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May 21, 2011May 21, 2011, 10:00AM-5:30PM, Ina May Gaskin will be at the New York Open Center sharing stories of her birthing experiences, drawn from her past three and a half decades at the Farm Midwifery Center, and talk about techniques she and her colleagues learned from traditional, indigenous midwives from all over the world. The workshop is recommended for women, couples and all people interested in natural childbirth. Following the workshop, Gaskin will be signing copies of her book Birth Matters: How What We Don’t Know About Nature, Bodies, and Surgery Can Hurt Us. Ina May Gaskin has gained international notoriety for promoting natural birth. She is a much-beloved leader of a movement that seeks to stop the hyper-medicalization of birth—which has lead to nearly a third of hospital births in America to be cesarean sections—and renew confidence in a woman’s natural ability to birth. Registration for members is $130, nonmembers $140 Location: New York Open Center, 22 E. 30th St., NY, NY 10016.