I am please to tell you educators across the country are taking me up on my offer!
To celebrate the beginning of the 2015-2016 school year I will send any midwifery program one free case of the text Into These Hands, Wisdom From Midwives. That’s 18 books, retail value of $450, for the price of shipping/handling ($24.00.)
Many program directors and instructors are using Into These Hands as required reading for midwifery courses and as gifts for new incoming students.
One instructor for the CNM program at the University of Cincinnati said:
“The students love this text and often read far more than they are assigned. It really gets at the heart of midwifery.”
Into These Hands, Wisdom From Midwives is a unique text.
- The Introduction… describes the context of maternity care in the US over the past century, particularly the last four decades in which women and midwives together have advocated for the midwifery model of care and normal physiologic birth.
- The 25 Memoirs… deliver a compelling historical perspective on the culture of childbirth America, insight into what really matters to women, wisdom about how to properly welcome newborns into their families, inspiration about how to courageously takes charge of one’s life, and clear guidance on how to reform our profoundly broken maternity care system.
- The Afterword… analyzes the themes of the 25 midwife memoirs, providing an excellent opportunity for exploration and discussion among students regarding the practice, ethics and unique benefits of midwifery care.