Birth Matters: A Midwife's Manifesta
- Binding: Paperback
- Author: Ina May Gaskin
- Publish Date: 2011-03-22
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 birthâwhich has lead to nearly a third of hospital births in America to be cesarean sectionsâand 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.