New Book ‘The Night The Midwife Came To Call’ Shares Unique Home Birth Stories

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Melinda Bybee tells exciting, emotionally rewarding stories of delivering babies.

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Author Melinda Bybee spreads awareness on midwifery and home births with her memoir, “The Night The Midwife Came To Call” (published by Xlibris). A timely work, as the United Kingdom’s National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) recently announced that home births and midwife-led centers were better for mothers and often as safe for babies. Contrastingly, in Alabama and other American states obstetricians or midwives are still barred from home births, even going so far as to prosecute them.

Home deliveries are the forte of midwives, and Bybee’s book gives readers a look at how babies are birthed by healthcare professionals operating away from the hospital, and the responsibilities and roles they bear as they bring new lives into the world. Bybee begins with how she realized her calling and how she became involved in the lives of people who preferred home-based birth – a gentle, natural birth the way they envisioned bringing their precious bundles of joy into their families’ lives.

She recounts the joys that come with working with mothers and fathers, their extended families and friends, though names have been changed to ensure privacy. Her book shares selected details from the most exciting births to keep readers interested and to remind herself of some of the most wonderful times in her life. Bybee retired in 2003, but the memories linger on in her mind and in her heart.

“The Night The Miwdife Came To Call” explains Bybee’s desire of wanting to deliver babies at a time when hospital births were the norm, and how she realized the dream.

“The Night The Midwife Came To Call”
By Melinda Bybee
Hardcover | 8.5 x 11 in | 220 pages | ISBN 9781493181094
Softcover | 8.5 x 11 in | 220 pages | ISBN 9781493183487
E-Book | 220 pages | ISBN 9781493181100
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Melinda Bybee was born in West Texas and lived her childhood years in Dallas. She has been married to an Engineer for Lockheed-Martin for 41 years and they have five children.

Xlibris Publishing, an Author Solutions, LLC imprint, is a self-publishing services provider created in 1997 by authors, for authors. By focusing on the needs of creative writers and artists and adopting the latest print-on-demand publishing technology and strategies, we provide expert publishing services with direct and personal access to quality publication in hardcover, trade paperback, custom leather-bound and full-color formats. To date, Xlibris has helped to publish more than 60,000 titles. For more information, visit or call 1-888-795-4274 to receive a free publishing guide. Follow us @XlibrisPub on Twitter for the latest news.

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