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Ina Mays Guide To Childbirth


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ISBN13: 9780553381153
ISBN10: 0553381156
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Carlota, January 30, 2013 (view all comments by Carlota)
great and informative book for future moms to be or for couples! the first part of the book is about birth stories. These stories bring experiences from other midwives and mothers. Through their stories, one can easily learn and assimilate that all births are different and a natural process. The second part is more technical and highlights some elements of the birth. I found this part very useful and with great information. although for moments it gets repetitive.

Overall, I recommend this book!
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Jenny, September 22, 2006 (view all comments by Jenny)
Ina May's Guide to Childbirth is a long-needed addition to modern-day natural childbirthing resources. In this easy-to-read text, Ina May Gaskin begins with numerous birth stories as told by women who've experienced the empowering gift of birthing children naturally. The stories illustrate the innate power of women's bodies to gestate and birth human life. In a culture infused with fear about childbirth, these stories offer the reader a different and healing perspective-- that childbirth is not an event to be feared, but rather to be revered and relished and learned from. Key to enabling the birthing women are the midwives who support and encourage them as the births of the babies unfold. The sense one gains as one reads the birthing stories is that birth is sacred and manageable and possible and glorious; indeed, empowering.

The second part of the text is a breakdown of the components of modern day birthing choices available to women in mainstream care. User-friendly explanations of each component enable expectant parents to understand the available choices fully, as well as to understand the risks inherant in each intervention or test or available mode of care.

[a]Ina May Gaskin is perhaps the world's most reknowned midwife. She and her husband Steven Gaskin helped establish The Farm, a community in Tennessee, at which a highly succesful birthing center operates. She has done more than possibly any other person to bring midwifery back to into the consciousness and use of American women. She was president of the Midwives' Alliance of North America from 1996 to 2002, and in 2003 was selected as Visiting Fellow of Morse College at Yale University. She lectures all over the world to physicians and midwives, as well as to lay people, on issues of midwifery and topics surrounding the increasing maternal mortality rate in the United States. She is known for her championing of low-intervention birth, as well as for the outstanding statistics garnered at the Farm's birthing center in outcomes for women and babies. [These statistics were published in "The Safety of Homebirth: The Farm Study," authored by A. Mark Durand in the American Journal of Public Health, March 1992, vol. 82, pp. 450-452.] Ina May Gaskin is also the author of Spiritual Midwifery, now in its 4th edition.[/a]
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Gaskin, Ina May
New York
Pregnancy & Childbirth
Natural childbirth
Health and Medicine-General
pregnancy;birth;childbirth;midwifery;non-fiction;parenting;natural childbirth;midwife;women;doula;health;natural birth;baby;labor;birth stories;women s health;natural;reference
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Product details 368 pages Bantam Books - English 9780553381153 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , The cofounder of The Farm Midwifery Center and author of "Spiritual Midwifery" now shares her knowledge and wisdom about the "true capacities of the female body." This amazing book takes the fear out of childbirth, recasting it as the positive experience it should be, and includes inspiring and instructive birth stories from women who have used the midwifery model of care at The Farm.
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"Synopsis" by , In 1976, Gaskin wrote "Spiritual Midwifery, " the handbook for midwives. Gaskin now shares with all women her knowledge and wisdom about what she calls the "true capacities of the female body, " based on her more than three decades as a midwife.
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