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Ina May Gaskin

Ina May Gaskin, CPM, has been described as the mother of authentic midwifery.

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Stop the hyper-medicalization of Birth Matters: A Midwife's Manifesta by Ina May Gaskin
look what I found! The book that changed my life 21 years ago 💜💜💜 Thank you Ina May Gaskin for all you'v…
“Whenever & however you give birth, the experience will impact your emotions, mind, body & spirit.” INA MAY GASKIN
Ina May Gaskin's EcoVillage in Tennessee (The Farm) has a beautiful center for sustainability, demonstrating many di…
"The Farm" Ecovillage by Ina May Gaskin and Stephen Gaskin in their Intentional Community in TN: via
Save the Date! Ina May Gaskin will be joining Bellies to Babies Foundation and The Safe Motherhood Quilt Project...
Ina May Gaskin is right, you have to learn how to yourself before you can love anyone else. ❤️
Listening to Shafia M. Monroe and Ina May Gaskin talk about the history childbirth in this country has me like
I'm pretty sure it was Ina May Gaskin who said that!. It's all about how you look at and process a sensation. You...
Ina May Gaskin ... she's a modern day Saint. If you believe in midwifery, please share information about this...
Have you read ina may gaskin's guide to childbirth? She had alot of women that were same thing who late…
Reducing fear of birth in U.S. culture: Ina May Gaskin at TEDxSacramento -
Squat 300 times a day and you'll have an easy labor...or something like that. -Ina May Gaskin to last weeks...
I want to smoke weed with Ina May Gaskin and her midwives.
Ina May Gaskin and the racism of natural childbirth advocacy via
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A little bit about Ina May Gaskin's Birth Movement and The Farm :)
The "mother of modern midwifery" implies Black women should blame themselves for high maternal mortality rates
Gaskin implied that Black women’s poor maternal health was a result of bad eating, drug use, and other behaviors.
4 of 5 stars to Ina May's Guide to Childbirth by Ina May Gaskin
'How do we question our assumptions about the impact of and personal choices on health outcomes?' .
Ina May Gaskin is often referred to as the “mother of modern midwifery
When famous midwife Ina May Gaskin suggested that Black mothers should make better lifestyle choices to have...
If a woman doesn't look like a goddess in labour then someone isn't treating her right (Ina May Gaskin)…
Tasha and Erricka called out Ina May Gaskin, Texas Birth Network, and ICAN. . Through the ashes of that incident...
Throwback Thursday to that time Ina May Gaskin visited Rosemary Birthing Home! Swoon!!
hmmm, well my first textbook was Spiritual Midwifery by Ina May Gaskin, one f. I just started with that.
My advice is 2read books by midwife Ina May Gaskin,watch The Business Of Being Born & make ur own informe…
When I was pregnant, the was 2watch The Business Of Being Born, read Ina May Gaskin, try for back pain
It is important to keep in mind that our bodies must work pretty well, or their wouldn't be so many humans on the planet. - Ina May Gaskin
Ina May Gaskin was questioned by WOC activist. She answered what she was asked and now TBN is throwing her under th…
"Why in the world do the insurance companies get to be the boss of birth? That's what I want to know." ~Ina May Gaskin
I read Spiritual Midwifery in 1975 and that book changed my life. Grateful for Ina May Gaskin and her work with...
"Against the OBG's we sing our song." Thought you might enjoy this piece on midwifery's social history
“When a child is born the entire universe has to shift and make room” - Ina May Gaskin . On call…
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So many good birthy videos today! Here's one about Ina May Gaskin, the mother of modern homebirth midwifery.
Ina May Gaskin. she is one incredible woman! Love this little video outlining her contributions to the...
A day late but Happy Birthday, Ina May Gaskin! Thank you for stirring things up & getting America talking abt birth.
I was walking about Ina May Gaskin in class last night! Happy Birthday!
Celebrating a Women's Month with a shout out to Midwife Ina May Gaskin!
Tickets for the newly added, morning speaking engagement at Birth Roundup - 2017 - Ina May Gaskin will be...
Watch: Ina May Gaskin: the most famous midwife in America: The world’s oldest profession is not what you think……
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Happy InterNational Women's Day, and Happy Birthday, Ina May Gaskin! Wear your red, y'all!
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"There is no other organ quite like the uterus. If men had such an organ they would brag about it. So should we.". —…
Ina May Gaskin, "the mother of authentic was born in 1940. Read more about midwives here:…
“When we as a society begin to value mothers... then we will see social change in ways that matter.” - Ina May Gaskin
"Ask the woman; she'll tell you everything you need to know." - Ina May Gaskin
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As a midwife and the founder of Farm Midwifery Center, Ina May Gaskin knows the beauty of women's bodies, and she...
The U.S. is one of four countries in the world w/ a rising maternal death rate. (2012 article) via
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Hearing about the work of Ina May Gaskin and the farm midwives! 😍
"Knowledge is empowering because it is an essential step toward stepping away from fear."-Ina May Gaskin
“Squat 300 times a day and you are going to give birth quicker.” – Ina May Gaskin.
