Birthing experiences

When Gina Temple-Rhodes asked 11 women, ages 89 to 101, what they remembered about giving birth decades earlier, their frank answers and the details they recalled astonished her.  “Some of these (women), their children were now in their 70s, but they could tell me the details,” said Temple-Rhodes, an oral historian whose business, Cedar Story Services, is in the Dewitt-Seitz Building in Canal Park. Temple-Rhodes interviewed the women, and one of their husbands, in 2010-11 for phase one of what she calls the Duluth Birth Oral History Project. For full news story click here and download the transcripts here.