Birth Matters

Birth Matters

A Midwife's Manifesta

Book - 2011 | Seven Stories Press 1st ed.
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Renowned for her practice's exemplary results and low intervention rates, Ina May Gaskin has gained international notoriety for promoting natural birth. She is a much-beloved leader of a movement that seeks to stop the hyper-medicalisation of birth which has lead an increase in cesarean sections and renew confidence in a woman's natural ability to birth. Upbeat and informative, Gaskin asserts that the way in which women become mothers is a women's rights issue the act that most powerfully exhibits what it is to be instinctually human.
Publisher: New York : Seven Stories Press, c2011.
Edition: Seven Stories Press 1st ed.
ISBN: 9781583229279
1583229272
Branch Call Number: 618.45 GASKIN
Characteristics: xii, 250 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.

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saraorange1974
Sep 12, 2012

This book was full of evidence based research, as well as stories from personal experience. She speaks both to women considering how they want to prepare for birth and to our medical community at large about some of the changes that would improve our maternity system. It effectively reminds women of the power they have. It is an excellent book, and one that would benefit every woman considering having a baby and every care provider who seeks to serve that woman.

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kmarchin
Aug 01, 2011

Contains quite a bit of history, but also helpful if you're expecting and want to read some birth stories. I had to skip here and there but was overall enlightened.

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