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Coming from Pagan Writers Press on March 8, 2013!


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Friday, March 22, 2013

What Inspired They Call Her Granny?

I studied midwifery for ages. Some of it was history of midwifery, and this is what inspired They Call Her Granny. When I had my first child, it was pure luck that I was referred to a nurse-midwife. After my fourth, when I started having babies at home, I hired direct-entry midwives, who are as close as you can get to a granny midwife these days. I think midwives like these have always served women in a very personal capacity that is completely unlike you get at the hospital. They know how to connect with a woman's heart. I wanted to honor that.

Toni Rakestraw is an editor by day and a writer by night. She has written another short story, The Longest Night, for Pagan Writers Press. She also co-authored Titanic Deception, a full-length novel, with her husband, John.


  1. I have always had an interest in mid-wifery, so much so that when I first entered Nursing School, I had entertained the idea of furthering my education to become a Mid-Wife! This is great, look forward to reading:)

  2. My grandmother was a mid-wife and LPN. I really resonated with your story.


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