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Jul 31, Becky rated it really liked it Shelves: Spiritual Midwifery by Ina May Gaskin. You can even visit our heritage collection library in London. Retrieved 19 September Jul 13, Emily Marks added it Shelves: If you’re looking for open, positive, and detailed stories about births, this is I read this book before the home births of each of my three children.

And just like living at the farm, this book isn’t for everyone, but it’s definitely worth considering.

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There’s greater romance than I’m telling here, because the book tells the story also of how this collective of midwives grew from Ina May to a raft of ‘disciples’ who lived in housebuses in a large community together and served the greater community.

I had no idea what I wanted to do with my life. There is a certain hippy-dippiness to this book that is to be expected, and the language can be hilariously dated and a little off-putting at times, for example everyone seems to be getting high together off of experiences and having telepathi This is the second time that I’ve read through Spiritual Midwifery, and I enjoyed it just as much this time around. She recently cut it for the first time since it used to be down to her thighs and she often wore it in Princess Leia braids.


True solace and healing can’t even be found in modern “feminism,” which is sometimes more about anger than empowerment.

I guess I have to start by saying two things: May 19, Leaf rated it liked it. Jun 09, Sarah rated it it was amazing Spiritua, This has been, and still is, a very important book for pregnancy. Show 25 25 50 All.

Her mother, Ruth Stinson Middleton, was a home economics teacher, who taught in various small towns within a forty-mile radius of Marshalltown, Iowa. In my son’s birth, medical intervention was necessary, but Ina This has been, and still is, a very important book for pregnancy.

A trippy hippy book about Ina May and her adventures at “The Farm” including homebirth midwifery and the works.

And the insurance companies have an insatiable appetite. She makes a lot of pronouncements such as: Feb 18, Sharon E. Sometimes you have to just put the book down and giggle — but that aside, the information imparted is conveyed beautifully, and you really come away with the understanding of how influential The Farm are they a cult?

Not all of us live on a communal farm with a gaggle of brow-wiping midwives and husbands who are aroused by the process of labor.

Spiritual midwifery on The Farm

I can’t help it if I grew up in San Francisco in the ’80s and am programmed to roll my eyes at terms like “turned on” even though I just used “turned off” – they are completely different! This book was definitely stoned “charged with spiritual energy”.

It’s the first hand account – told by the mothers and fathers and midwives – of about of the births thus far on a giant culty hippie baby making farm in Tennessee.

To ask other readers questions about Spiritual Midwiferyplease sign up. The backbone of the modern-day miswifery revival, Spiritual Midwifery’s greatest strength is in portraying life on The Farm and the practical motivation for learning the ancient practice.

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It is interesting though and is basically a medical manual of the woman’s body, the baby, and goes into the nitty-gritty medical details of it all. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. News, views and analysis In this section you will midwlfery This number includes the Farm’s first infant death, Ina May’s own premature son who had a rare heart condition: Nov 02, Vanessa rated it it was amazing Shelves: Aside from all that I enjoyed reading it for the most part and learned some things.

The making out while in labor stuff both interested me and grossed me out depending on the story, but it also made me feel like I’ll never learn how to spirihual my mouth properly because my husband and I won’t be kissing much gasjin touching while I am in labor. I’d more or less move past any mentions and stick to pulling out of the book what I could use.

Their stories are also poorly written and contain a lot spiitual words like “High” and “telepathic” and ” Well, I’m glad out of all Ina Spirktual Gaskin’s books I saved this one for last.

She slows down to wave to a young woman with spifitual two children: We offer membership both in the UK and internationally. Description The original Spiritual Midwifery, published inintroduced an entire generation of young women to the possibility of home birth and breast feeding. This book is highly referenced. We raised funds by organising football scratch-cards, and there were further donations from friends, family and colleagues, including two GPs who Karen works with on community placements.

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