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Are you having a baby? Read Sheila Kitzinger and Ina May Gaskin!
I had to learn not to let anyone push me around, to be brave and to say things I knew might make peop
Came across this quote from Ina May Gaskin which reminded me of a conversation I was having today with a new...
I dreaded having a boring life when I grew up. And I certainly can't complain about being ...
I know of no country in the world that has passed a law specifically denying a woman's rig...
If birth matters, midwives matter. In Europe, there are hospitals where the cesarean rate ...
I'm currently reading just about everything I can get my hands on from Ina May Gaskin so I can get my natural birth.
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Ina May Gaskin is absolutely fascinating. I love her.
In 2010 Ina May Gaskin wrote to me saying:. "Belly dancing is definitely helpful for birthing mothers!". YES YES...
At Ina May Gaskin held up & encouraged 150 delegates to read...
Reading Push Back and tickled by this hilarious quote from Ina May Gaskin.
Do you know about Ina May Gaskin's Sphincter Law? It's an interesting read and something we cover on The Wise...
Experienced midwife who uses the word 'woman' must be prevented from speaking. So dangerous. ht…
Not too many folks will get this. But I think I might be standing next to Ina May Gaskin, and I might be peeing my heart pants.
Ina May Gaskin on history of midwifery, her story, and issues with hospi... via
People buying my book also buying & Ina May Gaskin & not Donald Trump autobiography, so that's good:
We love Ina May's excellent Breastfeeding Bookl : Ina May's Guide to Breastfeeding by Ina May Gaskin
This 17 minute video has a lot of information on birth from Ina May Gaskin.
I liked a video Ina May Gaskin - Pleasure Bonding in Birth for Couples
They were mine. I got 'em on "The Farm" in Tennessee. I was doing a course with Ina May Gaskin. An artist who l…
Part 1 of my transformative continuing ed trip at Ina May Gaskin's famed former commune, the Farm:
by the way, Ina May Gaskin... I haven't forgotten about your silence.
anything Ina May Gaskin wrote or would recommend to you is so crunchy and amazing can you help?
I added a video to a playlist 3. Ina May Gaskin on episiotomy and the problem with pregnancy "due
I added a video to a playlist 2. Ina May Gaskin on false pregnancies that leads to cesarean sections
I added a video to a playlist 1. Ina May Gaskin on the loss of knowing how to give birth due to
"Stories teach us in ways we can remember.". --Ina May Gaskin's Guide to Childbirth
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Touch is the most basic, the most nonconceptual form of communication that we have. In touch there are no language barriers - Ina May Gaskin
Mums-to-be: Read ‘Spiritual Midwifery’ by Ina May Gaskin then call us. We can help.
Learn to think positively about your body.- Ina May Gaskin
Thank you Ina May Gaskin, Midwife, for this reminder!. Hypnobabies® - Natural Childbirth at its best!...
A full booked day off. Dinner with birthy folk and then INA MAY GASKIN!!!
Ina May Gaskin speaking in W. tonight, Tues, Mar 31 at 7 pm. Tix at door $65 Details
I'll miss you but you will have Tara Jones at yoga tomorrow night. I've had tickets to Ina May Gaskin for months!...
4 of 5 stars to Birth Matters by Ina May Gaskin
Ina May Gaskin via Ina May Gaskin. 4 hrs ·. Here's a good story to start your day. Kudos to the parents and the...
Ina May is half way through her first full day event - lots of laughs! . There is still room to walk in for her...
see if your library has any Ina May Gaskin? Birth Matters is a good read.
for me they're these 5: Mary Cronk, Liz Nightingale, Ina May Gaskin, Teri Gavin-Jones, Joy Horner
Ina May Gaskin - she's amazing. If you're pregnant, read her books - this is a fantastic summary - and 'hire a...
Reading Ina May Gaskin's Guide to Childbirth and these women had VBAC for 10-11lb babies! 😱 Takutnya!
"Experience the true wisdom and power that labor and birth have to offer."--Ina May Gaskin's Guide to Childbirth
The only maneuver in mgment named after a midwife.The Gaskin manouver,named after Ina May.
"Witches were wise, wise women they say. And there's a little witch in every woman today." Ina May Gaskin R.Davis-Floyd
"Who are the witches? Where do they come from. Maybe your great-great-grandmother was one" Ina May Gaskin R.Davis-Floyd
Read an interview with the Godmother of Modern Midwifery, Ina May Gaskin here: via
My home births changed my life - and books by Sheila Kitzinger and Ina May Gaskin were the inspiration.
My patient just asked if I'd ever heard of Ina May Gaskin. They were neighbors once upon a time
Three Surprise Breeches. by Ina May Gaskin, CPM. Complications may not be what we ask for, but sometimes we get...
Honestly, I haven't looked at this book since I was a kid (now in my 30s), just w…
Excited to share the wknd and message for consciousness alongside pioneers like Bruce Lipton and Ina May Gaskin. Join us!
What book has your attention now?. I am currently (re)reading Spiritual Midwifery by Ina May Gaskin LOVE!
