Ina May Gaskin is founder and director of the Farm Midwifery Center in Tennessee. The Farm is noted for its low rates of intervention, morbidity and mortality. Ina May has recently been selected as a Visiting Fellow at Morse College of Yale University. She also teaches midwifery and writes extensively.
If you are interested in a more natural childbirth experience, this Ina May classic could be the book for you. Not only will you be able to learn from the personal experiences of some who have given birth at the Farm, but her authoritative writing provides much to relate to, whether or not you ultimately choose to have a medicine-free labor.