get to meet this amazing woman....but I did....and I got my picture taken with her! For
anyone who does not know who she is, she is America's leading midwife and has been
working to bring birth back to women for most of her life. She is inspiring to me,
and much of the reason why I became a Doula (and why many others do as well).
She was here for a weekend conference and I can NOT tell you how blessed I felt to
have been in attendance as an expecting woman. I have read all her books and have
followed her career for years, but this was the first time I could listen to her speak
and feel like I may actually be able to experience birth the way she talks about it.
My hubby actually came to the event with me to learn how he could best assist me
though childbirth and to my surprise he actually enjoyed himself. He even took
some notes (mental notes) about the way a baby should be treated right after the
birth so he could be sure to talk to our midwife about it at our next appointment.
I guess that is really all I have to say about the event. I adore Mrs. Ina May and if
your trying to get pregnant, or (fingers crossed) are pregnant I would highly
recommend any of her books. The book she is most known for is 'Spiritual Midwifery'
but her newest (and the one I just got signed....eeeek!) is 'Birth Matters'. I will
probably finish it by morning.