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Some great advice found in an 1846 manual for medical students regarding male practitioners entering the home of a laboring woman: "As soon as you arrive let the husband, or some familiar friend, inform the lady, and then you should remain in the antechamber until she requests your presence... When you enter the room, let your mind be called and collected, and your feelings kindly sympathize with those of the patient." A. Curtis as found in Ina May Ina May Gaskin's Guide to Childbirth.
"Business women have the hardest time with birth because they are used to being in control! In birth, you have no control" - Ina May Gaskin
To be criticised by someone who calls Ina May Gaskin 'the charlatan of midwifery' is high praise indeed!
We were just talking about this on Sunday, here it is from Ina May Gaskin herself - Let your Monkey do it…...
you should totally read Ina May Gaskin 'Guide to Childbirth' full of positive stories - I swear it got me through labour!
Watch Ina May Gaskin's TED Talk: Reducing the Fear of Birth in the US Culture:...
If you haven't already heard, internationally renowned midwife Ina May Gaskin will be in Spartanburg next weekend! If you are pregnant, nursing, or thinking about either one for personal or professional reasons, or you are just curious, I would highly encourage you to attend this free event, the 4th Annual Joyful Birth & Breastfeeding Expo. Come to the La Leche League in South Carolina, USA table between 12-2 to say hi to me! Next Saturday, March 8, from 10 am-4 pm at Westgate Mall.
Join us for a private screening of BIRTH STORY: INA MAY GASKIN & THE FARM MIDWIVES at Alliant International University - "Green Hall" on Saturday, March 1, 2014. The film is 90 minutes long, and a discussion panel will follow with birthing experts and mothers from the San Diego community. EVENT TI...
Upstate mommies, you all should come to the Joyful Birth and Breastfeeding Expo at the Westgate Mall, March 8th! Ina May Gaskin is speaking who is the natural birth guru. And I'll be modeling Lorelei in the moby wrap in a babywearing fashion show with lots of other ladies and their great wraps & carriers!
Mail von Ina May Gaskin heute morgen: "I'm impressed to read that the midwifery petition on has set a record for gathering the most signatures within a short period of time. That's a great way to increase the pressure on the Health Minister to get the insuran...
I am very much looking forward to being on this panel. Ina May Gaskin is by far one of the most inspiring women to me.
"It's very rare to see an undisturbed birth in a modern U.S. teaching hospital, but when you see a woman who isn't frightened, who's giving birth without interference, you stand back in awe and realize how little needed you are except in the rare circumstance." Ina May Gaskin
"A women's movement that is too narrowly focused to take seriously the needs of women becoming mothers is itself in a stage of prolonged adolescence and must mature." - Ina May Gaskin
Ina May Gaskin talks with Lisa Reagan of Pathways to Family Wellness about her new book, Birth Matters: A Midwife's Manifesta. The video was recorded at WAMU...
Don't miss this FREE event in SC on 3/8. Hear Ina May Gaskin speak twice, 85+ and galore.
Here's the wonderful Ina May Gaskin on reducing fear in child birth.
San Diego Friends! JOIN US for BIRTH STORY! 6:00pm on SATURDAY, MARCH 1 at Alliant International University -...
It is impossible to make great plans as to where you are going if you don't know where you've been. . Ina May Gaskin
BUT nearly no OB knows the gaskin and only midwives lucky enough to have trained with Ina May gaskin know it
A glass of wine here and there is really not an issue, especially beyond the first trimester. Have they not read Ina May Gaskin?!
Birth Story: Ina May Gaskin and the Farm Midwives will be playing at COA in Deering on Wednesday, February 26th at 6:30pm!
My hero= Ina May Gaskin. I hope I could be like her one day.
Ina May Gaskin. One of my midwife heroes!
Me and Ina May Gaskin. This was one beautiful day to spend with and learn from this amazing woman who taught us so much about birth. She is just incredible!!
Looking for gently used book on pregnancy preferably Ina May Gaskin or Penny Simkin to give to homeless mama's...
I wish there was some way to have a long conversation with Michelle Duggar. I'd ask a million questions. If I could talk to three famous people... its be Jesus, Michelle Duggar, and Ina May Gaskin.
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Will you be joining us tonight for our screening of Down on the Farm: Conversations with Legendary Midwife Ina May Gaskin? If so, you can find parking in University of Utah Hospital Visitor Parking Lot. To find the Red Rock Room, go to the A Level and follow the hallway to the Cafeteria. Across from the tray return in the Cafeteria, go down the hallway to the left. The Red Rock Room will be on the right. See you then!
"Although I strongly advocate that new parents nake every effort to nurse their babies, as a matter of compassion I also believe it's important for those of us who breastfeeding to refrain from being judgmental of those who do not. How would it make you feel for someone to make comments about a way of feeding that you have no way to reverse? It is possible to educate without issuing statements that make people feel criticized." As always, well said Ina May Gaskin.
“The way a culture treats women in birth is a good indicator of how well women [...] are valued and honored.” Ina May Gaskin
Check us on the MaMa programme above Ina May Gaskin... Maybe she'll come + see us + share top tips .
Ina May Gaskin is going to be at this years MAMA conference so my email tells me!! *runs round the kitchen in excited circles*
MaMa Conference website updated yesterday with the fantastic news that Ina May Gaskin will be joining us once again in 2014!
