I hope that you have heard of Ina May Gaskin. She is an amazing woman who became a midwife on a commune in Tennessee. This TEDx talk just scratches the surface of her passion and work. I encourage you to check out anything she has written or videos about her work and life.
On her website can you more information about the books she has written. inamay.com
Enjoy and let me know what you think about Ms. Gaskin!