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Review: Ina May’s Guide to Breastfeeding

i Aug 26th No Comments by

by Angie Sonrode As a self-professed lactivist and lover of midwife Ina May Gaskin, I picked up  her book, Ina May’s Guide to Breastfeeding, with high expectations and a curious mind. Thankfully, and not surprisingly, I was not disappointed. I have read many books on lactation and this one may have just taken the top spot on my bookshelf. This book is well-written from a warm, tender voice and chock-full of helpful, easy-to-follow information that is very reader- (and tired mother) friendly. In addition, it is peppered with real women’s stories and experiences. Ina May knows how to grab your […]

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Birth Matter’s: A Midwife’s Manifesta, by Ina May Gaskin — A Book Review

i Feb 10th No Comments by

By Hope Lien CD(DONA) In her influential new book, Ina May Gaskin, the godmother of natural childbirth and world renowned midwife, writes of the harsh realities of the maternity care system in the United States– with some of the highest maternal morbidity in the developed world. She compels readers to consider that every woman should have the right to positive and safe birth. Gaskin’s evidence -ased work, rigorous examination of past, present, and future maternity practices, and intimate writing style all made this a delightful read. There were many parts of this book that resonated with me, both as an […]

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