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Midwives: A Global Perspective — An Evening with Ina May Gaskin, Sandra Lopez, and Barbara Katz Rothman at Macaulay Honors College (CUNY)
March 13, 2014
At: Macaulay Honors College
35 West 67th Street (btw Columbus and Central Park West)
As midwives gain increased visibility and acceptance, and with the popularity of films like The Business of Being Born, more and more expectant parents are turning to the midwifery model, which values the experience of women and humanizes the birth process.
“Midwives teach women how to listen to themselves,” says event organizer Gargi Padki ’15, Macaulay Honors College at City College and Kenan Scholar. “Being a midwife is a way to help women take back control of their bodies and give them courage to be mothers. This conversation is designed to share liberating ideas and skills that are often neglected in cultures of instant gratification.”
The panel will bring together scholars and practitioners from a variety of backgrounds to examine the current state of the midwife movement and to look forward.
The panel includes:
Ina May Gaskin is the founder and director of the Farm Midwifery Center in Tennessee.