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Martha Ballard - 3 Responsibilities of a midwife She was a...

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1. Martha Ballard – midwife and diarist As a midwife, she was also a doctor of the community. She cooked and kept the household. At one point was nursing a child as well. She was present of over 1000 births. 2. Laurel Thatcher Ulrich – modern historian
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Unformatted text preview: 3. Responsibilities of a midwife She was a crude doctor, a gardener, a sewer and took care of the family. 4. Privacy, how different than today? Everyone was very close to each other, Most slept in the same bed and no one had their own room....
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