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Spiritual Midwifery

Author : Ina May Gaskin
ISBN : 9781570679582
Genre : Health & Fitness
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Spiritual Midwifery is considered by many to be the bible of the home birth movement. This classic book on natural childbirth introduced a whole generation of women to the possibility of home birth and breast feeding. At a time when higher levels of technology were the wave of the future, the home birth movement testified to the naturalness and normalcy of the birthing process-even the sacredness of it. Ina May Gaskin, the author, is a powerful advocate for a woman's right to give birth without excessive and unnecessary medical intervention. Now in its fourth edition, her voice is needed as much now as then. In today's climate of unprecedented numbers of cesarean sections and induced labor, knowledge of this birthing process enables women to make informed choices regarding their maternity care and delivery options. The birthing stories and section on care of the newborn are valuable to anyone about to become a parent.

The Art Of Spiritual Midwifery

Author : Stephen Faller
ISBN : 9780718844417
Genre : Religion
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What comes after reflective listening? What comes after the ministry of presence? Spiritual midwifery is a powerful framework for offering pastoral care in today’s fast-paced environment. Midwifery offers ways of thinking about those who are served, the work itself, and what it means to be a clinical caregiver within the tradition of the care of souls. Spiritual midwifery has philosophical and spiritual roots that stem from the earliest seeds of Western thought, even back to Jesus and Socrates. Readers will find an inductive approach toward a conceptual model that offers insight for richer assessments and outcome-oriented goals of care. Part One sets out the metaphors of the midwife and the dialogue. Part Two unpacks the methodology behind the mechanics. Part Three looks at creative applications of midwifery, and is followed by a Symposium patterned after Plato’s own Symposium. A rigorous theory remains at the centre of the work, but the tone is poetically balanced enough to invite the transformation of the spiritual caregiver. From the philosophy of Heraclitus to the theology of Kierkegaard and the spiritual direction of Guenther, The Art of Spiritual Midwifery brings forth a comprehensive conception of pastoral care and its delivery.

Ina May S Guide To Childbirth

Author : Ina May Gaskin
ISBN : 9781407030401
Genre : Family & Relationships
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Ina May Gaskin, America's leading midwife, shares her exceptional birthing wisdom in this intuitive guide to childbirth. By sharing a wealth of knowledge generated by three decades of experience she explains why the natural birthing process, when left to its own devices, can proceed so beautifully on its own. In this invaluable book Ina May teaches you: - What really happens during labour - How to create a safe, comfortable environment for birth in any setting - Tips for maximising your chances of an unmedicated labour and birth - The risks of anaesthesia and caesareans - what your doctor doesn't necessarily tell you Ina May's Guide to Childbirth is an inspiring read and gives women the opportunity to take back the fear of childbirth by regaining confidence in their bodies. It tells you everything you need to know to have the best birth experience for you - whether in a hospital, birthing centre or the comfort of home.

Ina May S Guide To Breastfeeding

Author : Ina May Gaskin
ISBN : 0553907204
Genre : Health & Fitness
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Everything you need to know to make breastfeeding a joyful, natural, and richly fulfilling experience for both you and your baby Drawing on her decades of experience in caring for pregnant women, mothers, and babies, Ina May Gaskin explores the health and psychological benefits of breastfeeding and gives you invaluable practical advice that will help you nurse your baby in the most fulfilling way possible. Inside you’ll find answers to virtually every question you have on breastfeeding, including topics such as •the benefits of breastfeeding •nursing challenges •pumps and other nursing products •sleeping arrangements •nursing and work •medications •nursing multiples •weaning •sick babies •nipplephobia, and much more Ina May's Guide to Breastfeeding is filled with helpful advice, medical facts, and real-life stories that will help you understand how and why breastfeeding works and how you can use it to more deeply connect with your baby and your own body. Whether you’re planning to nurse for the first time or are looking for the latest, most up-to-date expert advice available, you couldn’t hope to find a better guide than Ina May. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Birth Matters

Author : Ina May Gaskin
ISBN : 9781905177585
Genre : Labor (Obstetrics)
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Ina May 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.

Midwife For Souls

Author : Kathy Kalina
ISBN : 0819848565
Genre : Family & Relationships
File Size : 69. 68 MB
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"This classic work on the spirituality of caring for the dying is now expanded with moving stories and lessons gleaned from the author's experience as a hospice nurse. Caregivers, friends, and family members often feel unsure of what to say or do as they care for the terminally ill. Midwife for Souls provides insight, showing how the support of one's Catholic faith and the power of prayer can guide one in ministering to a dying person. Written in a style that is poetic and beautiful, practical and credible, this book is essential reading for anyone who accompanies others to the edge of life?and helps in their birthing to eternal life"--Page 4 of cover.

Baby Catcher

Author : Peggy Vincent
ISBN : 0743219341
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
File Size : 73. 93 MB
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A former nurse chronicles her journey into midwifery, from her dissatisfaction with formulaic delivery room procedures in the 1960s to her eventual career as a "baby catcher," and chronicles her diverse birth experiences, the women she has encountered along the way, and role of midwifery in the United States. Reprint.

A Book For Midwives

Author : Susan Klein
ISBN : 0942364236
Genre : Health & Fitness
File Size : 69. 65 MB
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Godbearing In Practice

Author : Anna Crews Camphouse
ISBN : OCLC:707554719
Genre : Listening
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This project seeks to help persons to heal the brokenness of self and others by learning how to better listen to God, themselves, and others. There is brokenness within the self, our churches, and our world. The building of healthy relationships with God, self, and others is a key component of helping to heal the brokenness and learning how to live the abundant life. Using Jesus' life and ministry as our model, we can dare to risk openness to others and value others in radically relational ways. The foundation of building these relationships is through learning how to listen.

Birthing From Within

Author : Pam England
ISBN : 0965987302
Genre : Health & Fitness
File Size : 73. 98 MB
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The Birthing From Within approach prepares a mother for birthing from within. She needs insight about what labour and birth will be like from her perspective, and preparation to be in labour and give birth as a mother, not as a trained para-professional.

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