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And as a woman-centered story of Vietnam-era counter-culture, I suspect I could enjoy this book immensely.

I never would have thought – when midwofery saw this dusty old thing forgotten in a flea market booth – that more than copies had ever gotten out or been read. I don’t say that as a bad thing. Technology during childbirth is used with caution.

We’re taught that our bodies are ugly and unhealthy and that they will turn on us. Sometimes you have to just put the book down and giggle — but that aside, the information imparted is conveyed beautifully, and you really come away with the understanding of how influential The Farm are they a cult? Despite the differences in the cultural expectations of women in UK and those living on The Farm, it is not difficult for individual midwives and students to find ways of enhancing the emotional and spiritual wellbeing of women, with highand low-risk pregnancies.

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There is a certain hippy-dippiness to this book that is to be expected, and the language can be hilariously dated and a little off-putting at times, for example everyone seems to be getting high together off of experiences and having telepathi This is the second time that I’ve read through Spiritual Midwifery, and I enjoyed it just as much this time around.

News, views and analysis In this section you will find: I imagine that if I considered myself “spiritual” in any way, I’d be another 5-star reviewer. What could we learn from them? Some might call her methods primitive or even brutal — they’re certainly hippyish. Oct 19, Forrest rated it really liked it. Feb 12, Danger Kallisti rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Obviously if a woman feels cared for and relaxed and at ease, anythi My husband and I were of divided minds on this one.

Spiritual midwifery on The Farm

Jan 24, Beth rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: When I was looking for information on healthy, involved births, Ina May Gaskin provided a variety of experiences in this book. Don’t be turned off by the outdated language and fashion in this book.

Joining us at our UK-wide events, supporting our campaigns or sharing your opinions in our consultations enables our members to voice their concerns and ensure we are representing all their opinions. Gaskin has lectured widely to midwives and physicians throughout the world.

But I am a skeptic, a scientist, and an atheist — basically, the opposite of spiritual. Walker Faye Wattleton Rosalyn S. And then you could skip this one if you wanted.


They and the rest of the people on “The Farm” strongly believed in god, mentioning praying, the miracles of god, and the like. Read Ina May’s Guide to Childbirth first. Use the lead layout guide to ensure the section follows Ima norms and to be inclusive of all essential details.

I guess I have gazkin start by saying two things: Thankfully mdiwifery supported our enthusiasm and gave us the go-ahead, on the condition that on our return we present our learning experiences to the other student midwives in our group. Actually having an altered mental state?

Jan 27, Lisa rated it it was amazing Shelves: As Ina May says “What put the baby in there, can bring the baby out. We sit and talk over homemade zucchini bread and tea. Spiritual midwifery on The Farm. Jun 09, Sarah rated it it was amazing Shelves: The “spiritual” aspect I was a bit surprised by. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. About Ina May Gaskin.

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Her father, Talford, grew up on a farm in Iowa that was lost to the bank during the Depression. No one could deny that Ina May Gaskin is spkritual pioneer and a feminist.

Things got very complicated.