Martha Ballard, a Maine midwife, invested her life balancing her work delivering children having a mind-boggling listing of domestic duties

Martha Ballard, a Maine midwife, invested her life balancing her work delivering children having a mind-boggling listing of domestic duties Rotating, knitting, sewing, planning the household meals, tending birds and sheep. Around 1800, she began to cut back; but then the other local midwife died and Ballard stepped up as she approached her 70s. At…
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