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

Authors: Gaskin, Ina May
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
BISAC/Subject: HEA041000, SOC028000, HEA024000
ISBN: 9781609801403, Related ISBNs: 1583229272, 1609801407, 9781583229279, 9781609801403
Classification: Non-Fiction
Number of pages: 272,
Audience: General/trade
Synopsis: 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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