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The Resource Birth matters : a midwife's manifesta, Ina May Gaskin

Birth matters : a midwife's manifesta, Ina May Gaskin

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Birth matters : a midwife's manifesta
Title
Birth matters
Title remainder
a midwife's manifesta
Statement of responsibility
Ina May Gaskin
Title variation
Birth matters
Title variation remainder
how what we dont know about nature, bodies, and surgery can hurt us
Creator
Contributor
LMac_lc17Es
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Renowned for her practice's exemplary results and low intervention rates, Ina May Gaskin has gained international notoriety for promoting natural birth. She is a much-beloved leader of a movement that seeks to stop the hyper-medicalization of birth--which has lead to nearly a third of hospital births in America to be cesarean sections--and renew confidence in a woman's natural ability to birth. Upbeat and informative, Gaskin asserts that the way in which women become mothers is a women's rights issue, and it is perhaps the act that most powerfully exhibits what it is to be instinctually human. Birth Matters is a spirited manifesta showing us how to trust women, value birth, and reconcile modern life with a process as old as our species
Summary
Renowned American midwife Gaskin--the only midwife for whom an obstetric maneuver has been named--has practiced at Summertown, Tennessee's internationally lauded Farm Midwifery Center for some four decades, and is the author of three other books on childbirth and mothering. Drawing on her own work, her knowledge about how different cultures around the world approach childbirth, and other research findings, she offers a practical and reliable discussion of pregnancy and the significance and purpose of childbirth. Noting the high risks and alienation of the medicalized maternity care that dominates in the US, Gaskin calls for greater involvement of women in the formulation of maternity care policy that respects natural birth, and in the accurate education of young women and men about birth. Includes a foreword by Ani DiFranco. Annotation ©2011 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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10015336
Cataloging source
DNLM/DLC
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Gaskin, Ina May
Dewey number
618.4/5
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Difranco, Ani
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  • Natural childbirth
  • Labor (Obstetrics)
  • Midwifery
  • Natural Childbirth
  • Delivery, Obstetric
  • Feminism
  • Midwifery
  • Labor (Obstetrics)
  • Midwifery
  • Natural childbirth
Target audience
adult
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how what we don't know about nature, bodies, and surgery can hurt us
Label
Birth matters : a midwife's manifesta, Ina May Gaskin
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Foreword / Ani DiFranco -- The importance of birth and birth stories -- Second-wave feminism, birth, and motherhood -- Sexuality and birth -- A brief look at the history of midwives and medical men -- Technology and empowerment -- Gathering the power of sisterhood -- What's a father-to-be to do? -- My vision for the future -- The kind of obstetrics I miss, and its great defenders
Control code
ocn697768667
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
Seven Stories Press 1st ed.
Extent
xii, 250 pages
Isbn
9781583229279
Isbn Type
(Paperback)
Lccn
2011001677
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)697768667
Label
Birth matters : a midwife's manifesta, Ina May Gaskin
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Foreword / Ani DiFranco -- The importance of birth and birth stories -- Second-wave feminism, birth, and motherhood -- Sexuality and birth -- A brief look at the history of midwives and medical men -- Technology and empowerment -- Gathering the power of sisterhood -- What's a father-to-be to do? -- My vision for the future -- The kind of obstetrics I miss, and its great defenders
Control code
ocn697768667
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
Seven Stories Press 1st ed.
Extent
xii, 250 pages
Isbn
9781583229279
Isbn Type
(Paperback)
Lccn
2011001677
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)697768667

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