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Ina May's Guide to Childbirth (Paperback)

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    What you need to know to have the best birth experience for you.

    Drawing upon her thirty-plus years of experience, Ina May Gaskin, the nation’s leading midwife, shares the benefits and joys of natural childbirth by showing women how to tr......more

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What you need to know to have the best birth experience for you.

Drawing upon her thirty-plus years of experience, Ina May Gaskin, the nation’s leading midwife, shares the benefits and joys of natural childbirth by showing women how to trust in the ancient wisdom of their bodies for a healthy and fulfilling birthing experience. Based on the female-centered Midwifery Model of Care, Ina May’s Guide to Natural Childbirth gives expectant mothers comprehensive information on everything from the all-important mind-body connection to how to give birth without technological intervention.

Filled with inspiring birth stories and practical advice, this invaluable resource includes:• Reducing the pain of labor without drugs--and the miraculous roles touch and massage play

• What really happens during labor
• Orgasmic birth--making birth pleasurable
• Episiotomy--is it really necessary?
• Common methods of inducing labor--and which to avoid at all costs
• Tips for maximizing your chances of an unmedicated labor and birth
• How to avoid postpartum bleeding--and depression
• The risks of anesthesia and cesareans--what your doctor
doesn’t necessarily tell you
• The best ways to work with doctors and/or birth care providers
• How to create a safe, comfortable environment for
birth in any setting, including a hospital
• And much more

Ina May’s Guide to Natural Childbirth takes the fear out of childbirth by restoring women’s faith in their own natural power to give birth with more ease, less pain, and less medical intervention.

Author:
Gaskin, Ina May
Genre:
HEALTH & FITNESS / Pregnancy & Childbirth
Audience:
General/trade
Format:
Paperback
Pages:
348
Language:
English
Publisher:
Bantam Dell Pub Group
Publish Date:
03/01/2003
Copyright Year:
2003
ISBN:
9780553381153
Height:
9.0 in
Wdth:
6.25 in
Thickness:
0.75 in
Unit weight:
1.05 lb
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  • Natural Childbirth Stories

    If you are looking to read about various women's natural childbirth stories, this is a GREAT book. I worked as a birth doula and loved to share this with clients who were planning a natural birth. It's reassuring to hear how so many other women have succeeded!

    • Would you recommend this to a friend? Yes
  • A must read

    If you are pregnant or may become pregnant you should without a doubt read this book. No other pregnancy book stands up to Ina May's guide to childbirth. This book will help you make an informed decision about the birth of your baby.

    • Would you recommend this to a friend? Yes
  • If you only read one, make it this one!

    I am very familiar with birthing women, and have recommended this book to many. I have had great feedback! It is reassuring without being paternalistic, it is an easy read without being too basic, and it inspires women to have confidence in their bodies and their ability to give birth. Her information is based in evidence, and her recommendations are tremendously helpful. Ms. Gaskin has been involved in the birth community for many years, and her wisdom and experience shows in this wonderful book.

    • Would you recommend this to a friend? Yes
  • gotta have it!!!

    this is the book that i give as a baby shower gift... it talks about EVERYthing and i LOVE the emphasis on natural childbirth... women's bodies are not lemons!!!

    • Would you recommend this to a friend? Yes

    colleenemma from buena vista, colorado, Jun 19, 2007

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  • Review of Ina May's Guide to Childbirth

    Ina May's Guide to Childbirth is a wonderful book for anyone who is interested in natural childbirth. Ina May, one of the top midwives in the U.S., has compiled in the first half of this book stories of women who birthed naturally under her care at "the Farm," the independent community in which she herself lives in Tennessee. The second half of the book is packed with information and details regarding the birthing process itself, and how modern medicine's influence on childbirth has changed our country's approach to childbirth in the past 100 years. Ina May also includes issues pregnant women in the U.S. will find helpful in thinking through in choosing their care provider and how and where they want to birth their babies. This is definitely the most helpful book I have read thus far in my pregnancy. I found it to be both extremely informative as well as empowering.

    • Would you recommend this to a friend? Yes
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