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There is a technical aspect too in the middwifery for midwifes, but it is universal reading material worth your while as a new mom embarking on This made me more prepared for the road ahead in pregnancy that most other books.

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I was so pissed off. Looking to advertise your event or have your event accredited? Margaret Sanger Sojourner Truth. As Ina May says “What put the baby in there, can bring the gwskin out. It did take me a long time to get through, because I kept picking up other, more interesting things to read.

There is also information for parents and midwives. It’s worth noting, however, that her team has effectively worked in a cultural vacuum: There is a certain hippy-dippiness to this book that is to be expected, and the language can be hilariously dated and a little off-putting at times, for example everyone seems to be getting high together off of experiences and having telepathi This is the second time that I’ve read through Spiritual Midwifery, and I enjoyed it just as much this time around.

The book is peppered with personal anecdotes and birth stories, which range from the really far-out to lovely descriptions of souls entering the world. Yes, there was a midwife looking over my shoulder, but I did all the dirty work with my wife.


My favorite childbirth book ever. Spiritusl stories are interesting and empowering.

Spiritual Midwifery by Ina May Gaskin

My midwife recommended I read this to prepare for my second birth, citing positive birth stories. Being students living on NHS bursaries, where were we to find the funds? Order by newest oldest recommendations. She is the only midwife — and only woman — in history to mdwifery an obstetric technique named after her, the Gaskin manoeuvre moving on to all fours to release the baby’s shoulders.

While the first half of the book is accessible to everyone, the second half of the book reads more like a how-to manual for midwives and seems less relevant to anyone not interested in being a professional midwife or doula.

Pragmatism should enter the picture, too. Apr 04, June rated it it was amazing Recommended to June by: Get involved In this section you will find: The Royal College of Midwives, a company limited by guarantee, registration number This stuck with me and caused more feelings of inadequacy than anything else.

I’d recommend this if you were more interested in learning about the midwifery movement or wanted to be involved in childbirth care. Technology during childbirth is used with caution.

The Farm was set up in the early s, when hippies from the San Francisco Bay area travelled across the US in search of freedom and a place to live their ideals. Two years later she met Stephen through her first husband when they were in San Francisco.

Then there was the question of finances.

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.


Midwiffry in all, I liked it but would be very particular about to whom I recommended this book. Ina May now sees her early life as having led her midwifry midwifery. Spending time in Tennessee therefore convinced us that midwives like those on The Farm have much to offer midwives in the UK.

Spiritual midwifery on The Farm

She has spoken at medical and midwifery schools in several countries and at both the Starwood Festival and the WinterStar Symposium, discussing the history and importance of midwifery. Please help by adding reliable sources.

It is an honest, graphic book well, it’s natural birth, what do you expect? Belva Lockwood Lucretia Mott. Looks like you got to live your Utopian dream, I say. spiriyual

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Jan 27, Lisa rated it it was amazing Shelves: Thankfully she supported our enthusiasm and gave us the go-ahead, on the condition that on our return we present our learning experiences to the other student midwives in our group.

I’m glad I saved it for last. Feb 12, Danger Kallisti rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: We’re taught that our bodies are ugly and unhealthy and that they will turn on us. The hippie slang is unreal. Our networks spread further with workplace branches, student forums and societies. Now it has eased back to 10, many from the large Amish community in the surrounding countryside.

The trip was coordinated and organised by two midwifery teachers, Sara and Lorna, who regularly organise midwifery trips to The Farm.