Obstetrician Connie Danforth takes us back to 1981, the year she turned 14. It's also the year her mother Sibyl - a midwife and hippy champion of home births - is accused by her young assistant, Anne, of carelessly killing a woman in labour . . . Anne won't back down and the case goes to court.
Skillfully constructed, fast-paced and beautifully written, 'Midwives' is a subtle, scary stay-up-all-night tale of a Vermont midwife's home delivery going gruesomely wrong.