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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You can join us here or by calling But overall the stories were inspiring. Far out, high, tripping, psychedelic hippies.

What could we learn from them? This gsakin is groundbreaking in its own right but it ended up being more of a biographical and historical account then my personal how-to guide.

Jul 12, Alyson rated it really liked it. My midwife seems like a very responsible person who would send me for a C-section if I really needed one. We’re featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book.

Spiritual Midwifery by Ina May Gaskin

This stuck with me and caused more feelings of inadequacy than anything else. The environment at the Farm minimises fear in women, midwives avoid using pharmacological methods of pain relief and encourage a high protein soy-based vegetarian diet which they consider at least partly responsible for the low incidence of pre-eclampsia on The Farm. But Ina May gasiin want to attend anyone mmidwifery wouldn’t come to the Farm.

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.


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I was able to get past the sort of hippie-go-lucky language and tone of the book to the meat of it–namely, that childbirth is a wonderful natural process that can go much better for the mother when she is surrounded by supportive individuals who are acting on gawkin behalf and the baby’s in a personal way rather than in a institutional, impersonal, intervention focused hospital.

This book is highly referenced. Open Preview See a Problem? Nov 02, Vanessa spirituall it it was amazing Shelves: You do not have contractions, you have “rushes”.

There is also information for parents and midwives. Books by Ina May Gaskin.

I read this book before the home births of each of my three children. Walk around The Farm at any time, day or night, or sleep under the stars and you will not feel unsafe. But overall the stories were inspiri Loved the birth stories even though sometimes the hippie-ness of it is a little off putting.

We would like to give our special thanks to The Farm midwives, and to everyone who lives at The Farm, for making our stay so memorable and gaskjn. Yes, it is a 70’s hippy book but truth is truth from generation to generation.

We’re taught that our bodies are ugly and unhealthy and that they will turn on us.

My place or yours? Our members know that should the worst happen they have got the best support inaa their corner. Everything you need to know to make breastfeeding a joyful, natural, and richly fulfilling experience for both you and your baby. I can be loving and gentle with my partner.


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Laura found this first edition at the flea market next door. The most intriguing aspect of the book, however, are the vignettes recounting the stories of various pregnancies on The Farm. Carrie Chapman Catt Frances Perkins. This book is groundbreaking in its own right but it ended up being more of a biograph My purpose for reading this book is to brush up on childbirth and strategies to support my partner during her pregnancy and labor.

Spiritual midwifery on The Farm

Stella Oakes is a student at the University of Salford and is due to qualify in April Joining us at our UK-wide events, supporting our campaigns or sharing your opinions in our consultations enables our members to voice their concerns and ensure we are representing all their opinions. They bought some rural land in Tennessee at a cheap price and began to settle there, naming their new home The Farm. Jul 13, Emily Marks added it Shelves: There is a technical aspect too in the section for midwifes, but it is universal reading material worth your while as a new mom embarking on a very spiritual journey.

Return to Book Page. For more information on global midwifery, contact us. Loved the birth stories even though sometimes the hippie-ness of it is a little off putting. Not all of us live on a communal farm with a gaggle of brow-wiping midwives and husbands who are aroused by the process of labor.