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Ina May Gaskin’s TED Talk: Reducing Fear of Birth in U.S. Culture

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Ina May Gaskin MA, CPM, PhD (Hon) recently presented at a TEDx in Sacramento, California on Reducing Fear of Birth in U.S. Culture.  She has practiced midwifery for over 40 years.  She essentially brought midwifery back to the United States in the 1960’s after it had nearly been eradicated.  She started the Farm Midwifery Center, where women still flock to have their babies.  As you can hear during her talk, The Farm Midwifery Center has record low rates of intervention, morbidity and mortality and has handled breeches, twins and mothers of more than five babies.  Ina May was awarded honorary doctorates from Thames Valley University, London, England and Shenandoah University, Winchester, Virginia.  In December of 2011, she received the Right Livelihood Award, also known as the Alternative Nobel Prize.  In addition, Ina May has written several books (see below).

Spiritual midwifery

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Author: Adrienne

Attorney and Professional labor and postpartum doula.

2 thoughts on “Ina May Gaskin’s TED Talk: Reducing Fear of Birth in U.S. Culture

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