Midwives - Part 3: Chapters 19-22 Summary & Analysis

Chris Bohjalian
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Part 3: Chapters 19-22 Summary

In chapter 19, Stephen cross examines the medical examiner and establishes that a woman who had died from blood loss during a cesarean section would most likely have had more blood in her abdomen than Charlotte had in hers. This testimony ends the trial's first week. On Monday, Asa Bedford takes the stand. Asa testifies to the events of the night his wife died, with emphasis on the cesarean section the prosecution claims took her life. Asa claims that Sibyl never asked permission to save the baby, or even asked Asa what he wanted Sibyl to do about the baby. Asa claims that Sibyl simply stated that Charlotte had died and that she had wasted precious time attempting to revive her that should have been spent on rescuing the baby. Asa also claims that he never saw Sibyl check his...

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