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Winter 2019

Issue 64

Birthing with the Wisdom of the Ages

Table of Contents References

Birth Is Sacred

John Ohm

Birthing with the Wisdom of the Ages

Jeanne Ohm D.C.

References for quotes:

  1. Dellorto, Danielle.  “US Ranks Low for Newborn Survival”  (August 2011)

  2. Birth Works International:

  3. Macari , Marci.  She Births: A Modern Woman’s Guidebook for an Ancient Rite of Passage (2006)

  4. Towbin A.  “Latent Spinal Cord and Brain Stem Injury in Newborn Infants,”  Dev Med Child Neurol. (1969)

  5. Gutmann G. “Blocked Atlantal Nerve Syndrome in Babies and Infants,”  Manuelle Medizin. (1987)

  6. Janov, Arthur. Imprints: the lifelong effects of the birth experience (1983)

  7. Fromberg Eden, OB/GYN in The Business of Being Born

  8. Doris Haire (former President of American Foundation of Maternal and Child Health), The Pregnant Patient’s Bill of Rights (2000)

  9. Midwifery Today:

  10. Sister Morning Star:

Some of these quotes were originally posted on :

Birthing In Peace

Ina May Gaskin, M.A., C.P.M.

Birth, Baby, and Breastfeeding

Ian Shtulman, D.C.

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Chiropractic in Childbirth Education

Sarah Clark

How to Describe Birth to a First-Time Pregnant Woman

Alison Howley

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Taking Charge of Giving Birth

Cynthia Overgard

Pain in Labor: Your hormones are Your Helpers

Sarah J. Buckley, M.D.

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What Do We Know? Anthropology and Birth Activism

Robbie Davis-Floyd, Ph.D.

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Why Home Birth Is Necessary

Ina May Gaskin, C.P.M.

  • Ackerman J. The Downside of Upright. National Geographic. July. (2006): 126-145.

  • Bruner, J., Gaskin I.M., et al., “All-fours Maneuver for Reducing Shoulder Dystocia,” The Journal of Reproductive Medicine. (1998): 43:439-43.

  • Curtis P., “Breast Stimulation to Augment Labor: History, Mystery, and Culture,” Birth. (1999): 26: 123-6.

  • Curtis P., “A Comparison of Breast Stimulation and Intravenous Oxytocin for the Augmentation of Labor”, Birth. (1999): 26:115-122.

  • Gabbe, S.G., Niebyl J.R., and Simpson J.L. Obstetrics: Normal & Problem Pregnancies, 4th ed. New York: Churchill Livingstone, 2002.

  • Gaskin Ina May. Spiritual Midwifery. Summertown, TN: The Book Publishing Company, 1975.

  • Gaskin, Ina May, “Understanding Birth and Sphincter Law,” British Journal of Midwifery, Volume 12, Number 9, (2004).

  • Meenan, A., Gaskin I.M., et al., “A New (Old) Maneuver for the Management of Shoulder Dystocia,” The Journal of Family Practice. (1991): 32:625-29.

  • Wagner, M. Born in the USA: How a Broken Maternity System Must Be Fixed to Put Women and Children First. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 2005.

You’re Not Allowed to Not Allow Me

Cristen Pascucci

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Henci Goer

Human Studies Condemn Ultrasound

Kelly Brogan, M.D.

The Vital First Adjustment

Madison Snevily, D.C.

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Jeanne Ohm, D.C.

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A Way of Blessing

Georgina Kelly

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Vision of a Freebirth Community

Jeannine Parvati Baker


One Conscious Path in Parenting

Jeanne Ohm, D.C.