Ina May's Guide to Childbirth

Ina May's Guide to Childbirth

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The international bestseller that has helped millions of women trust in their body - and their baby - and give birth without fear

Drawing on over 40 years' experience, internationally acclaimed midwife Ina May Gaskin shows you how to use the mind-body connection to help labour progress calmly and safely.

In Ina May's Guide to Childbirth, she shares:

- Inspiring real-life stories that show what a positive experience childbirth can be
- What happens during labour and the true capabilities of the female body
- How to create a comfortable environment for birth in any setting
- Tips for maximising your chances of a relaxed and joyful birth experience

Read by millions of women around the world, this reassuring and practical guide will take the fear out of childbirth and restore your faith in the power of your body. With Gaskin's timeless wisdom, you can approach birth with confidence and excitement, wherever and however it happens.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 352 pages
  • 135 x 216 x 25mm | 348g
  • VERMILION
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0091924154
  • 9780091924157
  • 667

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Ina May Gaskin is a...treasure. In this invaluable guide her deep experience and profound insights are updated for a new generation and a new set of technologies. Indispensable!
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intuitive and informative * Yoga Magazine * Few books have the potential to improve the life of everyone born on the planet. This one does * Alice Walker, author of The Color Purple * As a reproductive scientist as well as a medical practitioner, I can assure readers that everything Ina May presents in this book is based on the best scientific evidence. This book should be read by every woman...and by every midwife, nurse, doula, childbirth educator and doctor * Dr Marsden Wagner, former Director of Women's and Children's Health, World Health Organization * Ina May Gaskin is a...treasure. In this invaluable guide her deep experience and profound insights are updated for a new generation and a new set of technologies. Indispensable! * Naomi Wolf, author of The Beauty Myth and Misconceptions *
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About Ina May Gaskin

Ina May Gaskin is founder and director of the Farm Midwifery Center, located near Summertown, Tennessee. She has lectured all over the world at midwifery conferences and at medical schools, both to students and to faculty. The Farm is noted for its low rates of intervention, morbidity and mortality. Recently selected as a Visiting Fellow at Morse College of Yale University, Ina May also teaches midwifery, writes books and articles for medical journals and edits her quarterly journal, The Birth Gazette.
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