Birth Matters: How What We Don't Know About Nature, Bodies, and Surgery Can Hurt Us

by Ani DiFranco, Ina May Gaskin

Seven Stories Press | January 4, 2011 | Kobo Edition (eBook)

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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.
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.

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Published: January 4, 2011

Publisher: Seven Stories Press

Language: English

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ISBN - 10: 1609801407

ISBN - 13: 9781609801403

Found in: Social and Cultural Studies

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Birth Matters: How What We Don't Know About Nature, Bodies, and Surgery Can Hurt Us

by Ani DiFranco, Ina May Gaskin

Format: Kobo Edition (eBook)

Published: January 4, 2011

Publisher: Seven Stories Press

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1609801407

ISBN - 13: 9781609801403

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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.
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.