Ina Mays Guide to Childbirth: Ina Mays Guide to Childbirth [Ina May Gaskin] on *FREE* s...
Very cool that MY name and Ina May Gaskin are even in the same sentence. This woman is amazing! On that note, guess who's images are featured in Empowering Birth Magazine's LOVE issue! woot woot!
Last year Ina May Gaskin's preconference day sold out in a matter of a couple weeks - looking like another record...
"It's easy to scare women about birth, even profitable...but it's not nice. So let's stop it. Really bad manners" -Ina May Gaskin
"We are the only species of mammal that can doubt it's capacity to give birth" -Ina May Gaskin.
- Ina May Gaskin, author midwife & birth activist, talks about the fear in childbirth. One World Birth is a new FREE online video re...
“I think that “Birth Story” will help women outside of our community feel more confidence that their bodies are perfectly designed for giving birth and better understand how to prepare for this female rite of passage” Ina May Gaskin for The Huffington Post Get your tickets to watch Birth Story now!
What to do in you own case. Most families attacked by Children's Aid can not spend the over fifty thousand dollars that it takes to bring a case to trial. For CAS victims who must rely on legal aid, there is no reliable way to save your family, only a few tips that may slightly improve your prospects. Should you get in a court battle with only legal aid lawyers, your chances of keeping your family undamaged are small. Say as little as possible - they will twist every fact against you. Particularly avoid revealing that you or your spouse were in foster care or the victim of past abuse. Such parents appreciate the value of a family better than anyone else, but in the CAS fantasy world, that makes you a likely abuser yourself. Also avoid disclosing the names of alienated family members, such as a former spouse. If you have a good poker face, use it. Any expression of anger, no matter how justified, will be used as a point against you. Social workers have been known to provoke anger to justify child removal. ...
Ina May Gaskin´s message to the German Gouvernment: Midwifery in Germany is in great touble. support German Midwifes !
"Birth is not something that happens to us, it is something we DO" - Ina May Gaskin, midwife to the world
If you want to change the next generation, start it from the pregnant women. *Ina May Gaskin
“Unfortunately, there is so much profit stemming from birth that this personal physiological act has become political.” Excerpt From: Ina May Gaskin. “Ina May's Guide to Childbirth" Sad, yet full of truth!
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-Most people don't consider that the way in which women give birth in hospitals affects what physicians,midwives, and nurses know about birth and its possibilities. - Birth matters, Ina May Gaskin   10% Off
~ Good Morning! "When a mother loves and trusts her midwife or physician, she is going to find it far easier to relax her bottom in the presence of this person. This feeling of safety will not only make labor and birth more efficient, it can also make it significantly less painful." ~ Ina May Gaskin
I urge you to take leadership in your pregnancy and birth. If you don't someone else will, and their agendas will control the entire process. Be proactive, research, hire a doula, find scientific evidence about birth and your rights to deny testings, cervical checks, IV and anything else your not wanting in your pregnancy care and birth. Check out my girl Ina May Gaskin and the other birth avengers like Penny Simpkin, Barbra Harper, and Gloria Lemay! YouTube them:)
This is YOUR last call, announcement, offer to purchase your ticket to attend the Gena Kirby's Rebozo Workshop. This is not just any workshop, she is internationally renowned . She has taught many doulas, birth workers, birth companions. But did you know she was invited to teach her classes at the farm of works renowned midwife Ina may Gaskin. Don't miss out, book your ticket (s) now. If however you really want to attend but having some financial struggles email me and perhaps I can assist annemarie( This weekend only)
"You won't wake up in 3 years and be Ina May Gaskin. It starts as a student." Inspirational stuff with Virginia!
“Many of our problems in US maternity care stem from the fact that we leave no room for recognizing when nature is smarter than we are.” ~ Ina May Gaskin~
have you read either of Ina May Gaskin's books? Her 'guide to childbirth' has some amazingly inspiring birth stories.
Trying not to be jealous of Libbi Ayers and Katie Schacher right now. If you meet Ina May Gaskin this weekend give her a big old hug for me!
”Choosing where and how you will give birth is one of the most important preparations you can make for a good breastfeeding experience.” Ina May Gaskin
I've been reading an Ina May Gaskin book about birth and it's really empowering me to have a natural birth!
”A society that places a low value on its mothers and the process of birth will suffer an array of negative repercussions for doing so. Good beginnings make a positive difference in the world, so it is worth our while to provide the best possible care for mothers and babies throughout this extraordinarily influential part of life.” ~ Ina May Gaskin
Did you know that Gena taught at the farm and that Ina May Gaskin was one of the ladies learning all about the rebozo . This to me is incredible , Ina May Gaskin is a world renowned midwife. You must be good if you are able to teach her.
“Whenever and however you give birth, your experience will impact your emotions, your mind, your body, and your spirit for the rest of your life.” Ina May Gaskin
Ina May Gaskin Fans: So if we want this movie event to run at AMC Loews in Mountainside, NJ we need A LOT more people to buy tickets! (63 to be exact.) Please buy yours today and share with any friends who might be interested. Thanks!
