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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I guess I have to start by saying two things: Included are stories of working with Amish women, showing a different spiritjal with a similar appreciation for natural childbirth. Her words are well-worth reading, and the stories captured in this book are touching and teaching in turn.

Tennessee is relatively supportive of midwifery practice in comparison to some US states, yet even in Tennessee the vast majority of births are attended by doctors rather than midwives. Then there was the question of finances.

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On the long journey to Tennessee people within the community started to have babies, and to help out, some of the women began to learn about midwifery and subsequently became midwives.

My husband could not, however, get over the hippie nature of the book. Gasskin some of what they did in the “early day” Holy hippies batman. On the first day in Nashville, we visited a large high technology maternity hospital and a small out-of-hospital birth centre. He later became a salesman, but Ina May grew up around farming and was close to a grandmother her namesake who ran an orphanage. Feb 12, Danger Kallisti rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Having been inspired by our time in Tennessee, we hope that we have brought back with us a little bit of the spirit of The Farm to England.


After being at The Farm for a few days, we began to get a spifitual of how women can give birth there so well. Within a year, the pair had become the focus of the Farm community: Also new is information about the safety of technique 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.

She has lectured all over the world at midwifery conferences and at medical schools, both to students and to faculty. My favorite childbirth book ever. Mainly, the themes being to make the mother comfortable in a number of different ways, the importance of the father or partner, in my case and what he can bring to the birth experience, and that childbirth is natural, powerful gaskkin not always the horror story we see on tv.

She recommended this book to me. Gaskin has lectured widely to midwives and physicians throughout the world.

Things got very complicated. Much later, her eldest child, Sydney, died from a brain tumour just after her 20th birthday. Look, I went to school in Boulder, Colorado – I know cosmic and am one with the Reiki but this book brings it to a whole new level. Now I’m in my first year of nursing school with a year plan of going back after my BSN to get a master’s degree in certified nurse-midwifery. This book will change how you think about pregnancy a My favorite childbirth book ever.

November Learn how and when to remove this template message. She notes in her figures from to that, out of 2, births, eight babies were lost. Sipritual taught that our feminine energy is somehow wrong and inappropriate.


Refresh and try again. I would highly recommend this book to current or future parents, midwives, or those who want to be supportive of a friend or family member’s birthing.

Spiritual midwifery on The Farm. Even just reading the first half, which is all birthing stories, is very inspiring. It also offers sage advice on nutrition, circumcision, prenatal visits, and so forth. Ina May is not confident that the changes Obama is pushing for will help: Looking to advertise your event or have your event accredited?

Insightful, educational, beautifully written. There, Ma was running his legendary Monday Night Class where he drew crowds of 1, students wanting to share his philosophy of peace and spirituality. All delivered naturally with no pain relief and no complications.

About people live there, including six midwives, and nowadays people travel hundreds of miles specifically to give birth there. I imagine that if I considered myself “spiritual” in any way, I’d be another 5-star reviewer. Back midwiffry are even more amazing birthing tales, including those from women who were babies in earlier editions and stories about Old Order Amish women attended by the Farm midwives.

The beatnik turned natural birth expert

Practical advice, sane advice, safe advice, loving advice. Return to Book Page. There is also information for parents and midwives.