Loved the birth stories even though sometimes the hippie-ness of it is a little off putting. Spiritual midwifery Item Preview remove-circle ... Openlibrary_edition OL27926192M Openlibrary_work OL4794513W Pages 394 Partner Innodata Ppi 300 Rcs_key 24143 Republisher_date ... Be the first one to write a review. 1977: The Maternity Center o f El Paso opens—the first direct-entry education program for lay midwives. I have received a huge range of unsolicited birth stories from well-intended friends and family, but most of them are either 1) funny or 2) scary anecdotes that don't help me prepare in any way to give birth. Women describe their birth stories with terms like “psychedelic.” The backbone of the modern-day midwifery revival, Spiritual Midwifery's greatest strength is in portraying life on The Farm and the practical motivation for learning the ancient practice. Here is the 4th edition of the classic book on home birth that introduced a whole generation of women to the concept of natural childbirth. There is a technical aspect too in the section for midwifes, but it is universal reading material worth your while as a new mom embarking on. Founded in 1971, by 1996, the Farm Midwifery Center had handled more than 2200 births, with remarkably good outcomes. I skimmed some of it. I was able to get past the sort of hippie-go-lucky language and tone of the book to the meat of it--namely, that childbirth is a wonderful natural process that can go much better for the mother when she is surrounded by supportive individuals who are acting on her behalf and the baby's in a personal way rather than in a institutional, impersonal, intervention focused hospital. In order to navigate out of this carousel please use your heading shortcut key to navigate to the next or previous heading. Starring as Sibyl Danforth? BUT the pictures and birth stories are worth it. The book is peppered with personal anecdotes and birth stories, which range from the really far-out to lovely descriptions of souls entering the world. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on September 25, 2019, Slowly getting through this book very interesting way of delivering a baby to sit back and allow the mother and baby to do all the work naturally as in the hospital is about pain relief. "Why," you surely ask, "is a man reviewing. After viewing product detail pages, look here to find an easy way to navigate back to pages you are interested in. We don’t share your credit card details with third-party sellers, and we don’t sell your information to others. Ina May Gaskin is one of the Founders and the current president of the Midwives' Alliance of North America. ISBN:0718844416. This classic book on home birth is now in its fourth edition, with updated information on the safety of natural childbirth, new birthing stories, and the most recent statistics on births managed by The Farm Midwives. Co; Paperback, Good Details: ISBN: 0913990108; ISBN-13: 9780913990100; Edition: Rev edition; Publisher: Book Pub. To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number. I read it cover to cover and vowed to have a natural birth if ever presented with the choice. I skimmed some of it. This book will change how you think about pregnancy and birth. I would read, "A Guide to Childbirth" first and then this one. I love the hippy pics. The hippie slang is unreal. The first edition of this text was so beloved that it sold over 30,000 copies now it's your turn to discover why! Unable to add item to List. Founded in 1971, by 1996, the Farm Midwifery Center had handled more than 2200 births, with remarkably good outcomes. Gaskin first documented the manoeuvre in the second edition of Spiritual Midwifery (1977), and expanded in an informal article on a series of shoulder dystocias in which the maneuver had proven to be extremely effective (1988). Ina May Gaskin's classic book on home birth, Spiritual Midwifery, 4th edition. The item may have some signs of cosmetic wear, but is fully operational and functions as intended. 1975: Publication of Spiritual Midwifery by Ina May Gaskin. Holistic Midwifery Vol. Let us know what’s wrong with this preview of, Published Ina May also provides new information about potentially dangerous techniques routinely used in hospitals during and after birth, as well as the latest findings about VBAC (Vaginal Birth After Cesarean). We’d love your help. Obviously if a woman feels cared for and relaxed and at ease, anything, including childbirth would be easier to get through. This made me more prepared for the road ahead in pregnancy that most other books. This book is groundbreaking in its own right but it ended up being more of a biograph My purpose for reading this book is to brush up on childbirth and strategies to support my partner during her pregnancy and labor. We have been a self-sufficient farming community since 1971 when the first 300 of us settled on our land near Summertown, Tennessee. $13.97 Ebook The original Spiritual Midwifery, published in 1976, introduced an entire generation of young women to the possibility of home birth and breast feeding. Practical advice, sane advice, safe advice, loving advice. I just love Ina May. Photos, illustrations Over 540,000 copies sold! Spiritual midwifery by Ina May Gaskin, unknown edition, Classifications Dewey Decimal Class 618.4 Library of Congress RG526 .G37 1975 Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Laura found this first edition (1975) at the flea market next door. 1 – Anne Frye (textbook) Get above books 1st to get started. Reviewed in the United States on February 16, 2015. This item may be a floor model or store return that has been used. Book Publishing Company (TN); 4th ed. The Art Of Spiritual Midwifery. Spiritual Midwifery - Ebook written by Ina May Gaskin. She is a pioneer in the field, and the Farm still provides services for those who wish a natural birth in more diffcult circumstances like breach or multis. has been in the practice of modern midwifery and even within the hospital system. Some of the advice given is outdated (I mean, who in their right mind would drink vodka to stop premature labour?) Even just reading the first half, which is all birthing stories, is very inspiring. Something went wrong. Holy hippies batman. At the time, I was not at all interested in having a child(I was young and unattached), but the pictures and stories in this book captivated me. My biggest complaints are that: The hippie language turned me off. My favorite childbirth book ever. I love the hippy pics. We've got you covered with the buzziest new releases of the day. Prime members enjoy FREE Delivery and exclusive access to music, movies, TV shows, original audio series, and Kindle books. What are the differences between Spiritual Midwifery and Ina May's Guide to Childbirth? Spiritual Midwifery (fourth edition) is a compilation of many women's birth stories and information on prenatal, postpartum, and midwifery care by Ina May Gaskin. For those of us who have yet to undergo such an experience, there were a few stories that revealed TOO much of the process (where is the mystery, man?). Information, explanations, personal stories, diagrams, illustrations, this book has it all! 1977: The first gathering of lay midwives in El Paso, Texas. But even if you don't, this book is packed with so much information, your mind will be on overload. There was a problem loading your book clubs. The reading is smooth and comforting and the stories are so varied, but all so empowering. I reread it this week because rehearsals of my stage adaptation of the novel begin December 26 at the George Street Playhouse. Top subscription boxes – right to your door, © 1996-2020, Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates. What a long, strange trip it's been... Holy hippies batman. When I was looking for information on healthy, involved births, Ina May Gaskin provided a variety of experiences in this book. You see firsthand in Spiritual Midwifery how a positive attitude and willingness to work with your body and baby has helped other women. edition (January 1, 2002), Reviewed in the United States on September 12, 2016. A real book about real women, real babies, and real births. She is author of Spiritual Midwifery, now in its fourth edition. Ina May Gaskin, MA, CPM, is founder and director of the Farm Midwifery Center, located near Summertown, Tennessee. Ina May travels internationally on speaking engagements and networking with other midwives and midwife alliances. Back again are even more amazing birthing tales, including those from women who were babies in earlier editions and stories about Old Order Amish women attended by the Farm midwives. Ina May Gaskin, MA, CPM, is founder and director of the Farm Midwifery Center, located near Summertown, Tennessee. “When a child is born, the entire Universe has to shift and make room. 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. Spiritual midwifery 3rd Edition By Ina May Gaskin . I think the other book is a bit more "universal" and it has a lot of good information about possible complications, ect. Another entity capable of free will, and therefore capable of becoming God, has been born.”, “Touch is the most basic, the most nonconceptual form of communication that we have. The original Spiritual Midwifery, published in 1976, introduced an entire generation of young women to the possibility of home birth and breast feeding.It also breathed new life into the all-but-vanished field of midwifery. Find all the books, read about the author, and more. Spiritual midwifery has philosophical and spiritual roots that stem from the earliest seeds of Western thought, even back to Jesus and Socrates. When I got pregnant later, I came back to it for inspiration and education. It also breathed new life into the all-but-vanished field of midwifery. 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?) This book is highly referenced. 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 telepathic moments with one another. Using a midwife, for some families, offers incredible benefits that some modern hospitals just don't offer yet. If you have any fear about your ability to labor and birth, I highly suggest you read this followed by her newer guide to childbirth, then Birthing From Within by Pam England. She is author of Spiritual Midwifery, now in its fourth edition. This book introduced a generation of women to natural childbirth while giving voice to childbirth’s spiritual components. I found an old copy at the LSU book bazaar one year. (yay! Spiritual Midwifery (1978, Trade Paperback, Revised edition) The lowest-priced item that has been used or worn previously. What a lovely book! To see what your friends thought of this book. In 2003 she was chosen as Visiting Fellow of Morse College, Yale University. Maybe I'm just in the wrong mood, but I was having a hard time getting birth stories from "The Farm" commune to relate to my natural hospital childbirth goal. I accepted the pain, kept breathing, and "rode the waves". Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required. No one in my family had much to share about birth, especially natural birth. She offers years of qualified experience and spiritual wisdom that will inform and comfort caregivers and loved ones. 87 Previews . Give it a go - what have you got to lose?! Start by marking “Spiritual Midwifery” as Want to Read: Error rating book. I love it. Both books cover a lot of the same material, but this one definitely fits the title with spiritual. Size: 24.32 MB. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on June 3, 2018, Reviewed in the United Kingdom on October 25, 2015. In 1997, she received the ASPO/Lamaze Irwin Chabon Award and the Tennessee Perinatal Association Recognition Award. Information, explanations, personal stories, diagrams, illustrations, this book has it all! Followed by instructions for prenatal and neonatal care for parents and midwives. I was able to get past the sort of hippie-go-lucky language and tone of the book to the meat of it--namely, that childbirth is a wonderful natural process that can go much better for the mother when she is surrounded by supportive individuals who are acting on her behalf and the baby's in a personal way rather than in a institutional, impersonal, intervention focused hospital. It also breathed new life … Her clinical midwifery skills have been developed entirely through independent study and apprenticeship with other midwives around the world. E.g., there are people who've had amazing natural childbirth experiences who don't need to live in the middle of nowhere, prefer the word contraction to rushes and would never use the word "psychedelic" to describe anything and I wish there were more of those so that women considering non-medicated birth could have that "Aah, she's just like me" moment of recognition. Please try again. Kathy Kalina describes the physical as well as spiritual signs of the dying process in Midwife for Souls. $4.49. How could we turn this down? The first section details the experiences of parents and midwives during the birth experience. Ina May's desire to change the way we think about birth is admirable. After reading Ina May's other book, the guide to childbirth, I wanted to read this book as well for the more spiritual aspect. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on January 29, 2016. The second section lends great insight to expectant parents, written as a technical manual for midwives, nurses, and doctors. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. 2 In nursing/midwifery education competencies in spiritual care have been reported as being provided in units of study at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Definitely recommend to expecting mothers who are looking for another perspective that gives power back to the strong wombman in recognition of the ancient lineage of mothers before her. But I am a skeptic, a scientist, and an atheist -- basically, the opposite of spiritual. For that, I got less out of this book than I did with Ina May's other book, "Ina May's Guide to Childbirth". My favorite childbirth book ever. I would highly recommend this book to current or future parents, midwives, or those who want to be supportive of a friend or family member's birthing. There was an error retrieving your Wish Lists. Women, Men, Relationships & Family > Childbirth, Parenting & Education > Pregnancy, Childbirth & Early Childhood > Spiritual Midwifery. Yes, it is a 70's hippy book but truth is truth from generation to generation. If you're looking for open, positive, and detailed stories about births, this is a great book to have. 4th Edition. Great book, however more for US market, gives lot's of midwifery information, some very detailed towards end of the book. Yes, it's hokey. The book is clearly born of that era. Yes, it is a 70's hippy book but truth is truth from generation to generation. We work hard to protect your security and privacy. ‎The latest edition of this classic book on home birth presents updated information on the safety of natural childbirth and addresses the safety of popular practices such as labor induction and cesarean operations. This book started me on my journey toward natural childbirth and other incarnations of hippiness. Edition: 1980, Book Pub. Look, I went to school in Boulder, Colorado - I know cosmic and am one with the Reiki but this book brings it to a whole new level. Includes updated information on the safety of natural childbirth, new birthing stories, and the most recent statistics on births managed by The Farm Midwives. There is a technical aspect too in the section for midwifes, but it is universal reading material worth your while as a new mom embarking on a very spiritual journey. Improved instructions for handling breech births are also given. This book will change how you think about pregnancy. Ms. Gaskin herself has attended more than 1200 births. It also analyzes reviews to verify trustworthiness. My name is Jennifer and I will be your guide on this ethereal journey into cyberspace. I read it cover to cover and vowed to have a natural birth if ever presented with the choice. The birth stories truly are amazing and the pictures and drawings are just so cute! This is the second time that I've read through Spiritual Midwifery, and I enjoyed it just as much this time around. But overall the stories were inspiring. And some of what they did in the "early day" just seems downright irresponsible