Friday, September 23, 2016

Author Profile: Julie Watson

It's my pleasure today to profile New Zealand Author Julie Watson.  Her book Born for Life: A Midwife's Story serves as both memoir and history, detailing both her personal journey as a midwife and a mother of loss and the changes in maternal care that have taken place over the course of her life.  Very well-reviewed, I commend this book to anyone interested in exploring both the miracles and tragedies of childbirth.

From her bio:

"Julie grew up in a small rural town in New Zealand.
She started work in the local maternity annexe on leaving school at the age of sixteen. She met Barry and was happily married until the unexpected death of her second baby at birth. This tragic event in her life led to depression loneliness and despair.
Life was full of challenges and it was during this time that Julie became a Christian. In her late thirties she did her training to become a nurse and a midwife fulfilling a life long dream. 'Born for life' tells her story and she hopes it will encourage others to follow their dreams even with life's difficulties.
Julie has traveled extensively and has worked in several countries around the world, caring for women of different cultures and nationalities. Midwifery continues to be her passion and love."

You can find her on Twitter and Facebook.


  1. Lovely post for Julie, A.M.! Thanks for sharing it with us. Happy PIF week! :)

  2. Thanks so much for Sharing this with us, Ann Margaret. I have added 'Born for Life' to my TBR.

  3. Thank you Ann Margaret for the lovely post. I love the photo you did. It was so special. Hugs xx

    1. I loved it and have shared and tweeted. Thank you xx

  4. Lovely post promoting Julie, AM!! Thanks so much for supporting her!!