10 Things

10 Things I Learned From Ina May Gaskin, March 8, 2011 at Babble.

1. If you induce a woman before she’s ready it’s like trying to harvest apples in July. “The fruit won’t be as sweet.”

2. She’s obsessed with the awesome video– see after the jump– of the Bali elephant birthing and resuscitating her baby all on her own. “She didn’t take an infant elephant resuscitation class,” Ina May noted.

3. Gestational diabetes and hypertension are scarce when women are exposed to less stress and have access to real (not processed) food. Cut out the white stuff, she said, the sugar and the starch. And if you do eat carbs, don’t go lie down afterwards. Get up and do something. Use that energy.

Read the rest here.

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