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May 19, Leaf rated it liked it. Their stories are interesting and empowering. Want to Read saving…. My place or yours? Product details Format Paperback pages Dimensions x x When she wrote Spiritual Midwifery, it was full of hippies describing how “psychedelic” and “trippy” their wives looked in labour: In their heyday, Ina May says, the Farm’s community swelled to 1, people and her team of midwives handled around 30 births a month.

Being students living on NHS bursaries, where were we to find the funds? But this book, instead of being frank about when surgery and advanced medical spirktual result in a much mya baby, seems to gloss over the long-term outcomes for babies born not breathing in the hands of people who consider prayer an important part of the solution. Gaskin was born to an Iowa Protestant family Methodist on one side, Presbyterian on the other. But overall the stories were inspiring.

Hollywood is a world away from Ina May’s existence — she and her husband, Stephen, now 74, live in a basic but cosy log cabin.


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Spiritual Midwifery by Ina May Gaskin

You dpiritual join us here or by calling View all 7 comments. Ina May now sees her early life as having led her towards midwifery. Months of fundraising made the dream midsifery reality and at the end of April we set off on the adventure of a lifetime or at least of our midwifery training! May 24, Astrid rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: I don’t recall any specifics ex, Jesus isn’t mentioned so it comes across as more of a general belief but it definitely makes its presence in the read.

Everyone seems to have read it so I finally mivwifery it up. Now I’m in my first year of nursing school with a year plan of going back after my BSN to get a master’s degree in certified nurse-midwifery.

The beatnik turned natural birth expert

HardingHenry C. I guess I have to start by saying two things: They have resisted the dominant culture of high-tech, interventionist, obstetric-led birth, choosing low-tech, normal midwifery and never forgetting how miraculous birth midwifsry is. But I see the attraction. We sit and talk over homemade zucchini bread and tea.

Ina May Gaskin

What you need to know to have the best birth experience for you. The Royal College of Midwives, a company limited by guarantee, registration number Midwife wins ‘alternative nobel’. Over 30 years later The Farm is still going, albeit not in exactly the same guise as it was all those years ago. Actually having an altered mental state? Spirithal found an old copy at the LSU book bazaar one year.


Activists In this section you will find: I never would have thought – when we saw this dusty old thing forgotten in a flea market booth – that more than copies had ever gotten out or been read. Workplace support In this section you will find: We were delighted by the willingness of The Farm midwives Ina May Gaskin and others to engage in discussion, and to learn from and listen to women.

You can even visit our heritage collection library in London. Fun 70’s language too. Book ratings by Goodreads. Spiritual Midwifery Buy now on Amazon Spuritual is the classic book on home birth that introduced a whole generation of women to the concept of natural childbirth.

Ina May agrees, of course.

Use the lead layout guide to ensure the section follows Wikipedia’s norms and to be inclusive of all essential details. How did the spiritual and philosophical beliefs of people living on The Farm affect midwifery practice there? 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 telepathic moments with one another.

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Between andshe published the quarterly magazine Birth Gazette. This stuck with me and caused more feelings of inadequacy than anything else. You can find out about the kna projects the RCM is involved with here.