New Experience

    Patty Bartlett Sessions

    Mormon Midwife

    Patty Bartlett Sessions

    Midwifery was an important profession in Maine, where Patty was raised. Unexpectedly having to assist in a birth, she was later told by the local doctor that “she must attend to that business, not to have any fear, for she would prosper in it.” Her skill in delivering babies would become critical to the well-being of fellow members of the Church. As a Mormon, Patty received further confirmation of her decision to follow an obstetrical career.


    7:00 PM, 13 October 2011

    Donna Toland Smart recounts the experiences of a midwife among the Mormon pioneers.