"It's not just the
making of babies,
but the making of
mothers that
midwives see as the
miracle of birth. "
In addition to
conducting regular
midwifery workshops,
she travels worldwide
speaking on birth
related issues.
RESOURCES:

The Farm Midwifery Center

Statistics
The Farm Midwifery Center: Outcomes of 2,028 pregnancies: 1970-2000

Article: Maternal Death in the United States:
A Problem Solved or a Problem Ignored?  
By Ina May Gaskin, CPM, MA
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