Mamas, Does anyone know who "Chakama-mama" is? I'd love to thank her. SMOOCH! Carol

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Captivating, Inspiring, Page-Turner, June 19, 2009
By chakama-mama "Beth" (Bellingham, WA USA) -

I just devoured Lady's Hands, Lion's Heart by Carol Leonard. I came across her and her fabulous new memoir at a Midwifery Today Conference this spring. I just had to buy the book because I'm a midwifery junkie and just love reading midwives' memoirs. This book captivated me immediately. I stayed up nights reading by flashlight until forcing myself to tuck the book under the bed! Now, I feel like the opportunity to meet Carol Leonard was wasted, having not known who she was at the time. Her experience is a testament to her undying love for women, her commitment to making midwifery viable in the US, and for serving community to no end. I was particularly fascinated by the historical context of her life experience. As a midwifery student, I was inspired by her life story, her dedication and commitment. It made me wonder how many lives I will touch as a midwife. How I will contribute to ushering midwifery to a new level? I am extremely grateful for the example she has set, and for sharing it with the world in this lively, humorous, deep, heartwrenching memoir. It truly is a must-read for anyone interested in birth, human relationships, the patriarchal model of control - and how it can be challenged and changed. As a mother, a recipient of midwifery care, an aspiring midwife, a doula, a natural birth educator, a woman - I highly recommend this book. And I look forward to that next opportunity to meet Carol, at which time I will heartily thank her for all she's done to open up midwifery for women like me - as a legally recognized profession in the United States.

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Submitted by Susan on

Sounds like you need to schedule a reading in Bellingham, WA to me! That's a super nice review, congratulations!

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Submitted by azblue on

I am going to put a gift basket to take to my midwives and would love to put a copy of your book in it.

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Well..you can bet my book on Amazon..but I really get scr%^wed by that..you can get a SIGNED copy from my website: www.badbeaverpublising.com ...that's definitely better for ME! your gift basket sounds very sweet..I know they'll love my book...TONS of birth stories! Thanks! xoxo Carol

Available NOW!
Lady's Hands, Lion's Heart, A Midwife's Saga
by Carol Leonard
A trade paperback, 368 pages, $15.00
Bad Beaver Publishing, Hopkinton, NH
To order ~ go to www.badbeaverfarm.com

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Submitted by azblue on

I ordered one!

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Thanks! actually, my mom lives in Florida (in the winter...she's a snowbird) so I usually go to visit her in around February...so maybe we can cook sumthin up next winter! xoxo!

Available NOW!
Lady's Hands, Lion's Heart, A Midwife's Saga
by Carol Leonard
A trade paperback, 368 pages, $15.00
Bad Beaver Publishing, Hopkinton, NH
To order ~ go to www.badbeaverfarm.com

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Yeah, I know..it's a fabulous review! she posted it on Amazon...and I didn't even have to beg her for it! really, very articulate...this is a blast! xoxo Carol

Available NOW!
Lady's Hands, Lion's Heart, A Midwife's Saga
by Carol Leonard
A trade paperback, 368 pages, $15.00
Bad Beaver Publishing, Hopkinton, NH
To order ~ go to www.badbeaverfarm.com