Ina May Gaskin’s Video Speech at the Right Livelihood Awards in Sweden 2011
From the Right Livelihood Award Foundation
“… for her whole-life’s work teaching and advocating safe, woman-centred childbirth methods that best promote the physical and mental health of mother and child.“
Ina May Gaskin has been called “the most famous midwife in the world”. A pioneer in a millennium-old profession on the brink of extinction in her country, she combines scientific evidence and analysis with her own broad experience in exercising natural medicine. Ina May Gaskin is a role model for midwives who still dare to think in different paths, trying to implement more humane obstetrics in their countries, and providing women with the chance to choose the way of giving birth that seems right for them.
Ina May Gaskin was born on 8 March, 1940. She is the wife of the first Right Livelihood Award Laureate Stephen Gaskin, who received the Prize with his organisation PLENTY International in 1980. Read more here…