Martha's Diary Report

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It was interesting to see how, even as an established midwife, Martha and her family still struggled financially. I also found it fascinating that Martha’s care for others was not limited to childbirth and other women’s needs, although she left the women in the care of another after the delivery of a child. She provided her knowledge and aid to those suffering from a variety of ailments, as well as performing tasks such as preparing bodies for burial. Martha’s practice was definitely not limited to simply midwifery as we know it to be in today’s society. As intriguing as Martha’s diary is, I found it difficult to read her writing directly from the diary pages and would assume a historian may face the same problem. Times have evolved incredibly

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