Midwives in this country may be rare, but they hold the key to improving maternal health, says Ina May Gaskin. In honor of International Day of the Midwife, the “godmother of modern midwifery” shares her vision for how to treat pregnant women.
Ina May Gaskin, called the “midwife of modern midwifery” by Salon, has practiced for nearly forty years at the internationally lauded Farm Midwifery Center. She is the only midwife for whom an obstetric maneuver has been named (Gaskin maneuver). She is the author, most recently, of the new book Birth Matters: A Midwife’s Manifesta.