Midwives Themes

Chris Bohjalian
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Home Births

Sibyl is a midwife, a woman who is not medically trained, but works out of her home helping women give birth. Sibyl most often helps her clients have their babies in the comfort of their own homes. On occasion, Sibyl will become aware of a problem with her mother and will have the client transferred to a hospital. This has happened on a few occasions in the past. Sibyl has never hesitated to call for help when she sees a woman in trouble. Unfortunately, on the night in question, Sibyl is unable to get Charlotte Bedford to a hospital because of an ice storm that cut off the phones and leaves the roads impassable.

Home births become a central theme in the prosecution's case against Sibyl after the death of Charlotte Bedford. The prosecutor sees home birth as an unnecessary risk to mothers and babies. The prosecutor...

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