Ina May's Guide to Childbirth

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Ina May's Guide to Childbirth

Ina May's Guide to Childbirth

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Even though Gaskin is clearly on one side of the childbirth debate, she didn't come off sounding like a crazy. Indeed, after reading her Guide to Childbirth and speaking to other mothers about it, I am inclined to agree! There are specific examples given of when, and the author's insights as to why, certain natural methods achieve success in labor. The media and social pressure often make it seem like the fate of the world (or at least the future well-being and societal value of our kids) rests on basic parenting decisions like whether or not to use cloth diapers or BPA-free sippy cups. this is a really good book that a patient recommended to me when I told her I was REALLY WORRIED about actually giving birth.

Some of the most striking evidence Gaskin cites to support this idea comes from studies of childbirth in modern Scandinavia, which she outlines in the book. This book is very anti-hospital, and even though it claims that fear causes pain, it actually instills fear of the medical system. In this invaluable guide her deep experience and profound insights are updated for a new generation and a new set of technologies. Again, this is something that people don't tend to speak about in daily conversation - so I am really grateful to Gaskin for opening up the world of childbirth to me with this book!She's not against medical intervention in the right circumstances, even if those circumstances are emotion-led. There will still be women who read Ina May and feel threatened or as if they should feel guilty for not doing birth naturally, but I think this interpretation is misread. Highly recommended, i have stopped attending labor classes in my village cause this book is far more updated and gives a view positive (and not scary or bloody) about having a baby.

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