Ina Mae Gaskin
American midwife in Tennessee.
Biography of Ina Mae Gaskin
Ina Mae Gaskin is one of the founders of the Natural Childbirth Movement.“Women are far more afraid of childbirth than they were 25 years ago. We are just one more generation away from the days when a girl grew up on a farm watching the sheep and pigs give birth. Anyone who saw that year after year knew that giving birth was a natural process, a process that could be trusted.”
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