Ina May's Guide to Childbirth
By (author) Ina May Gaskin
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Ina May's Guide to Childbirth by Ina May Gaskin
Book DescriptionWhat 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."
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780553381153
(229mm x 155mm x 19mm)
Imprint: Bantam Doubleday Dell
Publisher: Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group Inc
Publish Date: 31-Oct-2003
Country of Publication: United States
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Author Biography - Ina May Gaskin
Ina May Gaskin, certified professional midwife, has been a midwife for more than forty years at The Farm Midwifery Center at The Farm, in Summertown, Tennessee.
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