Ina May Gaskin Awarded Honorary Doctorate

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Ina May Gaskin of Summertown, Tennessee, was awarded the title “Honorary Doctor” by the Thames Valley University, London, England, on November 24, 2009. The award was presented ... in recognition of her work in demonstrating through midwifery and natural childbirth that women’s bodies still work as they were designed. Gaskin accepted the award in the Grand Auditorium of Wembley Stadium before an audience of 600. Gaskin, who will turn 70 in March, thanked her mother for not scaring her about childbirth; Dr. Grantly Dick-Read ...; her high school biology teacher for teaching her to keep an open mind; her husband, ...

Gaskin is now a PhD(Hon.), as well as a CPM ... She is Executive Director of the Farm Midwifery Center ... the center has handled more than 2600 births, with statistics showing much better than average outcomes ... She is author of Spiritual Midwifery ... Ina May’s Guide to Childbirth, and a new book, Ina May’s Guide to Breastfeeding. Gaskin lectures internationally ... She was President of Midwives’ Alliance of North America from 1996 to 2002. In 1997, she received the ASPO/Lamaze Irwin Chabon Award and the Tennessee Perinatal Association Recognition Award ... Gaskin transformed her observation of increasing maternal mortality in the United States into The Safe Motherhood Quilt Project, a national effort to honor women who have died of pregnancy-related causes and to draw public attention to the high maternal death rate in the U.S. Her promotion of a ... method for dealing with ... shoulder dystocia, has resulted in that method being adopted by a growing number of practitioners ...

Melissa Maimann, Essential Birth Consulting 0400 418 448