Ina May’s Guide to Childbirth


Drawing upon her thirty-plus years of experience, midwife Ina May Gaskin shares the benefits and joys of natural childbirth by showing women how to trust in the ancient wisdom of their bodies for a healthy and fulfilling birthing experience. With the exception of her discomfort with VBAC after single-layer closure of the uterus in a previous cesarean*, Ina May’s Guide to Natural Childbirth gives expectant mothers comprehensive information on everything from the all-important mind-body connection to how to give birth without technological intervention.

 *ICAN disputes Ina May’s conclusions about single-layer suturing and VBAC. Another perspective on this controversial topic is available in the ICAN white paper, found here: The Suture Debate