The Midwife: A Memoir of Birth, Joy, and Hard Times - Jennifer Worth

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I have a theory that all human babies are born prematurely. Given the human life span - three score years and ten - to be comparable with other animals of similar longevity, human gestation should be about two years. But the human head is so big by the age of two that no woman could deliver it. So our babies are born prematurely, in a state of utter helplessness.

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bvw 9 months ago
Great woman, great realist of a historian of Britain in the late 1950s and early 1960s. Incredibly heart reading stories of the East End. Call the Midwife and such.

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