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Martha Ballard, a Maine midwife, invested her life balancing her task delivering children with a list that is mind-boggling of duties

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Martha Ballard, a Maine midwife, invested her life balancing her task delivering children with a list that is mind-boggling of duties Rotating, knitting, sewing, planning the household meals, tending birds and sheep. Around 1800, she began to cut back; but then the other local midwife died and Ballard stepped up as she approached her 70s. […]