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  • Published: 4 January 2011
  • ISBN: 9781407030401
  • Imprint: Ebury Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 352

Ina May's Guide to Childbirth




Everything you need to know to have the best birth experience for you, from the world's leading midwife

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.

In Ina May's Guide to Childbirth, she shares:

- Inspiring real-life stories that show what a positive experience childbirth can be- What happens during labour and the true capabilities of the female body - How to create a comfortable environment for birth in any setting - Tips for maximising your chances of a relaxed and joyful birth experience

Read by millions of women around the world, this reassuring and practical guide will take the fear out of childbirth and restore your faith in the power of your body. With Gaskin's timeless wisdom, you can approach birth with confidence and excitement, wherever and however it happens.

  • Published: 4 January 2011
  • ISBN: 9781407030401
  • Imprint: Ebury Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 352

About the author

Ina May Gaskin

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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Praise for Ina May's Guide to Childbirth

As a reproductive scientist as well as a medical practitioner, I can assure readers that everything Ina May presents in this book is based on the best scientific evidence. This book should be read by every woman...and by every midwife, nurse, doula, childbirth educator and doctor

Dr Marsden Wagner, former Director of Women’s and Children’s Health, World Health Organization

all we need to reconnect to the empowering beauty of childbirth that is woman's amazing gift for people-ing the earth. Few books have the potential to improve the life of everyone born on the planet. This one does

Alice Walker, author of The Color Purple

intuitive and informative

Yoga Magazine

Ina May Gaskin is a...treasure. In this invaluable guide her deep experience and profound insights are updated for a new generation and a new set of technologies. Indispensable!

Naomi Wolf, author of The Beauty Myth and Misconceptions

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