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Ina May speaks about childbirth, etc. March 15, 2007

Filed under: Activism,Books,Breastfeeding,Mothering,Natural childbirth,Pregnancy — amygeekgrl @ 10:19 pm

OMG, OMG, OMG! I just found out Ina May Gaskin will be having a talk here LOCALLY in May. I just sent an email to get more information. I am SOOOOO there! 🙂

“Ina May will spend the evening talking with parents and public about childbirth, breastfeeding and parenting.

Who is Ina May Gaskin?

Author – Well known for the seminal work, Spiritual Midwifery, her new book, Ina May’s Guide to Childbirth, is now available. It inspires women to take back the fear of childbirth by regaining confidence in their bodies and assuring them – your body still works!
Activist – Ina May transformed her observation of increasing maternal mortality in the U.S. into The Safe Motherhood Quilt Project, a national effort to honor those women who have died of pregnancy-related causes during the past twenty years and to draw public attention to the unchanging maternal death rate in this country.
Innovator – Ina May developed the Gaskin Maneuver. The first obstetrical maneuver to be named after a midwife, it embodies the essence of midwifery by using simple body movements to facilitate a difficult birth. Recently selected as a Visiting Fellow at Morse College of Yale University, Ina May continues to delight listeners by
infusing her sharp command of birth research and statistics with a touch of the wry humor that punctuates her writing.”

I think I’ve turned into a birth junkie. 😉 I’m so excited about this opportunity!


8 Responses to “Ina May speaks about childbirth, etc.”

  1. K Says:

    You go! And i really mean that, Amy! GO! Sounds very exciting… you’ll have to fill us in on whatever you might have to report, no?!

  2. Amy Says:

    What a magnificent opportunity to follow your heart. 🙂 Why don’t you bring some of your better photography prints to show to her? It sounds as if your calling is unfolding in front of you in many exciting ways!

  3. You are going to love Ina May. She is a seriously cool old lady. And the funny thing about her is that she doesn’t sound like an old lady at all (you’ll understand when you see her speak).

    I got to meet her and hang out with her on The Farm last summer when I did my doula training there. She had dinner with us one night and then gave an informal talk as we all sat around her on the floor of their midwifery clinic.

    I was reminded, as she talked, that she began her adulthood as an academic and then moved into midwifery. She has a cracking good wit and great sense of humour and despite her age seemed like a peer as we all sat around listening to her talk about women’s bodies and culture’s influence on them.

    Have fun at the talk!

  4. I’m going to try and go too 🙂

  5. amamasblog Says:

    I’m going to go- can’t wait. I loved her book!

  6. leighsteele Says:

    You are SO funny. I love this, I would react the exact same way. Let us know how it goes. 🙂

  7. Penny Says:

    Exciting!! i’d be going too 🙂

  8. maggie Says:

    Cool – I read a book of hers while I was pregnant. In a lot of ways, I was disappointed not to be able to have that kind of natural midwifed birth. Her book was fascinating and transformative. Have a good time

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