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Spiritual Midwifery

Anthonyand Jane Addams. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. I will admit it’s not a book I read or would recommend reading from cover to cover, and also not one I’d recommend at the end of your pregnancy, because I believe there comes a point where one should disengage from others’ experience of birth and focus on the birth, you, your baby and your birthing team are creating.

Gaskin demands prison release. And I certainly can’t complain about being bored. Included are stories of working with Amish women, showing a different culture with a similar appreciation for natural childbirth.

Jan 27, Lisa rated it it was amazing Shelves: For the rest it was a good and empowering book Despite the efforts of a few celebrity mothers, homebirth remains an alternative experience, especially in the US.

Jul 26, Mariel rated it it was amazing Shelves: Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide. Apr 11, Akhenaten rated it really liked it Shelves: Pragmatism should enter the picture, too. My place or yours? 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.


Outsiders come from all over the world — most recently from Ireland and Singapore mifwifery to have their babies. I had a personal connection to The Farm community at which these birth stories occur. HardingHenry C. Obviously if a woman feels cared for and relaxed and at ease, anything, including childbirth would be easier to get through.

Gaskin was born to an Iowa Protestant family Methodist on one side, Presbyterian on the midwifry. Their stories are also poorly written spirigual contain a lot of words like “High” and “telepathic” and “Puss”. 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.

For more information on global midwifery, contact us Homepage. This book was autobiographical on how “The Farm” came to be, how and why Ina May ended up in midwifert midwifery role, and the things she and her midwifery partners learned along the way.

Every so often, gaskn clearing reveals a ramshackle house with a rusting 70s school bus in the driveway. Aug 25, Chloe rated it it was amazing Shelves: Spiritual Midwifery by Ina May Gaskin. Everyone seems to have read it so I finally picked it up.

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All the trippy flowery illustrations, pictures of long-haired women in labor, stories about “rushing” and transcending and being telepathic, etc. Inhalf of all US households lived on farms. It also breathed new life into the all-but-vanished field of midwifery. Gaskin has lectured widely to midwives and physicians throughout the world.

The Gaskin Maneuver, also called all foursis a technique to reduce shoulder dystociaa specific type of obstructed labour which may lead to fetal death. Retrieved 19 September Want to Read Currently Reading Read. My biggest complaints are that: Looks like you got to live your Utopian dream, I say. Actually having an altered mental state? The hippie slang is unreal. Spiritual midwifery on The Farm.


The Farm was set up in the early s, when hippies from the San Francisco Bay area travelled across the US in search of freedom and a place to live their ideals. Birth is fully integrated into the lives of people on The Farm, labour is culturally celebrated, and birth is viewed as spiritually significant and pregnant women are treated with the utmost respect.

You can even visit our heritage collection library in London. This made us appreciate the position of midwives in the UK, who can provide safe midwifery care for all pregnant women.

Spiritual Midwifery by Ina May Gaskin

As her work on maternal mortality gathers pace, there is an increasing sense of urgency. This material may be protected by copyright. Jul 16, lov2laf rated it really liked it Shelves: Our networks spread further with workplace branches, student forums and societies. The lead section of this article may need to be rewritten.

Perhaps what is so amazing about The Farm, and what made us so keen to visit, is that the midwives there manage to maintain incredibly low intervention rates in a country with highly medicalised maternity care. It’s worth reading if you are unfamiliar with childbirth and would like read something that is insightful but not medical in an institutional way.