Saturday, March 30, 2013

Review of Ina May Gaskin`s book: Ina May`s Guide to Childbirth

Ina May Gaskin: Ina May`s Guide to Childbirth

Ina May, the famous midwife and founder of the independent birthing center The Farm introduces us to art of birthing naturally, informing us about true capacities of female body as experienced by real women which are or are not recognized by medical 
authorities. She suggest that childbirth affect women health and wellbeing later in life.
" Whoever and however you intend to give birth, your experience will impact your
 emotions, your mind , your body , and your spirit for the rest of your life."
She provides her deep insights on how labour can be painful and ecstatic  in the same 
time , reviving an ancient system of knowledge about birth. 

Review of Janet Balaskas`s book : Active Birth, the new approach to giving birth naturally

Janet Balaskas`s book Active Birth is resourcesful manual for all pregnant ladies who want to labour and deliver naturally. The author urges mothers to learn about their bodies, being active during pregnancy and labour  and thus become active birth givers. She suggests that moving freely during labour, finding comfortable positions , following their instincts and taking control of the childbirth experience may result in seldom or no need of drugs and obstetrical interventions.