Ina May's Guide to Childbirth

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Ebury Publishing, Jun 15, 2010 - Family & Relationships - 352 pages
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Ina May Gaskin, America's leading midwife, shares her exceptional birthing wisdom in this intuitive guide to childbirth. By sharing a wealth of knowledge generated by three decades of experience she explains why the natural birthing process, when left to its own devices, can proceed so beautifully on its own.

In this invaluable book Ina May teaches you:

- What really happens during labour

- How to create a safe, comfortable environment for birth in any setting

- Tips for maximising your chances of an unmedicated labour and birth

- The risks of anaesthesia and caesareans - what your doctor doesn't necessarily tell you

Ina May's Guide to Childbirth is an inspiring read and gives women the opportunity to take back the fear of childbirth by regaining confidence in their bodies. It tells you everything you need to know to have the best birth experience for you - whether in a hospital, birthing centre or the comfort of home.

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Fascinating, exhilarating, educational, empowering. - Goodreads
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User Review  - Megan - Goodreads

Hippie alert! I really enjoyed this book, the first half is all birth stories and the second half is more about pregnancy and how to labor which I greatly appreciated. This is a book I plan on having ... Read full review

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User Review  - Kersey - Goodreads

I highly recommend this book for anyone who is considering having children. Ina May has a totally different opinion of the female body than most ob/gyns. The largest difference being that the body ... Read full review

About the author (2010)

Ina May Gaskin is founder and director of the Farm Midwifery Center, located near Summertown, Tennessee. She has lectured all over the world at midwifery conferences and at medical schools, both to students and to faculty. The Farm is noted for its low rates of intervention, morbidity and mortality. Recently selected as a Visiting Fellow at Morse College of Yale University, Ina May also teaches midwifery, writes books and articles for medical journals and edits her quarterly journal, The Birth Gazette.

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