Maria was born in Jarrow in the North East of England. She trained as a nurse in the 1980s and then moved to London to train as a midwife. In 1996 after 8 years in London she moved back to the North East to her roots, where she worked in both the hospital and the community as a midwife. Maria moved to Inverness in 2003 after meeting her husband, and they now have two children. Having two girls is a great delight after being brought up with three younger brothers. She is currently still working on the frontline of maternity services as a Senior Charge Midwife on the delivery suite at Raigmore Hospital.
Her memoir of her life as a midwife, entitled Tales of a Midwife, was published by Headline in March 2012.
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TALES OF A MIDWIFE – buy it here
Maria Anderson trained as an NHS nurse and went on to become a midwife, a job she has adored for over twenty years.
After fainting whilst attending her first three births, Maria went from nervous trainee to assured midwife and in her brilliant memoir she recounts the highs and lows of life inside the maternity unit. From frantic fathers and breaking her hand during a traumatic home birth, to witnessing the delivery of quads and the ultimate devastation of assisting the delivery of a stillborn baby, Maria has had an extraordinary career.
Tales of a Midwife is a funny, poignant and heart-warming account of a devoted midwife.
PUBLICATION DATE: 1st March 2012