Spiritual Midwifery

Ina May Gaskin (Author)


The original Spiritual Midwifery, published in 1976, 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. This classic book on home birth is now in its fourth 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. Ina May also 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. Included are stories of working with Amish women, showing a different culture with a similar appreciation for natural childbirth. Photos, illustrations Over 540,000 copies sold

Product Details

Price: $22.95  $20.66
Publisher: Book Publishing Company (TN)
Published Date: January 01, 2002
Pages: 482
Dimensions: 6.0 X 1.2 X 8.9 inches | 1.66 pounds
ISBN: 9781570671043
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About the Author

Ina May Gaskin founded the Farm Midwifery Center near Summertown, Tennessee, and served as its director for more than four decades. A Visiting Fellow at Yale University and holder of two honorary doctorates, Ina May also teaches midwifery and writes books and articles for medical journals.