“The books that the world calls immoral are books that show the world its own shame.”
OK really, what was I expecting? It's a book about midwives. And birthing. I should have known that babies were going to be born, and the book would revolve around part of that. I paid attention in my biology class. I know where babies come from. But I wasn't quite expecting for it to be relived in detail. Such graphic detail.
Aside from the birthing, there were a lot of other really interesting aspects that were discussed. Tough cases, tough patients, and what life was like in a convent for someone who isn't a nun were all very interesting. I would definitely read the other books in the series, especially now that I know that it's basically a medical memoir, and maybe won't be so caught off guard next time.