Sunday, March 6, 5PM
WORD presents Ina May Gaskin
Warsaw, at the Polish National Home261 Driggs Ave, Greenpoint/Williamsburg Brooklyn
L train to Bedford Ave; G to Nassau Ave
And here is some info from the publisher about Ina's new book: "Birth Matters: A Midwife's Manifesta (Seven Stories Press; April 2011) explains why birth is an issue that concerns us ALL. With one in three babies born via cesarean, the US ranks behind thirty other nations in neonatal mortality rates, and forty other nations in maternal mortality rates. Amnesty International recently released a damning report titled “Deadly Delivery: The Maternal Health Care Crisis in the USA,” which outlined various failures in the way the US health care system treats pregnancy and birth. Confidence in women’s bodies and women’s choices has been lost. Birth Matters is a spirited manifesta showing us how to trust women, value birth, nurture families, and reconcile modern life with a process as old as our species."