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.
- ISBN-13: 9781583229279
- ISBN-10: 1583229272
- Publisher: Seven Stories Press
- Publish Date: March 2011
- Dimensions: 8.1 x 5.4 x 0.8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 0.65 pounds
- Page Count: 272