Next up! Ina May Gaskin Quotes. I think she is one of the most inspirational women of our time. Do you have a favorite story or quote from her that resonates with you?
An interview with the lovely Ina May Gaskin
Yes, Ina May Gaskin, pioneering modern midwife. Taught me so much about birth, life, death, bodily fluids, and being brave.
See the story behind, Ina May Gaskin, as she grew into the midwife and birth advocate of today ... tomorrow with...
I wish I could have Ina May Gaskin as my midwife!!..she's so awesome!..
FREE for ICAN subscribers! Toni Harman is a British filmmaker turned birth warrior. Toni trained at the London Film School and after graduating, she worked for fifteen years as a Film Producer /Director making factual programmes and documentaries. After the difficult birth of her daughter six years ago (four failed inductions and then an emergency c-section), Toni realized she could use her skills as a filmmaker to try to help make birth better around the world. Together with her partner Alex Wakeford, Toni has traveled across Europe, Canada and the US filming interviews with the world's leading birth experts - including Ina May Gaskin, Michel Odent, Sheila Kitzinger plus over one hundred academics, scientists, lawyers, researchers, midwives, obstetricians, doulas, campaigners, educators and parents. Toni and Alex founded ONE WORLD BIRTH and started releasing free short educational videos via their website (and also produced a documentary about doulas called DOULA! (2012, Toni and Alex released their late ...
Ina May Gaskin at the Farm for Birth Around the World project. Ina May Gaskin na "the Farm" para o projeto Parto pelo Mundo
There is a sacred power in the innately feminine capacity of giving birth. It is one of the elemental, continuing processes of nature that women have the chance to experience, and it is the one act of human creation that is not shared by man. Why would we not want to explore that? - Ina May Gaskin, Birth Matters
A wise mama asks: First off, thank you for this amazing page! It's so inspiring to see women all over the world taking back natural birth and gentle parenting. So I recently found I am pregnant and have read some amazing books already everything by Ina may gaskin and gentle birth, gentle mothering. I was just hoping that I could get opinion on a really good book that focuses just on pregnancy- the different trimesters and holistic eating and what crystals to wear to combat certain emotions. Basically a what to expect when you're expecting for hippie mammas thanks in advance and blessing to all women.
Forget about watching A Baby Story on TLC. To prepare for my third baby's birth, I watched The Business of Being Born (the first one and the celebrity version of the second one) and Birth Story (featuring Ina May Gaskin and The Farm Midwives). Talk about replacing FEAR with empowerment, excitement, and confidence around birth. Highly recommend!!
Midwifery Today: Cytotec and the FDA: Article by Ina May Gaskin: “Throughout the 1990s, many studies ...
Who has read any of Ina May Gaskin 's incredible books? "Spiritual Midwifery" "Guide to Childbirth" or her most recent... "Birth Matters". All very inspiring books.
Just saw Ina May Gaskin in Rochester. My favorite take-a-way was her requirement for all of her birthing mamas to do their squats daily! 500, if you're serious about having a safe birth!
I had the unique pleasure of interviewing midwife and birth activist Ina May Gaskin (via email) for my latest Colorlines feature. Ina May graciously allowed me to post the full text of our intervie...
Hello on this beautiful afternoon, A reminder that we are meeting tomorrow at Louise’s from 10am-12pm. Love to see some new faces :) Our last meeting for the year will be on Wednesday 18th December at Kirsti’s farm. Here is our calendar for next year. Thanks to those who have offered their homes for us to meet in (I have tentatively pencilled you in against a date). I will confirm dates and locations closer to the time. Mon 3rd Feb – Yoko Tues 4th Mar – Louise Wed 2nd Apr - Narelle Mon 5th May - Nicola Tues 3rd Jun Wed 6th Aug Mon 1st Sep Tues 7th Oct Wed 5th Nov I also have a small collection of ‘birthy’ books and thought we could start a little lending library. Below is a list of what I have in my collection at the moment. If there’s anything in particular you would like to borrow, please sing out! Otherwise I will bring a selection along each month. Looking forward to seeing some of you tomorrow, Leah Lending Library: Active birth. Janet Balaskas. Birth over 35. Sheila Kitzinger. Birth re ...
(Lara) I believe parenting is a job and a journey worth preparing ourselves for. People go to college to learn the skills for a new job but are often unprepared for the role of being a parent. I read stack of books and while nothing can ever fully prepare you for this marvellous and exhausting responsibility, it does help to have an understanding of child development, pregnancy, child birth and Breastfeeding. I read and read The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding and Attachment Parenting books by Dr Sears. Anything by Ina May Gaskin is awesome! There are so many others out now 11 years later that I would love to be able to sit down and read cover to cover so what would you recommend to a new parent or someone newly pregnant?
