Spiritual Midwifery (Google eBook)

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Book Publishing Company, Nov 9, 2010 - Health & Fitness
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Spiritual Midwifery is considered by many to be the bible of the home birth movement. This classic book on natural childbirth introduced a whole generation of women to the possibility of home birth and breast feeding. At a time when higher levels of technology were the wave of the future, the home birth movement testified to the naturalness and normalcy of the birthing process-even the sacredness of it. Ina May Gaskin, the author, is a powerful advocate for a woman's right to give birth without excessive and unnecessary medical intervention. Now in its fourth edition, her voice is needed as much now as then. In today's climate of unprecedented numbers of cesarean sections and induced labor, knowledge of this birthing process enables women to make informed choices regarding their maternity care and delivery options. The birthing stories and section on care of the newborn are valuable to anyone about to become a parent.

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Very inspiring, great insight. - Goodreads
Love the positive imagery surrounding birth. - Goodreads
Some powerful insights in this book. - Goodreads
I also like the practicality of a lot of the advice. - Goodreads
... and I definitely could do without the pictures. - Goodreads
Full of wonderful stories and helpful insight. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Elizabeth - Goodreads

I loved this book. The birth stories were really impressive and the midwifery information at the end was really informative. The language was also pretty epic. Read full review

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User Review  - Leaf - Goodreads

I think that Ina's husband pushes it with the comments about babies and sexuality. Not everything sensual is sexual. For the rest it was a good and empowering book...particularly for people facing a natural breech birth. Fun 70's language too. Read full review

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