Birth Matters A Midwife's Manifesta

ISBN-10: 1583229272
ISBN-13: 9781583229279
Edition: 2011
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Book details

List price: $18.95
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
Publication date: 3/22/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 260
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.902
Language: English

In Birth Matters, America's leading midwife, Ina May Gaskin, reminds us that the ways in which women experience birth have implications for us all. Renewing confidence in a woman's natural ability to birth provides transformative possibilities for individual families, and for society at large.

Foreword
The Importance of Birth and Birth Stories
Second-Wave Feminism, Birth, and Motherhood
Birth Story: Charlotte at The Farm
Sexuality and Birth
A Brief Look at the History of Midwives and Medical Men
Birth Story: Chloe at The Farm
Technology and Empowerment
Birth Story: Teresa at Home
Gathering the Power of Sisterhood
What's a Father-to-Be to Do?
Birth Story: Keri at The Farm
My Vision for the Future
Birth Story: Michaela at the Northern New Mexico Birth Center
The Kind of Obstetrics I Miss, and Its Great Defenders
The Mother-Friendly Childbirth Initiative
List of Resources Pertinent to the Midwifery Model of Care
Further Reading/Films
The Farm Midwifery Center: Preliminary Report of 2,844 Preganancies, 1970-2010
Glossary
Acknowledgments
Index

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