Bedside Reading

Frontline Midwife

October 10, 2023 Bedside Reading Podcast Season 5 Episode 13
Bedside Reading
Frontline Midwife
Show Notes

What a book! Anna Kent's Frontline Midwife blew me away.  Getting to meet her to record this conversation was just phenomenal. 

Her publishers blurb reads: "At twenty-six years old, Anna Kent helped a woman deliver her baby in a tropical storm by the light of a headtorch. At age thirty she would be responsible for the female health of 30,000 Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh. But returning to work for the NHS in the UK, she soon learned that even at home the right to a safe birth was impossible to take for granted. Frontline Midwife is Kent's compassionate testament to the critical work of healthcare professionals around the world." and if that wasn't enough to suck you in.

This conversation does cover some triggering themes - we talk about maternal and child mortality, about healthcare worker trauma, burnout, moral injury and PTSD.