Anyone read "Listen to me Good"?

  1. I was reminded of this book by a woman named Margaret Smith I read about 11 yrs. ago. I got it from the library and as long as it has been that book still sticks in my mind. It was a very good book about a black midwife in Alabama.
    I think I'll find another copy for my collection.
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  3. by   Selke
    Yes! I just read both "Why Not Me? The Story of Gladys Milton, Midwife" by Wendy Bovard, and "Listen to Me Good: The Life Story of an Alabama Midwife," by Margaret Smith. They were great. If you like these, you'll love "Motherwit:An Alabama Midwife's Story" by Onnie Lee Logan. These books are all available used on, very reasonable. These black "granny midwives" come from an unbroken tradition from their cultures of origin in Africa and should be treated as national treasures. A few scholars of midwifery and women's health are catching on and writing about them in their histories of American midwifery -- I have a partial bibliography but not with me at the moment.

    If you liked these books, you might like "Copper Woman" by Anne Cameron.
  4. by   Jo Dirt
    That was it! "Motherwit." I couldn't rememmber the title of the book so I tried to look it up on Amazon. But thanks! It has been so long, but I remember now.
  5. by   SmilingBluEyes
    Yes I have. It's one of several good midwife books in my personal library. I have found a lot of good books at Cascade Medical Products out of Oregon---they have some great books/learning materials for birth professionals at reasonable prices.