I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear. Nelson Mandela

About Author
Julie Watson
Julie Watson
  • Country: New Zealand
  • Books: 2
  • Profession: Midwife/Author
  • Born: 24 September
  • Member Since: Jul 2017
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    Biographies & Memoirs
BIOGRAPHY

Julie grew up in a small, rural town in New Zealand. After leaving school, she worked at the local maternity annexe as a nurse aide, which gave her a love for caring for mothers and babies. Life could not have been happier until the death of her second baby at birth led to depression, loneliness and despair.

Julie’s first book Born for Life: A Midwife's Story follows her journey to overcome challenges and become the midwife that she was born to be. Julie hopes that her story will inspire others to follow their dreams and not give up hope.

Midwifery remains Julie’s passion. Julie loves travelling and has worked as a midwife in many countries – including Zambia, Africa where she worked at Kalene Mission Hospital.

Julie’s second book Born for Life: Midwife in Africa describes her experiences living and working in Africa. She shares her incredible journey to make a difference in the lives of African women and their babies at the most cherished time in their lives.

Julie lives in Palmerston North, New Zealand with her husband, Barry.

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Born for Life: A Midwife's Story

Publish Date: Feb 18, 2015

Genre: Biographies & Memoirs

avg rating 4.681 reviews on Amazon

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Born for Life: A Midwife's Story

Born for Life: A Midwife's Story

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Publication Date: Feb 18, 2015

Biographies & Memoirs

4.6 (81 ratings)

Born for Life: Midwife in Africa

Born for Life: Midwife in Africa

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Publication Date: Oct 06, 2018

Biographies & Memoirs, Christian Nonfiction

5 (8 ratings)

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    • Allauthor 1 monthAllauthor
    • Writing can be an emotionally draining and stressful pursuit. Any tips for aspiring writers?
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      • bornforlife 1 month Post AdminAuthor
      • Both my books had emotional content. My first book tells of the emotional roller coaster I went on when my second baby died at birth. To write I had to go back to that place where I had felt so much pain and suffering. I wrote in short bursts over that time. Putting everything into the story so my readers felt as I felt and could experience the emotion I had gone through. By taking a break from the writing when I needed to and not pushing myself during that time helped me write as best as I could when I was writing.
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