Ina May Gaskin

Ina May Gaskin, Certified Professional Midwife, is a founder and director of The Farm Midwifery Center, located near Summertown, Tennesee. Founded in 1971 in connection with The Farm Community (the largest and most successful hippie community in the world), the Center has handled over 2000 births with remarkably good statistics. Ina May has attended more than 1000 births herself. Her texts Spiritual Midwifery and Babies, Breast-Feeding, and Bonding have become classics in the field of pre- and post-natal care. She is the first living inductee to the Counter-Culture Hall of Fame, and the first woman to hold that honor.

Spiritual Midwifery

An examination of widwives as the female Shamans in society. This class takes an international perspective, and compares woman-centered midwifery with the technological style of care that has replaced it in so much of the industrialized world. Emphasis will be on women, and midwives in particular, as the flywheel of the family and society.

















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