Birth Matters: How What We Don't Know About Nature, Bodies, and Surgery Can Hurt Us

Birth Matters: How What We Don't Know About Nature, Bodies, and Surgery Can Hurt Us

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by Ina May Gaskin
     
 

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Renowned for her practice's exemplary results and low intervention rates, Ina May Gaskin has gained international notoriety for promoting natural birth. She is a much-beloved leader of a movement that seeks to stop the hyper-medicalization of birth—which has lead to nearly a third of hospital births in America to be cesarean sections—and renew confidence

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Renowned for her practice's exemplary results and low intervention rates, Ina May Gaskin has gained international notoriety for promoting natural birth. She is a much-beloved leader of a movement that seeks to stop the hyper-medicalization of birth—which has lead to nearly a third of hospital births in America to be cesarean sections—and renew confidence in a woman's natural ability to birth.
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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781609801403
Publisher:
Seven Stories Press
Publication date:
01/04/2011
Sold by:
Penguin Random House Publisher Services
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
488,824
File size:
3 MB

Meet the Author

Called "the mother of authentic midwifery," INA MAY GASKIN has practiced for nearly forty years at The Farm Midwifery Center, which is noted for its low rates of intervention, morbidity and mortality. She is the only midwife for whom an obstetric maneuver has been named (the Gaskin maneuver). She lives in Tennessee.

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Birth Matters 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Texasmidwife More than 1 year ago
If you want to have a great birth, if you want to change birth in the US, or if you just want to read an excellent book on why any of this matters, get this book. Brilliant!
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