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Fall 2011

Issue 31

Ina May Gaskin: There From the Start

Table of Contents References

Letter from the Editor

Jeanne Ohm, DC

Seeking Wellness and Wisdom with Worldview Literacy, Part 2 of 2

Lisa Reagan

INA MAY GASKIN: There From the Start

Lisa Reagan

Pathways and Ina May

Ina May was the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award at the opening of the new Museum of Motherhood in New York City in September 2011. Pathways was a Gold Sponsor of the event, which included a live webcast performance of the play Birth, and featured the cover of the Pathways September issue among its birth exhibits. View photos of Ina May at Pathways at the event here:

Pathways Connect Videos:

Epidurals: Facts, Implications and Alternatives

Kate Engelhardt, D.C., DACCP

  • Balaskas, Janet. Active Birth. Boston: Harvard Common Press, 1992
  • DONA International:
  • England, Pam, CNM. Birthing From Within. Albuquerque: Partera Press, 1998.
  • Gaskin, Ina May. Ina May’s Guide to Childbirth. New York: Bantam Books, 2008.
  • Goer, Henci. Obstetric Myths vs. Research Realities. New York: Berkley Publishing Group, 1999.
  • Goer, Henci. The Thinking Woman’s Guide to a Better Birth. New York: Berkley Publishing Group, 1999.
  • Poggi, S. et al, “Effect of Epidural Anesthesia on Clinician-Applied Force During Vaginal Delivery,” American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology Vol 191 (2004): 903-906
  • Simkin, P. and A. Bolding, “Update on Nonpharmacologic Approaches to Relieve Labor Pain and Prevent Suffering,” Journal of Midwifery & Women’s Health Vol 49(6) (2004): 489-504.

Morning Wellness

Patrick M. Houser

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The Missing Piece: Consciousness and the MotherBaby Bond

Tracy Wilson Peters, CCCE, C.L.D. and Laurel Wilson, IBCLC, CCCE

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“If I Were at Home, I Would Have Died.”

Erin Ellis, C.P.M., L.M.

  • Chad, A., et al., “Oxytocin Exposure during Labor among Women with Postpartum Hemorrhage Secondary to Uterine Atony,” American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology 204(1) (2011): 56.e1-56.e6.
  • Chang, J., et al., “Pregnancy-related mortality in the United States,” Journal Obstetric Gynecology. 101(2) (2003): 289-96.
  • Gaskin, Ina May, “Maternal Death in the United States: A Problem Solved or a Problem Ignored?”  Journal of Perinatal Education 17(2) (2008): 9–13.
  • “Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report,” Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 47(34) (1998):705-707.
  • WHO, UNICEF, UNFPA, The World Bank. 2010. Trends in maternal mortality 1990-2008: Estimates developed by WHO, UNICEF, UNFPA and The World Bank. Geneva: World Health Organization.

In Honor of Midwifery

Frankie Condon, Ph.D.

Circumcision: Medically Unnecessary

Georganne Chapin

Co-sleeping as Nighttime Bonding

Pinky McKay, IBCLC

Wholeness, Not Perfectionism

Chris White, M.D.

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Romancing the Mom

Christine Dubois

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Eye on the Ball: Why We Need to Fix Youth Sports

Bob Bigelow

Too Many Things

Madisyn Taylor

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Creating Learning Communities

Anna Jahns

  • Ellis, William. Community Life-Long Learning Centres.
  • Miller, Ron. Creating Learning Communities. Resource Center for Redesigning, 2000.
  • Mintz, Jerry. Homeschool Support Groups and Resource Centres.
  • Priesnitz, Wendy. Challenging Assumptions in Education. Alternate Pr, 2000.
  • “When the School Doors Close: A Midsummer Night’s Dream,”

Uprisings for the Earth: Reconnecting Culture with Nature

Osprey Orielle Lake, M.A.

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Resolving Food Sensitivities with Good Taste

Debbie Johnson

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Fence Rows and Gut Health

Edwin Shank

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Finding Stillness to Cure the Illness

Leo Babauta

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Understanding Why We Change

Cassandra Vieten, Ph.D.Marilyn Schlitz, Ph.D., and Tina Amorok, Psy.D.

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