In Loving Memory of Karen Kamyszek, CTM
Karen served women as a community centered Traditional Midwife for over 30 years.
She was a
an academic director for Michigan School of Traditional and a tireless home birth activist.
Midwifery was her passion, family was her
motivation, women and birth were her joy and inspiration.
She was dearly loved and is sadly
missed by all who knew her.
Let the amazing stories of midwives inspire you!
Into These Hands,
wisdom from midwives©
edited by Geradine Simkins
"....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.
The stories deliver a compelling historical perspective on the culture of
childbirth in America, insight into what really matters to women, wisdom about how to properly
welcome newborns into their families, inspiration about how to courageously take charge of one’s
life, and clear guidance for reforming our maternity care system."
- quoted from www.WisdomFromMidwives.com
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“The women who share these stories are more than midwives—they are visionaries,
revolutionaries, healers and heroes. This book is for anyone, like myself, who lives in awe of
midwives, and if that does not include you, be prepared to be converted.”
-Ricki Lake, actor, television host, executive producer of documentary
The Business of Being Born
American College of Traditional Midwives