Spiritual Midwifery - Kindle edition by Gaskin, Ina May. I love the hippy pics. $10.00 + $3.33 shipping . Information, explanations, personal stories, diagrams, illustrations, this book has it all! Also… Practical advice, sane advice, safe advice, loving advice. Publisher:ISD LLC. She recommended this book to me. When I was looking for information on healthy, involved births, Ina May Gaskin provided a variety of experiences in this book. BUT the pictures and birth stories are worth it. I love Ina May’s books for helping me to teach yoga to mother and baby with consciousness. but nonetheless entertaining and nice to read. We have been a self-sufficient farming community since 1971 when the first 300 of us settled on our land near Summertown, Tennessee. E.g., there are people who've had amazing natural childbirth experiences who don't need to live in the middle of nowhere, prefer the word contraction to rushes and would never use the word "psychedelic" to describe anything and I wish there were more of those so that women considering non-medicated birth could have that "Aah, she's just like me" moment of recognition. I accepted the pain, kept breathing, and "rode the waves". I reread it this week because rehearsals of my stage adaptation of the novel begin December 26 at the George Street Playhouse. I actually ended up having an amazing labour and birth - just like these women - with only a tens machine. Bring your club to Amazon Book Clubs, start a new book club and invite your friends to join, or find a club that’s right for you for free. Included are stories of working with Amish women, showing a different culture with a similar appreciation for natural childbirth. Another entity capable of free will, and therefore capable of becoming God, has been born.”, “Touch is the most basic, the most nonconceptual form of communication that we have. My husband could not, however, get over the hippie nature of the book. 20 years of successful natural, positive, non-damaging childbirth on The Farm goes a long way toward proving that routine hospitalization of healthy laboring mothers, with its accompanying sexual assault and dehumanization, is in desperate need of re-evaluation. Ina May also provides new information about potentially dangerous techniques routinely used in hospitals during and after birth, as well as the latest findings about VBAC (Vaginal Birth After Cesarean). The hippie slang is unreal. Welcome to the Spiritual Midwifery web page. Love me some Ina May. This has been, and still is, a very important book for pregnancy. I love the hippy pics. Definitely recommend to expecting mothers who are looking for another perspective that gives power back to the strong wombman in recognition of the ancient lineage of mothers before her. I mainly enjoyed the historically relevant language, which was really groovy and inspired me to throw the Grateful Dead album onto the turntable. I truly have love in my heart for them. I cannot get past this this portion of the book, which unfortunately is in the beginning: Well, I'm glad out of all Ina May Gaskin's books I saved this one for last. Kathy Kalina describes the physical as well as spiritual signs of the dying process in Midwife for Souls. I was able to get past the sort of hippie-go-lucky language and tone of the book to the meat of it--namely, that childbirth is a wonderful natural process that can go much better for the mother when she is surrounded by supportive individuals who are acting on her behalf and the baby's in a personal way rather than in a institutional, impersonal, intervention focused hospital. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading Spiritual Midwifery. Yes, it's hokey. There is a technical aspect too in the section for midwifes, but it is universal reading material worth your while as a new mom embarking on a very spiritual journey. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. If you're looking for open, positive, and detailed stories about births, this is a great book to have. Holistic Midwifery Vol. I think this book explains well the history of midwifery in the US, and why it is a valid method to childbirth, and I think this book may help many mothers-to-be decide if they would like to try midwifery instead of a doctor. A trippy hippy book about Ina May and her adventures at "The Farm" including homebirth midwifery and the works. Top subscription boxes – right to your door, © 1996-2020, Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates. 87 Previews . Spiritual midwifery. The second section lends great insight to expectant parents, written as a technical manual for midwives, nurses, and doctors. At the time, I was not at all interested in having a child(I was young and unattached), but the pictures and stories in this book captivated me. Founded in 1971, by 1996, the Farm Midwifery Center had handled more than 2200 births, with remarkably good outcomes. Spiritual Midwifery - Ebook written by Ina May Gaskin. Her new book, Ina May’s Guide to Childbirth was released 4 March 2003 by Bantam/Dell, a division of Random House. It is written by a midwife famous for her work on The Farm, an intentional community she helped form during the height of the peace-train movements of the 70’s. While the book did not convince me to have a home birth, it did reinforce my intuition that the female body is made for birthing and that the focus of childbirth should be to support the body in doing what it normally does on the bodies' time table and in a way that works for that particular mother, rather than trying to hasten events with multiple medical interventions that carry with them side effects that may prolong labor and endanger the mother or child. I found Natural Hospital Birth: The Best of Both Worlds by Cynthia Gabriel to be much, much more helpful for where I am. Ellen McLaughlin, the original Angel in ANGELS IN AMERICA. I first read this classic, beautiful handbook for home birth while writing MIDWIVES in 1995. When I got pregnant later, I came back to it for inspiration and education. I skimmed some of it. Prime members enjoy FREE Delivery and exclusive access to music, movies, TV shows, original audio series, and Kindle books. Spiritual Midwifery by Gaskin, Ina May Paperback Book The Fast Free Shipping. My name is Jennifer and I will be your guide on this ethereal journey into cyberspace. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required. O MY GOSH you have to read this book if you are going to or have given birth at home or just want to have a wide awake natural childbirth!!! I did find the lack of racial/ethnic diversity to be a turn off, but oh, well. If you have any fear about your ability to labor and birth, I highly suggest you read this followed by her newer guide to childbirth, then Birthing From Within by Pam England. never been anything so important/worth it before) Good Luck Ladies!!! The second half of the book includes all sorts of vital informayion regarding the pregnancy and directions each woman's unique path can take her. What a lovely book! We've got you covered with the buzziest new releases of the day. This is the greatest book...in it I found a lot of the inspiration I needed to be able to birth at home. Hoping some of you get to see it. The original Spiritual Midwifery, published in 1976, introduced an entire generation of young women to the possibility of home birth and breast feeding. Exceptional read for anyone preparing for childbirth, Reviewed in the United States on May 19, 2014. , with remarkably Good outcomes the ASPO/Lamaze Irwin Chabon Award and the stories captured in this book started on. 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