I got 11. Like our comment and I'll give you a number. 1. I was born with the cord wrapped around my neck and blue. My mom didn't see me for an hour after 2. I have a chronic pain disease called interstitial cystitis 3. I want to be covered in tattoos some day, I want to get one from all the different states and countries I visit 4. I crochet 5. I had a homebirth with Luka and loved it 6. I want to be a midwife 7. Clowns and women who wear a lot of makeup scare me, seriously don't trust them 8. I love to bake. 9. I wish I had the space and hands free time to decorate cakes 10. I've always wanted to be a surrogate 11. I really want to meet ina may gaskin and deliver on 'the farm'
~ Good Morning! "One of the best features of labor is the rest periods that occur between these rushes [contractions]. Hardly anyone seems to talk about these in birth preparation books, but they are one of the most brilliant features of labor. Savor every second of them." ~ Ina May Gaskin
Going Backwards: The Concept of PasmoJune 5, 2003Ina May Gaskin looks at how obstetrical knowledge and medical hierarchy has undermined and ignored uterine capability I learned a new Spanish word while lecturing in New York City on a book promotion tour during the spring of 2003. The Puerto Rican nu...
Henci Goer has been added to the 4th annual Joyful Birth and breastfeeding Pre-Expo Workshop (Friday March 7th) with Ina May Gaskin!! She is the author of The Thinking Woman's Guide to a Better Birth. If you are in the Carolinas you should get your ticket now - it's only 45 dollars and it's 3 CEU credits!
Ok, ok here we go... 1. I'm older than my mother Lydia Teasley Vassell...I bake, listen to Anita Baker, clip coupons and go to bed at mom listens to Drake, watches Real housewives of everything, and goes to bed past midnight on a school night! 2. I'm a human google map, ask me how to get anywhere, I can tell you! 3. I wish I could be Ree Drummond (the pioneer woman), Anthony Bourdain, and Ina May Gaskin all at the same time. Annelise Makenna and Emily Diver Theriot are probably the only two ppl who know who the *** I'm talking about. 4. I also have receipts in my purse from May Melanie Davenport - they don't know it's the secret to our wealth. 5. I have green eyes but I'm blind as 12 bats!
this was posted by my youngest sister, Christina. And yeah, never can keep a good hearted woman down for long. xoO to my sisters and cousins and Aunties and midwives in all of their Beauty, Grace and Strength Christina Foster Lori Hansen, Vickie Foster, Tracey Walker, Ashley and Keena Dakota Crey, Echo Lola Crey, Linda Riddell, Stacy Denton, Melanie Kyle, Acacia Hill, Nancy Rosjer, Alyssa Megen, Sat Nam Schafer, Krystal Riddell, Bree Martin, Lucca Fraser, Emily Fraser, Caroline Fraser, Diya Pride, Shelley Haynes Pride, Rebecca Macdonald, Robin MacKenzie, Robyn R Rebecca Rea, Jamie Davidson, Sandra Frazer Moffatt, Sandra Bennett, Shirley Dent, Rebecca Bruges, Ina May Gaskin, Barbara Harper, Amanda Spakowski, Amanda May Mailman-Raleigh, Mandy Clayton, Pegan Oolsthorn, and so many more (I am done clickin gofr the day though...thinking of you ALL.
I am thrilled to be going to the Birth and Beyond Conference, in London Ontario, tomorrow. I will be attending breakout sessions with Ina May Gaskin and Gloria Lemay. Two women who I look up to and respect. I am not sure I will sleep well tonight, like a kid on Christmas Eve.
Ina May Gaskin's "Birth Matters" is kind of blowing my mind right now.
Curious: to celebrate her induction into the National Women's Hall of Fame, 3 words to describe Ina May Gaskin?
It is official: Ina May Gaskin is a great woman! Last weekend Ina May was inducted into the National Women's Hall...
Speech: Ina May Gaskin inducted into the National Women's Hall of Fame...
Congratulations to the amazing Ina May Gaskin for being one of nine extraordinary women inducted into the...
Squat 300 times a day, you're going to give birth quickly. - Ina May Gaskin *stop doing kegel*
Excited about the Joyful Birth and Breastfeeding Expo in Spartanburg, SC in March. We are hosting Ina May Gaskin as our keynote speaker!
Congratulations to Ina May Gaskin nationally know midwife and author of "Spiritual Midwifery" inducted into NWHF.
"We are the only species who doubt our ability to birth" Ina May Gaskin. This woman is amazing so this is for all...
I have all of Ina May Gaskin's books. Wow. you're amazing.
Ina May Gaskin inducted into the 2013 National Women's Hall of Fame:
Happy heart ... Ina May Gaskin inducted into the Women's Hall of Fame
A richly deserved recognition for the fabulous Ina May Gaskin. Thanks to Bettina Dwyer for the link to this exciting news!!
Amazing! Ina May Gaskin is a new inductee in the National Womens Hall of Fame!
Ina May Gaskin, MA, CPM, PhD (Hon), is founder and director of the Farm Midwifery Center in Tennessee. The 41-year-old midwifery service is noted for its wom...
Ina May Gaskin on natural birth in America.
I traveled to Rochester today to have "tea" with Ina May Gaskin. Jennie came with me and she got to hold a friend's 3 month old baby. She didn't even share!
