Everything you need to know about the best birth experience for you, from America’s leading midwife
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.
“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 Womenâ??s and Childrenâ??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”
“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