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About 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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Drawing upon her thirty-plus years of experience, Ina May Gaskin, the nation’s leading midwife, shares the benefits and joys of natural childbirth by showing women how to trust in the ancient wisdom of their bodies for a healthy and fulfilling birthing experience. Based on the female-centered Midwifery Model of Care, Ina May’s Guide to Natural Childbirth gives expectant mothers comprehensive information on everything from the all-important mind-body connection to how to give birth without technological intervention.
Filled with inspiring birth stories and practical advice, this invaluable resource includes:• Reducing the pain of labor without drugs--and the miraculous roles touch and massage play
• What really happens during labor
• Orgasmic birth--making birth pleasurable
• Episiotomy--is it really necessary?
• Common methods of inducing labor--and which to avoid at all costs
• Tips for maximizing your chances of an unmedicated labor and birth
• How to avoid postpartum bleeding--and depression
• The risks of anesthesia and cesareans--what your doctor
doesn’t necessarily tell you
• The best ways to work with doctors and/or birth care providers
• How to create a safe, comfortable environment for
birth in any setting, including a hospital
• And much more
Ina May’s Guide to Natural Childbirth takes the fear out of childbirth by restoring women’s faith in their own natural power to give birth with more ease, less pain, and less medical intervention.
Drawing on her decades of experience in caring for pregnant women, mothers, and babies, Ina May Gaskin explores the health and psychological benefits of breastfeeding and gives you invaluable practical advice that will help you nurse your baby in the most fulfilling way possible. Inside you’ll find answers to virtually every question you have on breastfeeding, including topics such as
•the benefits of breastfeeding
•pumps and other nursing products
•nursing and work
•nipplephobia, and much more
Ina May's Guide to Breastfeeding is filled with helpful advice, medical facts, and real-life stories that will help you understand how and why breastfeeding works and how you can use it to more deeply connect with your baby and your own body. Whether you’re planning to nurse for the first time or are looking for the latest, most up-to-date expert advice available, you couldn’t hope to find a better guide than Ina May.
Also new is information about the safety of techniques routinely used in hospitals during and after birth, information on postpartum depression and maternal death, and recent statistics on births managed by The Farm Midwives.
From the amazing birthing tales to care of the newborn, Spiritual Midwifery is still one of the best books an expectant mother could own. Includes resources for doulas, childbirth educators, birth centers, and other organizations and alliances dedicated to improving maternity care at home and in hospitals. "
Upbeat and informative, Gaskin asserts that the way in which women become mothers is a women's rights issue, and it is perhaps the act that most powerfully exhibits what it is to be instinctually human. Birth Matters is a spirited manifesta showing us how to trust women, value birth, and reconcile modern life with a process as old as our species.
Basándose en sus más de treinta años de experiencia, la autora expone los beneficios físicos y psicológicos del parto natural, instando a las mujeres a confiar en la sabiduría ancestral de sus cuerpos para desarrollar una experiencia plena y saludable. Sobre la base de un modelo de obstetricia centrado en la madre y su conexión mente-cuerpo, este libro nos ofrece las herramientas necesarias para poder dar a luz sin intervención tecnológica, centrándose en el poder natural de hacerlo con más facilidad, menos dolor y la mínima intervención médica.
Das umfassende Handbuch zur Vorbereitung auf die selbstbestimmte Geburt, mit dem kompakten Wissen und der Erfahrung einer Pionierin – komplett überarbeitet und aktualisiert: Mit vielen neuen Informationen zu Geburtslagen im Mutterleib, zur körperlichen Betätigung während der Geburtsvorbereitung, zu Kaiserschnittentbindungen und zur ersten Zeit nach der Geburt bestärkt die renommierte Hebamme Ina May Gaskin Frauen darin, ihrem Körper zu vertrauen, mit dem sie ihr Kind möglichst ohne technische Eingriffe zur Welt bringen – in der Klinik, im Geburtshaus oder zu Hause. Bewegende Erzählungen von Frauen, die eine selbstbestimmte Geburt erlebten, ermutigen dazu, den eigenen Weg zu gehen.