and ignorant, but I suppose they were pioneering their field. [Ina May Gaskin] -- Here is the fourth edition of the classic book on home birth that introduced a whole generation of women to the concept of natural childbirth. This is the second time that I've read through Spiritual Midwifery, and I enjoyed it just as much this time around. I. But overall the stories were. I used it each time I was pregnant and it really did help tremendously. "Spiritual Midwifery" is as it sounds, a little more on the "hippie" spectrum, but absolutely pure gold. I was lost, I was tired of trying to find direction. Yes, it's dated. For the 2020 holiday season, returnable items shipped between October 1 and December 31 can be returned until January 31, 2021. The original Spiritual Midwifery, published in 1976, introduced an entire generation of young women to the possibility of home birth and breast feeding. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading Spiritual Midwifery. Also… I had no idea what I wanted to do with my life. New birthing stories include those of Amish women delivered by The Farm Midwives. I guess I have to start by saying two things: I read this book before the home births of each of my three children. BUT the pictures and birth stories are worth it. It's books like this that really make it clear to me that mainstream culture is completely ass-backwards, especially when it comes to healthcare (and most specifically, OB/GYN). I love it. $10.00 + $3.33 shipping . Format:PDF, ePub. I found both of these books to be very empowering and really take the fear and mystery out of birth. The original Spiritual Midwifery, published in 1976, introduced an entire generation of young women to the possibility of home birth and breast ... Show synopsis The original Spiritual Midwifery, published in 1976, introduced an entire generation of young women to the possibility of home birth and breast feeding. It's certainly not the most original thing to say, but I was profoundly changed by Spiritual Midwifery's early edition (created in the 1970s). My purpose for reading this book is to brush up on childbirth and strategies to support my partner during her pregnancy and labor. never been anything so important/worth it before) Good Luck Ladies!!! The book has an atmosphere of acceptance and love and it really comforts a person facing the unknown. Your recently viewed items and featured recommendations, Select the department you want to search in, No Import Fees Deposit & $11.63 Shipping to Germany. My husband and I were of divided minds on this one. Guide to Childbirth remains the more down-to-earth, accessible read. Very interesting. I am certain that these two books are what gave me the strength and knowledge to have an entirely natural child birth (in a hospital, we couldn't afford a midwife in our area). This shopping feature will continue to load items when the Enter key is pressed. Ellen McLaughlin, the original Angel in ANGELS IN AMERICA. I had a personal connection to The Farm community at which these birth stories occur. January 1st 2002 It really helped to make the whole experience more spiritual and meaningful and enjoyable. The latest edition is so significantly different as to count as a separate book, in my mind. These books made me feel welcome and safe in this beautiful part of life and gave me the power to have the type of birth I wanted for my son and myself. Spiritual Midwifery. The book has an atmosphere of acceptance and love and it really comforts a person facing the unknown. No one could deny that Ina May Gaskin is a pioneer and a feminist. And some of what they did in the "early day". Look, I went to school in Boulder, Colorado - I know cosmic and am one with the Reiki but this book brings it to a whole new level. Please try again. She has lectured all over the world at midwifery conferences and at medical schools, both to students and to faculty. It really is possible to enjoy giving birth and not be scared. my first review! Child birth was the hardest and most glorious experience of my life. My husband and I were of divided minds on this one. If it hadn't been for these books I would have felt alone, scared, and possibly made decisions about birth that I wasn't comfortable with. Hippyish, but still wonderfully relevant. But even if you don't, this book is packed with so much information, your mind will be on overload. She was President of Midwives' Alliance of North America from 1996 to 2002. This classic book on home birth is now in its fourth edition, with updated information on the safety of natural childbirth, new birthing stories, and the most recent statistics on births managed by The Farm Midwives. If you're looking for open, positive, and detailed stories about births, this is. A trippy hippy book about Ina May and her adventures at "The Farm" including homebirth midwifery and the works. Her new book, Ina May’s Guide to Childbirth was released 4 March 2003 by Bantam/Dell, a division of Random House. Your body was designed for this, embrace and love it! The birth stories are incredibly touching, even to someone who doesn't have children and has no intention of getting pregnant any time soon. At the time, I was not at all interested in having a child(I was young and unattached), but the pictures and stories in this book captivated me. For twenty-two years she published Birth Gazette, a quarterly covering health care, childbirth and midwifery issues. 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