"Being present as the midwife at a baby's birth is onw of life's glorious adventures.' Nineteen australian midwives share their incredible stories with passionate midwife and bestselling author Fiona McArthur. Midwives play a vital role in supporting women through some of the most challenging and rewarding moments of their lives.a These remarkable professionals watch over births across Australia from the remote outback to busy urban hospitals. Meet Annie, working on the tiny island of Saibai where mothers arrive by dinghy; Kate, a clinical midwifery consultant, who sees women with high-risk pregnancies; Priscilla and Jillian who fly thousands of miles to get mothers and babies to hospital safely with the Royal Flying Doctor Service; and Louise, who gives impromptu consultations in the aisles of the local supermarket. Funny one minute and heartbreaking the next, Aussie Midwives explores the joys, emotion and drama of childbirth and the lasting effect it has on the people who work in this extraordinary profession. "
Fiona McArthur has worked as a rural midwife for many years. She is a clinical midwifery educator, mentors midwifery students, and is involved with obstetric emergency education for midwives and doctors from all over Australia. Fiona's love of writing has seen her sell over two million books in twelve languages. She is the author of the nonfiction works The Don't Panic Guide to Birth and Breech Baby: A Guide for Parents. She lives on an often swampy farm in northern New South Wales with her husband and some happy cows. She's constantly taking photographs of sunrise and sunset and loves that researching her books allows her to travel to remote places. www.fionamcarthurauthor.com