Sunday, August 21, 2011
This is Ina May Gaskin. She has been called the “mother of authentic midwifery.” In 1971 she and her husband moved from San Francisco and founded a commune in Tennessee called The Farm. The community was based on values such as non-violence and respect for the earth. There, she started a midwifery center which has gained international attention. She is the only female and only non-physician to have a birthing technique named after her. The Gaskin Maneuver describes a position where the mother supports herself on all fours in order to resolve shoulder dystocia. Although she is a certified midwife and not a nurse, I think she’s a pretty cool lady and one of my personal role models. 

This is Ina May Gaskin. She has been called the “mother of authentic midwifery.” In 1971 she and her husband moved from San Francisco and founded a commune in Tennessee called The Farm. The community was based on values such as non-violence and respect for the earth. There, she started a midwifery center which has gained international attention. She is the only female and only non-physician to have a birthing technique named after her. The Gaskin Maneuver describes a position where the mother supports herself on all fours in order to resolve shoulder dystocia. Although she is a certified midwife and not a nurse, I think she’s a pretty cool lady and one of my personal role models. 

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    Love this lady!
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    She is amazing, and one of the main reasons I chose home birth. Such an awesome person.
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    This woman is amazing. My hero.
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