Ina May Gaskin is a powerful advocate for a woman’s right to
give birth without excessive and unnecessary medical intervention.
Her clinical midwifery skills have been
developed entirely through independent
study and apprenticeship with other
midwives around the world.
Ina May developed the Gaskin Maneuver. The first obstetrical
maneuver to be named after a midwife, it embodies the essence
of midwifery by using simple body movements to facilitate a difficult birth.
Ina May was selected as a Visiting Fellow at Morse College of Yale University.
Ina May transformed her observation
of increasing maternal mortality in the U.S. into The Safe Motherhood
Quilt Project, a national effort to
honor those women who have died
of pregnancy-related causes during
the past twenty years and to draw
public attention to the unchanging
maternal death rate in this country.
|"It's not just the |
making of babies,
but the making of
midwives see as the
miracle of birth. "
In addition to conducting regular midwifery workshops, she travels worldwide
speaking on birth related issues.
Ina May continues to delight listeners by infusing her sharp command of birth research and statistics with a touch of humor.
The Farm Midwifery Center
The Farm Midwifery Center: Outcomes of 2,028 pregnancies: 1970-2000
Article: Maternal Death in the United States:
A Problem Solved or a Problem Ignored?
By Ina May Gaskin, CPM, MA
Her classic book on home birth is our favorite gift for new mothers.