Labor of Love . . . makes me want to stand up and shout, Yes! Right on, sister! - Christiane Northrup, MD, author of Women's Bodies, Women's WisdomA practicing certified nurse-midwife . . . [Muhlhahn] has the battle scars to prove it . . . as well as enough emotional dings to give her plain-speaking single mom's memoir an edge" - BooklistCara Muhlhahn is force of nature. Single mom, jazz singer, salsa dancer, traveler, and midwife to more than 700 babies, she holds nothing back in her astonishing memoir. As one of today's most beloved and sought-after midwives, Muhlhahn delivers an engaging story of the choices and sacrifices she has made in order to live a life of passion and devotion. At an early age, Cara wanted to make a difference in people's lives. She decided she would help women during their most significant experience-giving birth. Balancing her medical knowledge with intuition, the challenges of single parenthood with work, and personal sacrifices with the joys of birth, Muhlhahn captures what it's like to know your purpose, and live life to its fullest. Written with searing honesty, Labor of Love will inspire and amaze.
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Certified Nurse Midwife Cara Muhlhahn, CNM, has been learning and practicing midwifery for 30 years, and she now runs a private practice that specializes in home delivery. Cara is featured in the documentary The Business of Being Born, which was executive produced by Ricki Lake and directed by Abby Epstein. Cara is the mother of a 12-year-old boy who was delivered by a midwife.
Ricki Lake is an actress, television host, and the executive producer of the documentary, The Business of Being Born. She is also the author of Your Best Birth. She lives with her husband and two sons in Los Angeles.
A practicing certified nurse-midwife in New York for more than a dozen years, Muhlhahn has the battle scars to prove it, in the form of piles of paid and unpaid parking tickets as well as enough emotional dings to give her plain-speaking single mom’s memoir an edge. Not the stereotypical Birkenstock-shod, granola-munching earth mother, she has nonetheless always unapologetically marched to the beat of her own drummer. From the moment she decided a life of service was her destiny, she never looked back. A series of life events seemed to send her headlong into midwifery, often in the face of harsh disapproval from many in the mainstream American medical arena. She stood her ground and demanded her propers as someone who empowers women during the crucial process of giving birth—and she was featured in Ricki Lake’s documentary The Business of Being Born. Although midwifery is beginning to enjoy greater mainstream medical approval, Muhlhahn still wants more, especially special license plates to avert all those pesky parking tickets. --Donna Chavez
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