Chris Bohjalian wrote a compelling story about a birthing by midwife gone wrong. Sibyl Danforth, ex-hippie, experience midwife made a call to save a child life and changed her life forever. It made me realized how lucky I am to be having my child in the hospital as each labor seem to take to me to the edge of death's door. I think midwives are wonderful, but not as safe as a hospital birth when it comes to complication.
Sure, we can just travel to the hospital any time, but when you're trapped by the weather, that's when it gets hairy. This is that story. When something as spectacular and common as birth becomes a nightmare. This is narrated by Sibyl's 14-year-old daughter when she's an adult. I find the story compelling.
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