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Ina May's Guide to Childbirth: Updated with New Material

Updated with New Material

Author: Ina May Gaskin  

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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 laborOrgasmic birth—making birth pleasurableEpisiotomy—is it really necessary?Common methods of inducing labor—and which to avoid at all costsTips for maximizing your chances of an unmedicated labor and birthHow to avoid postpartum bleeding—and depressionThe risks of anesthesia and cesareans—what your doctordoesn't necessarily tell you The best ways to work with doctors and/or birth care providersHow to create a safe, comfortable environment forbirth 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.
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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 laborOrgasmic birth—making birth pleasurableEpisiotomy—is it really necessary?Common methods of inducing labor—and which to avoid at all costsTips for maximizing your chances of an unmedicated labor and birthHow to avoid postpartum bleeding—and depressionThe risks of anesthesia and cesareans—what your doctordoesn't necessarily tell you The best ways to work with doctors and/or birth care providersHow to create a safe, comfortable environment forbirth 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.
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miraculous roles touch and massage play.

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About the Author

Ina May is one of the founders and the current president 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. Her clinical midwifery skills have been developed entirely through independent study and apprenticeship with other midwives around the world. Ina May and fellow Farm midwives were instrumental in the development of the rigorous Certified Professional Midwife (CPM) certification process. In addition to conducting regular midwifery workshops, her speaking engagements take Ina May f

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Publisher
Bantam | Bantam Doubleday Dell
Published
31st January 2003
Edition
1st
Pages
368
ISBN
9780553381153

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