Study Guide

Outlander Chapter 32

By Diana Gabaldon

Chapter 32

Hard Labor

  • Ian and Jamie are exhausted from harvest time and sound asleep when Jenny goes into labor. Time to harvest a baby. Um, never mind… That sounds super creepy. 
  • Claire doesn't know how to deliver a baby, but she assists Mrs. Crook and the midwife. 
  • The labor is rough and bloody, but Jenny and the baby are a-okay.
  • Claire tells Ian that he has a daughter: Margaret Ellen.
  • Seeing the stress Ian went through, Jamie wonders if it's a good thing that Claire is barren. He couldn't bear to lose her in childbirth.