April 6, 2011
From Smrt Lernins blog:
This is the birth-related book I’ve been waiting for. The ideas Ina May shares in this book aren’t new, but that’s kind of the point. The “birth options as a feminist issue” idea is one that we in the birth advocacy community have been kicking around for year, but it really takes someone like Ina May Gaskin to bring the idea to the forefront. The writing in more in line w/ her Guide to Childbirth — no “rushes,” nobody feeling groovy. It’s a great introduction to the idea that the US obstetrical system is not a woman-centered system. I thoroughly recommend this book to anyone with the slightest interest in women’s rights, whether or not you plan to ever have (more or any) children.