“If you can't be a hero, you can at least be funny while being a chicken.” Ina May Gaskin
Ina May Gaskin on bodily autonomy and birth via
Would you lay on your back to poo? so why giving birth? did you know and i didny till i was prego in yoga training as to some Ina May Gaskin talks that when you lay on your back at any time with a heavy baby filled uterus that the uterus lays on the artery that feeds it and cuts off circulation to the uterus. so of you give birth on your backnyou are giving birth with a white uterus. on top of when you give birth the tail.bone opens to.make room for the baby. yeah id wanna epidural too i am sure if i was forced to birth on my back eish. but why would one.want to make the part of us numb that had the work. try going for a run after you numb your feet.
I *might* meet Ina May Gaskin today... there are no words... if you don't know who that is you should definitely look her up!!!
"A self-possessed woman in childbirth can be a powerful teacher for all ( including herself) on the temporality, humility, and connectedness of life. What if the medical establishment that purports to be saving women from the specter of pain and danger is instead ejecting then from the seats of their power ? ~Ani DiFranco~ From Birth Matters - Ina May Gaskin -
Congrats to Ina May Gaskin of the Farm Midwifery Center in Summertown, TN. She will be inducted this Saturday into...
Who's going to see Ina May Gaskin in London, Ontario this November?
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this was written in the 70s. Ina May Gaskin is an incredibly strong woman as ypu'd know if you read her
I am posting this photo in recognition of the thousands of Midwives, each “authentic” in her service to mothers and their babies since the Beginning of Time. For the Indigenous Midwives who traveled around this globe as their communities and tribes migrated to New Lands. For the First Nation Midwives who birth babies as their tribes preceded in the death march that was The Trail of Tears. For the Japanese Midwives who caught babies who were born in the US Concentrations camps during the Second World War. For Midwife Sibby Kelly, Petersville, Georgia and the thousands of Grand Midwives who served the women of the South, both Black and white, rich or poor, when no one else would. These “Authentic Midwives” upon whose shoulders Ina May Gaskin and thousands of other modern day midwives stand. Claudia Booker, Midwife,
What you need to know to have the best birth experience for you. Drawing upon her thirty-plus years of experience, Ina May Gaskin, the nation’s leading midwife, shares the benefits and joys of natural childbirth by showing women how to trust in the ancient wisdom of their bodies for a healt...
Ina May Gaskin Reducing fear in childbirth. What are your fears in childbirth? Did this TEDX clip help?
Congrats to Ina May Gaskin getting inducted into National Women's Hall of Fame this weekend.
Join OBirth in Celebrating Ina May Gaskin as she is inducted this weekend into the U.S Women's Hall of Fame. We...
ROAD TRIP! To where my Reserve is too! No way! I'm such a birth geek! I would go just to hear Ina May Gaskin talk about Posterior Position (although that is at the same time as VBAC) -and- Dealing with Long Difficult, Births and Stephanie MacDonald speak on The State of Aboriginal Midwifery in Canada -and- Breastfeeding Our Children for the Health of Our Nations: Breastfeeding Benefits First Nations Communities
If you haven't yet seen the amazing Ina May Gaskin documentary, Birth Story, it will be playing at Denver Health on Friday, October 11th. What a great way to celebrate National Midwife Week!
Woh! It's all go at Wessex IMs!! Chrissy is busy planning a smashing new study day in collaboration with newly qualified fab midwife Becky who has tales of meeting Ina May Gaskin at the Farm this summer, plus we will share tales of independent midwifery . Erika and I have bookings galore it seems! Erika is off booking a new client this evening ; I have just visited a potential new client who is halfway through her pregnancy and longs to have care from one or two midwives who will be with her for the birth too; I booked a returning client yesterday . So exciting ! And a placenta client is in labour right now so at some point this evening or tomorrow I will be going to collect it. Tomorrow an antenatal visit to a gorgeous and happily pregnant client and her husband whist Erika visits another pregnant client . Feels like we've been spring - cleaned and recharged at Wessex IMs even tho it's autumn ; ))
Curious: ever read a book by Ina May Gaskin, Michel Odent or Sheila Kitzinger? If so, which book(s)?
Many of you have already heard the buzz of sweet Ina May Gaskin's Ted Talk, but we have it here for you in case...
"Men think only their stuff can get way big then small and not be ruined" Ina May gaskin!
Got my tickets for an evening with Ina May Gaskin!
We are holding our fundraiser for FOBB and showing Birth Story THIS SATURDAY! Come along and be inspired by INa May gaskin and the Farm Midwives! Get your tickets via the link today!
"What gets the baby in, gets the baby out." - Ina May Gaskin
Come visit the Historical Palace theater in Gallatin this Saturday for a viewing of "The Birth Story". It's an incredible film about Ina May Gaskin and the Midwives of the Farm of Summertown TN. The event is hosted by Alpha Childbirth and is a truly inspiring piece. Tickets are $10 and nursing babies in arms are welcome. I'll be there!
Bring a screening of a documentary about hippie midwives to Edgartown Cinemas by reserving tix by midnight tonight
Birth Story: the story of Ina May Gaskin and The Farm Midwives via
We'll be at the BirthNet Celebration of Ina May Gaskin tonight at Westminster Presbyterian in Albany. Who else? Say hi!
