Gaskin, Ina May

Spiritual Midwifery


DKK 115,00

In the Zen tradition , al line of succession of Zen Masters is supposed to be linked together by transmisson of mind – pure thought transferred from mind to mind with no words. With midwives there is a similar kind of transmission that can take place and link them together and that is a transmisson of touch. Touch is the most basic, the most non-conceptual form of communication that we have. In touch there are no language barriers. Anything that can walk, fly, creep , crawl, or swim already speaks it. A baby born blind does not lose his original touch because he cannot afford to pull his attention out of his skin and out of his hands when he gets so much of his information about the Universe this way. Many of us lose our “original touch” as we interact with our fellow beings. This book is spiritual because it is concerned with the sacrament of birth. That is the passage of a new soul into this plane of existence. The knowledge that each and every childbirth is a spiritual experience has been forgotten by too many people today. But the wisdom and compassion a woman can intuitively experience in childbirth can make her a source of healing and understanding for other women.

The Book Publishing Company 1980

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INDHOLD: Amazing birthing tales. – To the parents: Take care of yourself while you are pregnant. – Preparing yourself for birth. – You and baby. – The spiritual midwife. – Essential anatomy of the mother. – The baby and its life support system. – Prenatal care. – Tending to the baby. – Injuries and repairs of the pelvic floor. – Asphyxia in the newborn. – Breech presentation and birth. – Unusual presentations and positions. – Complications and pregnancy. – Deseases that may complicate pregnancy. – Birth injuries. – Congenital abnormalities. – Tidbits on energy and attitude. – Book list. – Especially for doctors. – Necessary nursing skills. -Breast self-examination and pap smear. – keeping records. – Tables and charts. – Statistics of 1000 deliveries managed by Farm Midwives. – Index.- Uindbundet og med plastomslag. – 472 sider. – Pænt eksemplar med navn på titelblad.