Saturday, March 30, 2013
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.
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.