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This classic book on home birth is now in it's 4th edition. Includes updated information on the safety of natural childbirth, new birthing stories, and the most recent statistics on births managed by The Farm Midwives. Also presents stories of working with Amish women, showing a different culture with a similar appreciation for natural childbirth.
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. In addition to conducting regular midwifery workshops, she travels worldwide speaking on birth related issues.
This is the absolute classic, comprehensive and empowering. Any pregnant woman with any spark of chutzpah needs to read this book, or at least skim it, and LEARN about her own... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Sharon Priest-Nagata
Really inspiring! I gave birth at home and often tought about some of the stories before and during labor!Published 14 months ago by Emilie
Had read it in the 70's when I was having my children, offered it to a young friend wanting a different experience!Published 15 months ago by siobhan
This book was originally written in 1972 by a midwife, who is a lifelong advocate for, and practitioner of natural childbirth. Read morePublished 18 months ago by arikara
I got this book from my Doula. I really liked the birth stories! They are so uplifting and inspiring! Read morePublished on Aug. 21 2013 by Snikdow
This book was loaned to me by my
doula while I was at the end of my first pregnancy. I can honestly say without having read this excellent book my labour and delivery would... Read more
This book is an essential tool for anyone who is pregnant. It takes away the fear of birth, and the fear of natural birth. I highly recommend this book to everyone. Read morePublished on March 10 2011 by Chels
your body knows what to do and in this beautiful book, ina reminds us of such. love the whole hippie love angle, i used many of the suggestions that the book gave. Read morePublished on Aug. 10 2010 by S. Murray