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Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 0553381156
ISBN-13: 9780553381153
Sku: 31092575
Publish Date: 3/1/2003
Sales Rank: 91660
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 9H x 6.25L x 0.75T
Pages:  368
Age Range:  NA
 
The cofounder of The Farm Midwifery Center and author of "Spiritual Midwifery" now shares her knowledge and wisdom about the "true capacities of the female body." This amazing book takes the fear out of childbirth, recasting it as the positive experience it should be, and includes inspiring and instructive birth stories from women who have used the midwifery model of care at The Farm.
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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.One of the leading authorities on modern midwifery offers expectant mothers an alternative, explaining how to minimize the risks of epidurals, how to create a mutually supportive relationship among birth-care providers, medical procedures that can hinder labor, and why many cesarean sections are unnecessary. Original.
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Author of the classic SPIRITUAL MIDWIFERY, Ina May Gaskin tells readers how to reduce the risk of epidurals, avoid C-sections, and maximize the safety of the birthing process for mother and child.
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