Birth Matters: A Midwife's Manifesta By (author) Ina May Gaskin
Upbeat and informative, 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. Renowned for her practice's exemplary results and low intervention rates, Ina May Gaskin has gained international notoriety for promoting natural birth. She is a much-beloved leader of a movement that seeks to stop the hyper-medicalization of birth-which has lead to nearly a third of hospital births in America to be cesarean sections-and renew confidence in a woman's natural ability to birth.
- Publisher: Pinter & Martin Ltd.
- Format: Paperback | 272 pages
- Dimensions: 129mm x 198mm x 21mm | 330g
- Publication date: 1 April 2011
- Publication City/Country: London
- ISBN 10: 1905177585
- ISBN 13: 9781905177585