Ina May’s Guide to Childbirth by Ina May Gaskin Spiritual Midwifery by Ina May Gaskin Birthing from Within by Pam England The Thinking Woman’s Guide to a. Buy Spiritual Midwifery 4th Revised edition by Ina May Gaskin (ISBN: ) from Amazon’s Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on. “Here is the 4th edition of the classic book on home birth that introduced a whole generation of women to the concept of natural childbirth. Back again are even.

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Gaskin demands prison release. Much later, her eldest child, Sydney, died from a brain tumour just after her 20th birthday.

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Having given birth once, I straight up don’t believe another gal who says she didn’t feel any pain and was thrilled to have 30 people watching. Ina May is not confident that the changes Obama is pushing for will help: I actually read it after reading her Breastfeeding and Childbirth books, but I know a lot of people go on from her to read those.

Description The original Spiritual Midwifery, published inintroduced an entire generation of young women to the possibility of home birth and breast feeding.

The hippie language turned me off. But spirihual her fans, she’s just helping women do what comes naturally. After being at The Farm for a few days, we began to get a sense of how women can give birth there so well.

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Googling about The Farm supports my theory. The Farm is popular with middle-class American mothers who like to do things holistically. Improved instructions for handling breech births are also given. And I certainly can’t complain about being bored.

The talk is real hippie as the women tell their birth stories in the beginning of the book, and I love the spirit miwifery the community and women as they gather together This is the greatest book Videos About This Book. Her promotion of a low-intervention but extremely effective method for dealing with one of the most-feared birth complications, shoulder dystocia, has resulted in that method being adopted by a growing number of practitioners.


Looking for beautiful books? In this maneuver, the mother supports herself on her hands and knees to resolve shoulder dystocia. The Safety of Home Birth: My husband could not, however, get over the hippie nature of the book. Gxskin were delighted to take advantage of the opportunity to join a group of ten other students and midwives for a week to attend midwifery workshops at The Farm. Spirifual ongoing theme that childbirth takes the time it takes is extremely resonant to me, after a doctor rushed my first birth she complained so I could hear it twice that my hour labor, precisely on my due date, was making her late for other appointments, before deciding I “needed” a vacuum extraction.

Spiritial glad I saved it for last.

Nov 02, Vanessa rated it it was amazing Shelves: We’ve never circumcised a male baby on the Farm. Despite her passion, Ina May says she would never talk any woman into a homebirth. Pain study tests morphine for effectiveness on premature babies. I never would have thought – when we saw this dusty old thing forgotten in a flea market booth – that more than copies had ever gotten out or been read.

Her words are well-worth reading, and the stories captured in this book are touching and teaching in turn. However, it seems any variation from this way of “life” ,”birth”, however you want to brand it, isn’t preferred.

This biography of a living person needs additional citations for verification. But I see the attraction. The strongest thing I took from this reading, is that I don’t have to be spiritaul angry birthing mother-to-be. These births were compared to outcomes of over 14, physician-attended hospital births including those typically labelled as high risk in When I got pregnant later, I came back to it for inspiration and education.

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Jul 12, Alyson rated it really liked it. Spiritual midwifery on The Farm Spiritual midwifery and the whole ethos of natural birth is captured in the atmosphere of The Farm in Tennessee. Lists with This Book. I can’t help it if I grew up in San Francisco in the ’80s and am programmed to roll my eyes at terms like “turned on” even though I just used “turned off” – they are completely different! Other midwives and students can contact Sara and Lorna at: I found an old copy at the LSU book bazaar one year.


His work as an organizer took him to Canada to work with wheat growers, and to Washington, D. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

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Rather, statistics show the rate has increased, from 7. Walk around The Farm at any time, day or night, or sleep under the stars and you will not feel unsafe. Feb 12, Danger Kallisti rated it it was amazing Ija it for: Yes, it is a 70’s hippy book but truth is truth from spititual to generation.

HardingHenry C. Highly recommended for the expectant mother, father, and anyone interested in hearing about the act of birth in a realistic, descriptive manner from the voice of those who experienced it. The Farm was set up in the early s, when hippies from the San Francisco Bay area travelled across the Modwifery in search of freedom and a place to live their ideals.

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The backbone of the modern-day midwifery revival, Spiritual Midwifery’s greatest strength is in portraying life on The Farm and the practical motivation for learning the ancient practice.