Mother of midwifery, Ina May Gaskin, in a video about natural childbirth. She is a rockstar and gives incredible amounts of wisdom when she speaks on birth.
Stop Doing Kegels: Real Pelvic Floor Advice For Women (and Men) A few years ago, Katy Bowman kicked up a dust storm when she offered not the standard “do your kegels” for a strong pelvic floor (PF), but this following advice: A Kegel attempts to strengthen the pelvic floor, but it really only continues to pull the sacrum inward promoting even more weakness, and more PF gripping. The muscles that balance out the anterior pull on the sacrum are the glutes. A lack of glutes (having no butt) is what makes this group so much more susceptible to pelvic floor disorder (PFD). Zero lumbar curvature (missing the little curve at the small of the back) is the most telling sign that the pelvic floor is beginning to weaken. An easier way to say this is: Weak glutes + too many Kegels = PFD. Katy’s recommendation? Developing an (eventual) deep squatting habit (picture going to the bathroom while camping) to create the posterior pull on the sacrum and balance the work of the pelvic floor. If you’ve read a lot of m ...
"Those who are not terrified are more likely to secrete in abundance the hormones that make labor and birth easier and less painful - sometimes even pleasurable." ~ Ina May Gaskin
Ina May Gaskin is being inducted into the Women's Hall of Fame on Oct. 12th. That is awesome!! I am so excited! She is an amazing midwife who has opened our eyes to how natural child birth should and can be. She is also the only person who is not a doctor who has a medical maneuver named after her. The Gaskins maneuver...Oh! And she's also done a TED talk. Check it out. :o)
For those of you in Cambridge, the Massachusetts Midwives Alliance is screening "Birth Story: Ina May Gaskin & The Farm Midwives," which is an incredible look at the life and legacy of Ina May. Proceeds benefit the MMA.
"Mothers who are afraid tend to secrete the hormones that delay or inhibit birth. This is true of all mammals and is part of nature's design.” ~ Ina May Gaskin
"Babies are not dumb. Just because they don't speak English doesn't mean they're dumb. A newborn infant is just as intelligent as you are. When you're relating with him, you should consider that you are relating with a very intelligent being who just doesn't speak your language yet. And you shouldn't do anything gross to him before he learns to speak with you." - Stephen Gaskin in the forward for Spritual Midwifery by Ina May Gaskin
I have been lucky enough to have had a long conversation with Ina May Gaskin. Her words always make there way back to kindness and health.
In part two of our interview with pioneering midwife Ina May Gaskin, she describes the women who died of pregnancy-related causes and are commemorated in squares of the Safe Motherhood Quilt. [includes rush transcript]
An opportunity to see a wonderful film about an incredible midwife is coming to town soon! Thursday October 10, the acclaimed film "Birth Story", about Ina May Gaskin, at Butte College's Chico Center Student Lounge from 6pm to 8:30. Refreshments served before and a Q & A with local homebirth midwives after.
Coming soon to Chico: the film about Ina May Gaskin, "Birth Story"
Positive Pregnancy, Birth, and Parenting In a society where negativity meets us at every corner while we bring new life and raise our children, it can be a challenge to overcome the cynicism. From the moment we find out we are pregnant, we are surrounded by books like, WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN YOU ARE EXPECTING. Shows like THE BABY STORY on TLC, full of danger and terror. Movies showing women screaming and angry as they give birth. We are told of horrible pregnancy symptoms to expect and at times bombarded with comments from friends and strangers. Parenthood is something to endure and “get through” in our culture. I remember when I was pregnant with my first baby, I was having a romantic dinner with my husband. We were excited about our upcoming birth and to become parents. A complete stranger came up to us and felt compelled to let us know we better enjoy it while it lasts (the dinner without a baby), because our lives were going to change drastically. It felt like she was trying to pop our bubble of ...
Ina May Gaskin, the midwifery pioneer, on natural birth in America.
Sphincter Law & its implications: Ina May Gaskin Food for thought Childbirth works according to Sphincter Law; major principles are: Sphincters such as the anal sphincter & cervix, do not obey orders. Sphincters open more readily in conditions of privacy & intimacy. Sphincters open more readily when their owner is feeling grateful, aroused or amused. Sphincters, even when well dilated, can suddenly close when their owner feels in any way threatened.
This time 4 years ago I was in labour. It was all a bit scary at this point but once the midwives arrived and I got in the pool it was an amazing experience. I can't pretend it didn't hurt at all but I'd do it again tomorrow. Birthing our beautiful daughter in a calm and peaceful way was one of the best things I've ever done (the other was her brother). I was maybe very lucky to have such a positive first birth, but I had some wonderful support and I put in a lot of preparation too. No-one can predict what will happen during labour and birth and it's unlikely to go exactly to plan but I truly believe that preparation and education are the key to having a positive experience (and avoiding one born every minute - it hadn't started then!). And relaxation. Lots and lots of relaxation. And believing in your body, because lets face it if we weren't able to birth our babies, humans would have died out long before the development of modern medicine (not that it can't be wonderful when it is necessary). So when y ...
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