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Birth Matters (original 2011; edition 2011)

by Ina May Gaskin

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Title:Birth Matters
Authors:Ina May Gaskin
Info:Seven Stories Press (2011), Edition: 1, Paperback, 272 pages
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Birth Matters: A Midwife's Manifesta by Ina May Gaskin (2011)

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Ina May 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.
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This book is dedicated to the heroic men and women who have put their own careers on the line to provide the best possible care for women and babies.
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"A woman who gives birth in the US today is more likely to die in childbirth than her mother was. With one in three babies born via cesarean, the US ranks behind thirty other nations in neonatal mortality rates, and forty other nations in maternal mortality rates. Confidence in women?s bodies and women?s choices has been lost. In Birth Matters, Ina May Gaskin, author of Spiritual Midwifery and Ina May?s Guide to Childbirth, reminds us that the ways in which women experience birth have implications for us all. Renewing confidence in a woman?s natural ability to birth provides transformative possibilities for individual families, and for society at large. Known around the world for her birthing practice?s exemplary low rates of intervention, morbidity and mortality, Ina May Gaskin has gained an international reputation in obstetrics for demonstrating the magic key to safe birth: respect for the natural process. Birth Matters is a spirited manifesta showing us how to trust women, value birth, nurture families, and reconcile modern life with a process as old as our species."--Publisher's website.… (more)

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2 editions of this book were published by Seven Stories Press.

Editions: 1583229272, 1609801407

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