Pinter & Martin scoops NHS midwife memoir

Pinter & Martin scoops NHS midwife memoir

Pinter & Martin is to publish Overdue: Birth, Burnout and a Blueprint for a Better NHS by midwife Amity Reed. 

The book draws on Reed's own experiences as a midwife, and is described as "a compelling call for fundamental change in the way maternity care is delivered" in the synopsis. 

Managing director Martin Wagner acquired world English rights from Emily Sweet at Emily Sweet Associates. He said: "It's not often that you come across a book which combines true literary qualities with no-nonsense practical suggestions on how to make the world a better place. Amity Reed's devastating account of her midwifery journey packs a mighty punch."

Prior to her career in midwifery, Reed worked as a journalist and editor and is a campaigner for women's health and reproductive rights. She said: "My steadfast belief in the NHS and a desire to help bring about the changes so urgently needed to save it was the compelling force behind Overdue. In sharing my own story and unique perspective, I hope to reshape the narrative around humanity in healthcare and what transformation could look like. I'm thrilled to be published by Pinter & Martin, who enabled that story to be told." 

The book will be published on 1st October in paperback.