Spiritual Midwifery Paperback – 1 Jan 1982
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About the Author
Ina May Gaskin is founder and director of the Farm Midwifery Center, located near Summertown, Tennessee. She has lectured all over the world at midwifery conferences and at medical schools. A visiting fellow at Yale University, Ina May also teaches midwifery and writes books and articles for medical journals. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
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on 29 January 2016
Format: PaperbackVerified Purchase
When I first read this I thought it was a bit hippyish, and wasn't sure I could relate to any of it, esp after having had a traumatic first labour a few years before, BUT parts of it came back to me during labour and it really got me through. I actually ended up having an amazing labour and birth - just like these women - with only a tens machine. It really is possible to enjoy giving birth and not be scared. Give it a go - what have you got to lose?!
on 30 May 2017
Format: Kindle EditionVerified Purchase
It had a lot of information that was very detailed and not all understandable by people who are not of the medical world. More a book for midwives
on 28 December 2010
This book is not just a book explaining wonderful natural techniques for giving birth..it gives you freedom from the fear of childbirth. All my life I have feared the whole process of childbirth and was worried that when I became pregnant one day that my fear of the labour and transistion would ruin my experience of the pregnancy. Then my friend bought me this book and it has all changed. Ina May Gaskin is an inspirational midwife that teaches us that the human species has been conditioned to believe that childbirth is full of pain and alarm. There is way too much intervention in today's hospital births and when childbirth is approached with the understanding that it is a completely natural and amazing happening, then a person can realise that the great deal of pain felt is due to being scared, up-tight and not relaxing the body enough to allow the opening to happen. Also, contractions are described as 'rushes' and this seems to make complete sense. You'll see why when you read this book! Its a precious must have to every pregnant woman and you won't regret being introduced to the wonderful Ina May Gaskin :o)
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Wonderful book, it's changed my whole outlook on birthing, and it also arrived promptly.
A modern classic of the open minded variety. Ina May for President!
Excellent book, definitely worth a read. Studying midwifery at degree level, wonderful stories! Came super quick.
Was bought as a gift but daughter was delighted as studying midwifery and says it's very interesting
This book is slightly strange in that it is split into two almost completely different genres - one half is birth stories and the other is like a medical text book and is almost...Read more
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