She closed the book, placed it on the table, and finally decided to walk through the door. She knew that birthing this baby would not be easy, but as a rural mid-wife in Mississippi, she realized that the powerful qualities of the herb clary sage would help ease the child out.
The mother had already been in labor for 10 hours and had pushed for 5. The baby’s heartbeat was starting to get more faint. The mother was exhausted and the mid-wife feared for the safety of both mother and baby.