Ina May's Guide to Childbirth

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Ina May's Guide to Childbirth

Ina May's Guide to Childbirth

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Drawing on over 40 years’ experience, internationally acclaimed midwife Ina May Gaskin shows you how to use the mind-body connection to help labour progress calmly and safely. Childbirth is empowering because it shows the connection between God’s decrees and His blessings, not simply because women are strong. After half a dozen birth stories I found myself stressed, slightly horrified and definitely not (as the author says she intends) empowered. Founded in 1971, by 1996, the Farm Midwifery Center had handled more than 2200 births, with remarkably good outcomes. 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.

Due to complications, Pelly delivered our older son by emergency c-section four weeks early, without experiencing a single contraction. She's not against medical intervention in the right circumstances, even if those circumstances are emotion-led. while i will admit that a lot of the information was very interesting, i disliked the fear-mongering it produced with regards to all things hospital-related-childbirth. I would recommend-- no REQUIRE-- this book for anybody who wants to have kids, or who has had kids, or --shoot-- anybody with reproductive parts. This book is not helpful, and it's filled with the kind of biased writing that sets women back and makes them feel bad about making their own choices.Again, this is something that people don't tend to speak about in daily conversation - so I am really grateful to Gaskin for opening up the world of childbirth to me with this book!

For a nerd as myself, I really enjoyed her insight and you cannot help to be incredibly impressed by the track record for Ina May as a midwife. This book is one of the most frequently recommended resources I’ve seen mentioned to mothers who are considering a natural childbirth.Although Ina May may seem hippie dippie to some (she does include some out there ideas), her relationship to OBs in Tennessee, her birth stats from the thousands of births she’s attended, and her balance between respecting ancient wisdom/intuitive, physiologic birthing and scientific data all make her a wonderful person to learn about the beautiful process of birth from. The science cited here, along with hospital procedures generally, is pretty outdated, which works nicely for the book's preferred method of persuasion: scare tactics.

We are experiencing delays with deliveries to many countries, but in most cases local services have now resumed. Indeed, after reading her Guide to Childbirth and speaking to other mothers about it, I am inclined to agree! The birth stories in this book, and Gaskin's explanations of the process, gave me a total confidence in my ability to do this crazy-sounding thing.The international bestseller that has helped millions of women trust in their body – and their baby – and give birth without fearDrawing on over 40 years’ experience, internationally acclaimed midwife Ina May Gaskin shows you how to use the mind-body connection to help labour progress calmly and safely. Overall, I'm glad I read this book and I truly believe that it has better equipped me for my son's upcoming birth. There was a story about abortion that while interesting, really didn't go into very much detail about the birth.

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