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The Resource Birth matters : a midwife's manifesta, Ina May Gaskin ; foreward by Ani DiFranco

Birth matters : a midwife's manifesta, Ina May Gaskin ; foreward by Ani DiFranco

Label
Birth matters : a midwife's manifesta
Title
Birth matters
Title remainder
a midwife's manifesta
Statement of responsibility
Ina May Gaskin ; foreward by Ani DiFranco
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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-three 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. 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. --Book Jacket
Cataloging source
DNLM/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gaskin, Ina May
Dewey number
618.4/5
Index
no index present
LC call number
RG661
LC item number
.G375 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Natural childbirth
  • Labor (Obstetrics)
  • Midwifery
Label
Birth matters : a midwife's manifesta, Ina May Gaskin ; foreward by Ani DiFranco
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Contents
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
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
Seven Stories Press 1st ed.
Extent
xii, 250 p.
Isbn
9781583229279
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2011001677
Other physical details
ill., ports.
System control number
  • sky235280179
  • (OCoLC)697768667
  • 819883
Label
Birth matters : a midwife's manifesta, Ina May Gaskin ; foreward by Ani DiFranco
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Contents
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
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
Seven Stories Press 1st ed.
Extent
xii, 250 p.
Isbn
9781583229279
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2011001677
Other physical details
ill., ports.
System control number
  • sky235280179
  • (OCoLC)697768667
  • 819883

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