Book Review: “Ina May’s Guide to Childbirth” by Ina May Gaskin

One of the most popular books about natural childbirth is Ina May Gaskin’s “Guide to Childbirth”. Ina May Gaskin was one of the midwives that helped women birth their babies on The Farm. The Farm is an intentional community founded in 1971 in Tennessee. People living on The Farm now and then may just be […]

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Book Review: “The Continuum Concept” by Jean Liedloff

Even though this book was originally published in 1975, it’s still valid today. In fact, while many of the continuum concept principles from Jean Liedloff are incorporated today through attachment parenting, the world at large is not paying heed to her advice. The Importance of the In-Arms Phase Babies need to be held all the […]

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What’s New in the 2nd Edition?

The Unassisted Baby

The 2nd edition of The Unassisted Baby is finally available. The book is still trying to achieve the same goals as its predecessor: teaching mothers-to-be about having an unassisted pregnancy and childbirth. The new edition has additional sections on the following topics: How to perform a newborn exam How to get a birth certificate The […]

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Natural Mothering Begins with Birth

As a natural mother, you already make informed decisions about raising your children. Between cloth diapering, organic foods, breastfeeding, and gentle parenting, you have probably realized there is a lot more to being the mother you want to be than you could have ever dreamed about before having kids. There’s no question that you will […]

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Unassisted Childbirth and Unschooling

Does giving birth unassisted lead to unschooling? Unassisted childbirth seems to be a growing trend. Nevertheless, the number of women who give birth unassisted is miniscule. Out-of-hospitals births make up about 1.36% of all births in the U.S. (according to the CDC for 2012).  Some of them occur in freestanding birth centers, and some at home. While […]

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Can Labor and Childbirth Be Addictive?

Labor and childbirth are viewed as painful in modern society. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Sometimes giving birth can actually leave you wanting more. This was certainly true for me after my first natural birth (baby number 2), but even more so after giving birth unassisted two times after that. How is it possible […]

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