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Obviously if a woman feels cared for and relaxed and at ease, anything, including childbirth would be easier to get through. In their heyday, Ina May says, the Farm’s community swelled to 1, people and her team of midwives handled around 30 births a month. Spending time in Tennessee therefore convinced spiritjal that midwives like those on The Farm have much to offer midwives in the UK.

Our members know that should the worst happen they have got the best support in their corner. Technology during childbirth is used with caution. But this book, instead of being frank about when surgery and advanced medical care result in a much healthier baby, seems to gloss over the long-term outcomes for babies born not breathing in the hands of people who consider prayer an important part of the solution.

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I started reading it this morning and finished it this evening. Activists In this section you will find: Everything you need to know to make breastfeeding a joyful, natural, and richly fulfilling experience for both you and your baby. It also offers s “Why,” you surely ask, “is a man reviewing Spiritual Gasskin The Gaskin Maneuver, also called all foursis a technique to reduce shoulder dystociaa specific type of obstructed labour which may lead to fetal death.

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Two years later she met Stephen through her first husband when they were in San Francisco. It’s certainly not the most original thing to say, but I was profoundly changed by Spiritual Midwifery’s early edition created in the s. She is the only midwife — and only woman — in history to have an obstetric technique named after her, the Gaskin manoeuvre moving on to all fours to release the baby’s shoulders. The backbone of the spiirtual midwifery revival, Spiritual Midwifery’s greatest strength is in portraying life on The Farm and the practical motivation for learning the ancient practice.


I do appreciate that Ina May Gaskin has helped improve the way childbirth can happen in America. mudwifery

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Also new is information about the safety of techniques routinely used in hospitals during and after birth, information on postpartum depression and maternal death, and recent statistics on births managed by The Farm Midwives. 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. Either way, highly recommended. Included are stories of working with Amish women, showing a different culture with a similar spiriyual for natural childbirth.

I’m just done reading birth stories right now.

Jun 16, Antoinette Maria rated it really liked it. I can be loving and gentle with my partner. It is interesting though and is basically a medical manual of the woman’s body, the baby, and goes into the nitty-gritty medical details of it all. Her surviving children are Eva Marie, 37, midwiefry teacher, Samuel, 35, gas,in personal trainer, and Paul, 34, sppiritual web designer — all were delivered on the Farm.

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. The Royal College of Midwives, a company limited by guarantee, registration number Ina May’s desire to change the way we think about birth is admirable.

There, she and the midwives of the Farm created The Farm Midwifery Center, one of the first out-of-hospital birthing centers in the United States.

Pioneering midwife Ina May Gaskin is known as the mother of authentic midwifery. 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! And then you could skip this one if you wanted. Googling about The Farm supports my theory. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Since the early s, she has been an internationally-known speaker on maternity care spirtiual and for the Midwives Alliance of North America MANA[1] lecturing throughout the world to midwives, physicians, doulasexpectant parents and health policy-makers. There are many different ways to continue your personal and professional development with our online study tools and resources. Obviously, your insurance — if you had it — might cover some or even all of that. Don’t be turned off by the outdated language and fashion in this book.


Retrieved 23 April A trippy hippy book about Ina May and her adventures at “The Farm” including homebirth midwifery and the works. About people live there, including six midwives, and nowadays people travel hundreds of miles specifically to give birth there. Being so far from medical aid and having very little money in a midwifeyr where health care is not free at the point of access, they have learnt skills toprevent complications in labour and to deal with them in an emergency.

Her new book, Ina May’s Guide To Breastfeedingis a collection of advice and anecdotes described by the US’s bestselling health writer, Dr Christiane Northrupas “the best thing ever written on the subject”.

Margaret Sanger Sojourner Truth. We had a week of intensive workshops on topics such as the history of midwifery on The Farm, clinical skills and spiritual parenting.

I’d recommend this if you were more interested in learning about the midwifery movement or wanted to be involved in childbirth care. I also started to feel like Ina May Gaskin and her husband were quite idolized by the commune and probably influenced women and men in the same way birth activists claim doctors intimidate women.

And some of what they did in the “early day” just seems downright irresponsible and ignorant, but I suppose they were pioneering their field. Things got very complicated. Check out the top books of the year on our page Best Books of View all 7 comments. In some states, homebirth is illegal. I guess I have to start by saying two things: Despite the efforts of a few celebrity mothers, homebirth remains an alternative experience, especially in the US.