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Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Books Over Brunch: Inaugural Selection!

We are thrilled to announce the launch of our new book club: Books Over Brunch! Every two months, the Maternally Yours Collective will select a new book to read, discuss, and hopefully prevent from splashes of coffee, tea and homemade jam at our favorite morning eatery, Station 400. Our first Brunch will take place Sunday, December 2nd at 10:00am. We hope you'll join us for books, brunch, and mama time! Three of our favorite things!

Our inaugural selection that we'll all be reading between now and December is Into These Hands: Wisdom from Midwives. It is a comprehensive anthology of the life stories of 25 remarkable women who have dedicated their lives and careers to the path of midwifery and social change. Each author has contributed significantly to modern childbirth reform and shaping maternity healthcare in America. Each midwife shares a lifetime of accumulated wisdom about what really matters to women of childbearing age. This wisdom has been gathered in over 800 years of working with mothers, newborns and families while assisting in over 35,000 births. The authors are among the best-known and best-loved midwives in America.

Our sisters at The Gathering Place, a pregnancy, childbirth, and parenting resource center in Miami, Florida, have generously donated one copy of this beautiful book, signed by its editor, midwife Geradine Simkins, to one of you lucky listeners. To win this treasure, simply leave a comment on this post telling us your recommendation for a future book club selection. The winner will be chosen at random and announced on next week's show. Good luck!

All sales of this book that are purchased through Maternally Yours and The Gathering Place will support the construction of a much needed new birth center in Miami. Please contact us if you are interested in purchasing your own signed copy for $25. Thank you all, and happy reading!


  1. Would love a chance to win this great book. Thank you

  2. I would recommend: When Survivors Give Birth: Understanding and Healing the Effects of Early Sexual Abuse on Childbearing Women by Penny Simkin

  3. Hmmm... I'm not sure if my last comment went through! I am excited about this book AND Station 400! :) I'm not up to date on the new books, but Pushed by Jennifer Block comes to mind - a great read.

  4. Half of the Sky would be a great book club to open many great discussions!

  5. just testing that this one works too.... ~ chantal :)