Ina May Gaskin is an author, activist, innovator, founding member of The Farm, and the modern mother of authentic midwifery. Through her personal practice and writing Ina May Gaskin has been at the forefront of an international movement to promote safe natural childbirth. Hipmama.com Radio talks to Ina May about forty years of delivering babies and her new book, Birth Matters: a Midwife's Manifesta.
This week Hipmama.com Radio features an interview with Ina May Gaskin, founding member of The Farm and mother of modern midwifery. The interview is fantastic and reminds us that the fundamental controversy of parenting happens before you meet the baby: where, and how, will you give birth?
Pregnancy and childbirth are natural, normal, and integral events in the lives of the majority of women, whether we choose to be mothers or not. Most of our bodies are inherently capable of creating life - often to our surprise.
Where and how we give birth is often the first - and sometimes most controversial - choice we make as mothers. This week TMM talks to Christa Craven about her book Pushing for Midwives: Homebirth Mothers and the Reproductive Rights Movement.