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LovieThe Story of a Southern Midwife and an Unlikely Friendship$
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Lisa Yarger

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9781469630052

Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: September 2017

DOI: 10.5149/northcarolina/9781469630052.001.0001

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I’m Doing This for Joy

I’m Doing This for Joy

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Lisa Yarger

University of North Carolina Press

Lovie and narrator Lisa Yarger visit Joy and Kenny Mitchell in their Pantego (Beaufort County) home. Lovie gives Joy a prenatal exam (seemingly for Yarger’s benefit) and explains some of her requirements for a home birth. The Mitchells invite Yarger to accompany Lovie to the birth of their fourth child two months later.

Keywords:   Joy and Kenny Mitchell, Pantego, Beaufort County, home birth

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