The Amish and Midwifery

The Amish and Midwifery

I have a blog post over at Not Quite Amish about midwifery with a recommendation for one of my favorite books, A Midwife’s Story by Penny Armstrong and Sheryl Feldman.

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Amish church wagon

Amish church wagon

In May, hubby, youngest daughter, and I visited Lancaster County. Both my daughter and I took photos while hubby drove. This is one I took after exclaiming, “Slow down!” Not that hubby wasn’t already inching along. That’s how one drives in Lancaster County. The church wagon was sitting on the edge of the lawn of new-style house. It was a Saturday afternoon–I could only imagine all of the preparations going on inside the home. The wagons carry tables, chairs, and dishes from home to home for services, held every other Sunday, in each district. I’d read about the wagons–and had written about them–but it was the first time I’d seen one up...

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