I am pretty sure you have to go and live there for awhile before birth so they develope a relationship with you. I agree it would be an amazing place to give birth. DH has mentioned it before.
I am currently reading it for my Doula course. There are definitely lots of points that make you stop and think!
When my baby was still breech, my doula suggested that I could go to The Farm to birth... my DH would never have gone for it...but... man, it was tempting!
Mara & Joel, 2009
It is a good book. I read it during both of my pregnancies. Have you seen the videos of Ina May on youtube? I showed these 3 to my husband because he's not a reader, but he will watch a video. It's 3 consecutive parts of one speech:
part 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JQn_nTia7FY
part 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bKDqnAktGiM
part 3: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dCfSZn28FgM
I got to meet her and hear her speak years ago out in Washington State, what an inspiring lady!
I just got my copy back from my girlfriend who just had her first baby and been borrowing it ~ Love that book. Every afternoon now while my kids nap I take a long soak in the tub that I plan to birth in, read the book and listen to my labor music So encouraging to read all of those birth stories!
I felt the same way after I read it when I was pregnant with my first!
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I know!!!! It is an amazing book and I totally wanted to go to The Farm, too! We were probably about 7-8 hours away at that time. Now it's halfway across the country, and my mw STILL mentioned it! She has been there for a conference. She raved about the food. haha!