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Spiritual Midwifery

4th Edition
Paperback Book
Publisher: 
Book Publishing Company
 | 
September, 2003
ISBN:
9781570671043
In stock now: 
2
$29.95 CAD
Banyen's Description: 

The classic book on home birth (clearly the bible of the home birthing movement) is now available in a new edition, with updated information on the safety of natural childbirth, new birthing stories, and the most recent statistics on births managed by The Farm Midwives (from The Farm, an intentional community in Tennessee, founded in 1970 by several hundred visionary and very practical refugees from San Francisco’s Sixties).

Ina May Gaskin, whose clinical midwifery skills were developed entirely through independent study and apprenticeship with other midwives around the world, is one of the founders of the Midwives’ Alliance of North America. She is a powerful advocate for a woman’s right to give birth without excessive and unnecessary medical intervention.

When the first edition of Spiritual Midwifery was published in 1976, it introduced an entire generation of young women to the possibility of home birth and breast-feeding. It also breathed new life into the all-but-vanished field of midwifery. Its lively, you-are-there weaving of no-nonsense practical midwifery skills with loving and beautiful birth stories will inspire and instruct you.

This new edition 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). Improved instructions for handling breech births are also given.

Publisher’s Description: 

The classic book on home birth is now in its fourth edition. Includes updated information on the safety of natural childbirth, new birthing stories, and the most recent statistics on births managed by The Farm Midwives. Mothers-to-be are instructed on how to take care of themselves while pregnant and how to prepare for being a mother and taking care of a new baby. Section III is a comprehensive, in depth manual for midwives on delivery. Includes pictures of births.

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