Select delivery location
Share
Kindle app logo image

Download the free Kindle app and start reading Kindle books instantly on your smartphone, tablet or computer – no Kindle device required. Learn more

Read instantly on your browser with Kindle Cloud Reader.

Using your mobile phone camera, scan the code below and download the Kindle app.

QR code to download the Kindle App

Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more

Follow the Author

Something went wrong. Please try your request again later.

Ina May's Guide to Childbirth: Updated with New Material Paperback – Illustrated, 4 March 2003

4.7 out of 5 stars 5,093 ratings

Amazon Price
New from Used from
Paperback, Illustrated
$21.71 $12.87
New children's books bundles!
Book bundles for children's growth and development. Shop now

Product description

From the Back Cover

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 healthy and fulfilling birthing experience. Based on the female-centered Midwifery Model of Care, Ina May's Guide to Natural Childbirth gives expectant mothers comprehensive information on everything from the all-important mind-body connection to how to give birth without technological intervention.
Filled with inspiring birth stories and practical advice, this invaluable resource includes: - Reducing the pain of labor without drugs--and the miraculous roles touch and massage play
- What really happens during labor
- Orgasmic birth--making birth pleasurable
- Episiotomy--is it really necessary?
- Common methods of inducing labor--and which to avoid at all costs
- Tips for maximizing your chances of an unmedicated labor and birth
- How to avoid postpartum bleeding--and depression
- The risks of anesthesia and cesareans--what your doctor
doesn't necessarily tell you
- The best ways to work with doctors and/or birth care providers
- How to create a safe, comfortable environment for
birth in any setting, including a hospital
- And much more
Ina May's Guide to Natural Childbirth takes the fear out of childbirth by restoring women's faith in their own natural power to give birth with more ease, less pain, and less medical intervention.

About the Author

Ina May Gaskin, certified professional midwife, has been a midwife for more than forty years at The Farm Midwifery Center at The Farm, in Summertown, Tennessee.

New children's books bundles!
Book bundles for children's growth and development. Shop now

Product details

  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Bantam; Illustrated edition (4 March 2003)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 368 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 0553381156
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0553381153
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 15.24 x 1.91 x 22.86 cm
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.7 out of 5 stars 5,093 ratings

About the author

Follow authors to get new release updates, plus improved recommendations.
Brief content visible, double tap to read full content.
Full content visible, double tap to read brief content.

Ina May Gaskin is founder and director of the Farm Midwifery Center, located near Summertown, Tennessee. She has lectured all over the world at midwifery conferences and at medical schools, both to students and to faculty. The Farm is noted for its low rates of intervention, morbidity and mortality. Recently selected as a Visiting Fellow at Morse College of Yale University, Ina May also teaches midwifery, writes books and articles for medical journals and edits her quarterly journal, The Birth Gazette.

Customer reviews

4.7 out of 5 stars
4.7 out of 5
5,093 global ratings

Review this product

Share your thoughts with other customers

Top review from Australia

Reviewed in Australia on 12 August 2020
Verified Purchase

Top reviews from other countries

kayleigh
5.0 out of 5 stars A must read.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 3 March 2022
Verified Purchase
daniela
5.0 out of 5 stars Indispensable
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 13 June 2020
Verified Purchase
4 people found this helpful
Report abuse
Ilze
5.0 out of 5 stars Very knowledgeable book
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 19 April 2020
Verified Purchase
One person found this helpful
Report abuse
MELANIE J HUGHES
5.0 out of 5 stars Believe in your body to birth
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 29 March 2014
Verified Purchase
4 people found this helpful
Report abuse
KJ
4.0 out of 5 stars Helpful but a bit biased and kind of dated
Reviewed in Canada on 24 December 2019
Verified Purchase
15 people found this helpful
Report abuse