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.
Ebury Publishing; June 2010
- ISBN: 9781407030401
- Read online, or download in secure ePub format
- Title: Ina May's Guide to Childbirth
- Author: Ina May Gaskin
Imprint: Ebury Digital
In The Press
"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"
About The Author
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.