35 responses to A Midwife In Amish Country: Author Kim Osterholzer Answers Your Questions (Plus Book Giveaway)
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    Anna Lindblom
    Comment on Wonderful (September 19th, 2018 at 08:19)


    What wonderful questions and answers!

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      Comment on Do some of the fathers avoid the births? (September 19th, 2018 at 09:10)

      Do some of the fathers avoid the births?

      One of my Amish friends said her husband had been at every one of her births! I thought it was wonderful but some English men are rather afraid of watching births:-)

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    Rachel Rigsby
    Comment on Just Wondering (September 19th, 2018 at 08:19)

    Just Wondering

    What did you do to become a certified Midewife. Did you go to school for it.

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    Karol A Dyer
    Comment on Motherhood (September 19th, 2018 at 08:47)


    Motherhood is shared across cultural boundaries and religious faiths. It is always nice to “meet” in that connection to each other.

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    Susan M. Abbott
    Comment on Incredible (September 19th, 2018 at 08:57)


    I love your stories and understand that though an incredible experience, this work can be stressful. Thank you for sharing your stories

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    Lee Simmons
    Comment on Home Birth (September 19th, 2018 at 09:02)

    Home Birth

    I gave birth to my third child at home. My only regret is that I didn’t deliver my first two at home. Thank you for sharing your story.

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    Comment on Thanks! (September 19th, 2018 at 09:13)


    What a great article – thanks!

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    Amy Dharawat
    Comment on Stories to tell my students (September 19th, 2018 at 14:24)

    Stories to tell my students

    I would love to read your book after going through the tough questions you answered. I am a nursing instructor in northern California and some of my students have expressed an interest in becoming nurse midwives. Your book would be a great inspiration for them!
    Thank you!

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    Sue McKendry
    Comment on looking forward to reading this book (September 19th, 2018 at 15:35)

    looking forward to reading this book

    Thanks for this follow up to the original post. My mother and all of her siblings (11 total) were all born at home, but unfortunately I don’t know who assisted my grandmother. My mom died in 2005 and my last aunt died two years ago, so I guess I’ll never know. Thanks again to Kim for her very thorough answers.

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    Brenda Simmins
    Comment on Intrigued (September 19th, 2018 at 16:02)


    I’m in intrigued with this book and the cover photo.

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    Denise Flynn
    Comment on ❤️ (September 19th, 2018 at 16:04)


    I’d love to win this book. The subject matter is very interesting to me.

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    Helen Curtis
    Comment on midwife (September 19th, 2018 at 17:34)


    Interesting article. Thank you.

  • Thank you for answering my Amish question and I’m also looking forward to reading your new book.

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    Comment on Twins and Multiple Births (September 19th, 2018 at 18:23)

    Twins and Multiple Births

    Wow, this is so interesting! Ever since I got hooked on the PBS show, “Call the Midwife,” I’ve been really interested in midwifery. I have another question since I’m the mother of twins, which I delivered vaginally in a hospital. It seems that most non-Amish twins are delivered via C-section. Do you deliver twins and multiples as a midwife or do you send them to a hospital for delivery (or surgery)?

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    Grace McCain
    Comment on Thanks!! (September 19th, 2018 at 19:40)


    I appreciate Ms. Kim taking the time to answer these questions!

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    Suzanne Sellner
    Comment on Rewarding (September 19th, 2018 at 20:08)


    What a rewarding way to minister to others at such a vulnerable but special time in their lives! Thank you for assisting all those mothers over the years!

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    Thank you so much for taking the time to answer so many of our questions.

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    Vivian Furbay
    Comment on A Midwife In Amish Country (September 20th, 2018 at 05:08)

    A Midwife In Amish Country

    Very interesting interview! Would enjoy reading this book.

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    Rose Robeson
    Comment on Great book! (September 20th, 2018 at 07:03)

    Great book!

    I love reading the many Amish novels. I would enjoy this book.

  • Interesting questions and answers. Thank you for posting these. I’m looking forward to reading A Midwife in Amish Country.

  • What an interesting book. Would love to win a copy.

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    Diane Pauflson
    Comment on Wow, I'm floored! (September 20th, 2018 at 07:48)

    Wow, I'm floored!

    Amazingly beautiful stories and life. My first thought was, “Gee, I wish I’d done it that way,” but honestly both my births were beautiful and I realize they were probably the greatest achievements of my life. It tears me up to think of the respect God has given you for life, His lives. Glory, and thank you, for your service. I’m gonna get your book one way or another.

  • Would love to win and read this book. Sounds very interesting. The cover is beautiful.

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    Comment on Great questions (September 20th, 2018 at 09:07)

    Great questions

    This was a very interesting ‘interview’ thank you for sharing. Also, thank you for the chance to win a copy of “A Midwife in Amish Country”, I’m looking forward to reading it.

    wfnren at aol dot com

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    Loretta Shumpert
    Comment on Lovely Cover (September 20th, 2018 at 17:24)

    Lovely Cover

    Very interesting q & a’s. That has the be the loveliest cover on a book, ever!

    If you will answer one more question, I would like to ask:
    how do you know this child? One that you caught?

  • Very interesting post. I’d love to read the book!

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    Comment on So interesting! (September 21st, 2018 at 07:56)

    So interesting!

    I have had 10 homebirths myself . My first one was attended by a lady(retired) who used to be the head maternity nurse in the hospital, and once a midwife from out of town was visiting a friend and came when I went into labor. In those days is was not legal to have a midwife in Alabama. So glad things are changing here! Thank the Lord all went well in my births, but so glad for those who want homebirths and can be blessed to have a good midwife! I have attended many births and it is quite intense, but such a victory when the dear babies are born! God bless you!

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    Sue Hodas
    Comment on Interesting! (September 21st, 2018 at 08:25)


    This was an very interesting blog about mid-wifery. Guess your never to old to learn new and interesting things! I’d love to read the book!

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    Comment on Wonderful (September 21st, 2018 at 12:58)


    Thoroughly enjoyed this Q&A session. I am eager to read her stories more. And I must say, what an adorable me child on the cover. What Amish group is she from?

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    Barbara Hunsberger
    Comment on Loved reading your comments (September 21st, 2018 at 14:48)

    Loved reading your comments

    What interesting reading. I have a grandniece who is a midwife in Bolivia.

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    Comment on Great Information (September 23rd, 2018 at 17:12)

    Great Information

    What a great article! Thank you Erik and Kim Osterholzer for a really informative article.

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    Gretchen E.
    Comment on Great information! (September 24th, 2018 at 14:27)

    Great information!

    Wonderful questions and answers! I look forward to reading Kim’s book.

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