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Escrevo esta mensagem baseando-me numa crítica feita ao livro, a única negativa, posto que, assim se pode esclarecer muito sobre o livro ”Spiritual Midwifery”
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Puh-lease . . . felt like was I reading an erotic novel, July 5, 2006
First, I am a very open-minded person, raised by a hippy/Biker family. I really expected to identify with this book. While I appreciate the what Ina May’s movement accomplished during its time, I felt like the book was almost a joke–verging more on detailing accounts of an occult community–A community of people living on old school buses in the woods, delivering each other’s babies.
The language is terrible—everything is described as “psychedelic,” etc–one woman even referred to her female parts using the big “p” word. While they try to add a personal touch by including individual narrations, it sounds more like a compilation of uneducated people describing their birth stories the way they were pressured to believe—NOBODY mentions feeling pain during labor. Honestly, I feel that the pressure of the community was so intense they wouldn’t have admitted to pain if they could.
Also, many of the accounts were extremely erotic—couple are encouraged to fondle one another during labor to keep connected and relaxed. In some accounts, a couple would be making out, while a midwife would massage the birthing mother in her “laboring parts”–turning the woman on and keeping her relaxed. Not my cup of tea.
I had so little respect for the lifestyle and the language of the people that I didn’t get much out of the book.
Hahahahha! Isto, é a perversão: a mentalidade desta senhora. Era o que A.S. Neill lhe teria dito, há uns anos atrás; E eu, agora.
Infelizmente, acabei de experimentar aqui um botão qualquer errado que me levou todo um texto que acabei de escrever! Detesto ter que repetir coisas, mas enfim, quando me voltar a paciência, cá voltarei. Ainda por cima estava justamente a começar a gozar um bocadinho, e o texto não ‘tava malzito de todo…
Tenho tantos posts para fazer sobre este tema que se continuasse como queria, para acabar por agora, não faria mais nada…. toda a Páscoa.