Spiritual midwifery

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The classic book on home birth. Stories of the experiences of parents and midwives during the birth process plus a technical manual for midwives, nurses, and doctors. Includes information on prenatal care and nutrition, labor, delivery techniques, care of the new baby, and breast-feeding.
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Full title spiritual midwifery
Author gaskin ina may
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Last Update 2018-05-19 23:33:41PM
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Spiritual Midwifery is considered by many to be the bible of the home birth movement. This classic book on natural childbirth introduced a whole generation of women to the possibility of home birth and breast feeding. At a time when higher levels of technology were the wave of the future, the home birth movement testified to the naturalness and normalcy of the birthing process-even the sacredness of it. Ina May Gaskin, the author, is a powerful advocate for a woman's right to give birth without excessive and unnecessary medical intervention. Now in its fourth edition, her voice is needed as much now as then. In today's climate of unprecedented numbers of cesarean sections and induced labor, knowledge of this birthing process enables women to make informed choices regarding their maternity care and delivery options. The birthing stories and section on care of the newborn are valuable to anyone about to become a parent. One of the highlights of this book is the collection of amazing birth tales that replaces misconceptions about childbirth with an awareness of the rights of mothers and babies to experience a conscious and loving process. Birthing tales from ladies who were babies in earlier editions of Spiritual Midwifery and stories of Amish women from a nearby community who were delivered by The Farm Midwives bring a fresh perspective. Also new to this edition is information on postpartum depression and maternal death along with updated information on the safety of natural childbirth, and the safety of popular practices such as labor induction and cesarean operations. Photos of ecstatic faces of mothers and babies permeate the pages. The section on instructions to midwives provides excellent clinical information for all health professionals who attend births. The stories and information in this volume will remain relevant to women for generations to come.

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subject_facet Childbirth, Childbirth at home, Labor (Obstetrics), Midwifery, Midwives, Midwives -- Tennessee -- Biography, Natural childbirth, Natural childbirth -- Case studies, Obstetrics
title_display Spiritual midwifery
title_full Spiritual Midwifery, Spiritual midwifery / Ina May Gaskin, Spiritual midwifery / by Ina May Gaskin, Spiritual midwifery / by Ina May and the Farm Midwives
title_short Spiritual midwifery
topic_facet Biography, Case studies, Childbirth, Childbirth at home, Health & Fitness, Labor (Obstetrics), Medical, Midwifery, Midwives, Natural childbirth, Nonfiction, Obstetrics