Giveaway: Autographed Birth Matters by Ina May Gaskin $17 {6.6; Worldwide} CLOSED

This giveaway is now closed.  Please stay tuned for the announcement of our winner.  Thank you all for entering!

This is a joint giveaway cross-posted on Hobo Mama Reviews and Natural Parents Network. You may enter at one site only. Please find the section marked “Win it!” for the mandatory main entry and optional bonus entries.

From our reviewer, Lauren of Hobo Mama:

Birth Matters by Ina May GaskinI had the joy of hearing midwife Ina May Gaskin speak in Seattle and would like to offer my Ina May-signed copy of Birth Matters: A Midwife’s Manifesta to one reader who wasn’t lucky enough to have seen her in person!

(You can read my full account of Ina May Gaskin’s presentation at Hobo Mama, and find Amy of Anktangle’s take on her blog.)

Birth Matters is Ina May Gaskin’s latest book, published just this year.

The book is described here as “a spirited manifesta showing us how to trust women, value birth, nurture families, and reconcile modern life with a process as old as our species.”

I’ve resisted reading this copy so I don’t ruin it for the winner, and I’m still in line for it at the library. But in a brief flip-through, I’m already entranced.

Don’t you adore the cover? That’s Ina May herself with her newborn son Samuel.

The book is worth $17 (plus the priceless autograph!), and I will gladly mail it anywhere in the world.

The contest ends June 6, because it’s my anniversary and sounds pretty. I’ll most likely even have gone through my next birth by then!

Lauren of Hobo Mama with Ina May Gaskin in Town Hall Seattle
Here’s my stalker-ish proof that I stood in line for the autograph!

BUY IT!

Ina May Gaskin publicity shot from Town Hall visit in SeattleYou can purchase Birth Matters directly at Amazon or from your local bookseller. The list price is $16.95, though it’s currently on sale at Amazon for $10.74 and eligible for free Super Saver Shipping.

WIN IT!

For your own chance to win a signed copy of Birth Matters, enter in the comments below! Contest is open WORLDWIDE.

MAIN ENTRY: Tell me something you like about midwives. (It will be a little midwife love-fest!)

Leave a valid email address in your comments (the line where it says “email address”) so we can contact you if you win. Email addresses are not made publicly visible.

This is a joint giveaway with Hobo Mama Reviews, the review and giveaway arm of Hobo Mama, and Natural Parents Network. You may enter at one site only, and we’ll be recording IP addresses to ensure that there are no duplicate entries. That said, please do visit and enjoy both sites!

BONUS ENTRIES, to increase your chance of winning (leave a separate comment for each so we can count them all):

  • Leave a relevant comment on Lauren’s post on Hobo Mama about the Ina May presentation “Birth Works” and comment back here that you’ve done so.
  • Leave a relevant comment on Amy’s post on Anktangle about “Birth Works” and comment back here that you’ve done so.
  • Follow www.HoboMama.com through Google Friend Connect, or subscribe to the Hobo Mama RSS feed in a reader or by email (1 entry for each).
  • Follow www.HoboMamaReviews.com publicly through Google Friend Connect, or subscribe to the Hobo Mama Reviews RSS feed in a reader or by email (1 entry for each).
  • Subscribe to Natural Parents Network in a reader or by email.
  • Leave a relevant comment on a non-giveaway article at Hobo Mama and tell us which post (comment on separate posts for up to 3 entries total).
  • Leave a relevant comment on a non-giveaway article at Natural Parents Network and tell us which post (comment on separate posts for up to 3 entries total).
  • Follow @Hobo_Mama on Twitter and leave your Twitter name in the comment.
  • Follow @NatParNet on Twitter and leave your Twitter name in the comment.
  • Tweet about this giveaway (up to 5 times total, at least 24 hours apart). You can tweet this text: #Win a signed copy of #Birth Matters, by #midwife Ina May Gaskin, in a @NatParNet #giveaway! http://bit.ly/m5TJYK {6.6, Worldwide}
  • Like Hobo Mama on Facebook.
  • Like Natural Parents Network on Facebook.
  • Follow Hobo Mama on Networked Blogs.
  • Post this giveaway on your Facebook page or wall and leave the link (1 entry). You can use this status update: Win an autographed copy of the inspiring book Birth Matters, by midwife Ina May Gaskin, from @Hobo Mama. Contest ends June 6 and is open WORLDWIDE.
    Be sure to attach the contest URL to your update! (This is not part of the status text!)
    http://naturalparentsnetwork.com/giveaway-birth-matters-ina-may-gaskin/
  • Enter another of my current giveaways or the giveaways on Natural Parents Network (1 extra entry per giveaway — check back for more!).
  • Put the Hobo Mama button on your website or add http://www.HoboMama.com to your text blogroll for 2 extra entries each. The HTML code for the button is in the sidebar at Hobo Mama. Leave your site URL in the comment.
  • Put the Natural Parents Network badge on your website or add http://NaturalParentsNetwork.com to your text blogroll for 2 extra entries each. The HTML code for the badge is in the sidebar. Leave your site URL in the comment.

RULES:

  • Contest open WORLDWIDE.
  • Contestants may enter at either Hobo Mama Reviews or Natural Parents Network but not both. Entries will be combined for the drawing of a single winner.
  • Leave each entry as a separate comment so we can count them all.
  • For actions like following and subscribing, if you already follow or subscribe, just let us know in your comment.
  • For tasks that garner you multiple entries, you can copy and paste the comment with a #1, #2, etc.
  • You don’t have to do any of the bonus entries, but you do have to complete the first mandatory one.
  • We will pick the winner through Random.org after the contest closes and send an email notification. Leave a valid email address as you comment so we can contact you if you win. If we can’t reach a winner or don’t hear back within a couple days, we’ll draw a new name.
  • Any questions, let Lauren know: Lauren {at} NaturalParentsNetwork.com
Contest closes June 6 at 11:59 p.m. PST.
Disclosure: Our reviewer purchased the book personally.
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Lauren of Hobo Mama & FamilyLauren works and writes at home with her husband and their preschool son, Mikko, and another little one on the way. At Hobo Mama, Lauren blogs about natural and attachment parenting, breastfeeding, babywearing, cloth diapering, green living, and more. Lauren offers reviews and giveaways of natural parenting products at Hobo Mama Reviews and gives a behind-the scenes look at blogging and writing at LaurenWayne.com. Lauren co-hosts the monthly Carnival of Natural Parenting and is the cofounder of Natural Parents Network.

99 Responses to Giveaway: Autographed Birth Matters by Ina May Gaskin $17 {6.6; Worldwide} CLOSED

  1. Milagros  

    I love midwives because my midwife supported me (unlike any of the previous 2 OBs I used) for my homebirth and had amazing and peaceful birth.

  2. Milagros  

    I like Hobo Mama on Facebook

  3. Milagros  

    I like Natural Parents Network on Facebook.

  4. Sunni P

    I love that midwives take their time with you.

  5. Sunni P

    liked NPN on FB

  6. Lisa Roberge

    I think what I love most about midwives are their stories. :)

  7. Kristen

    I love that midwives have a personal touch with their patients unlike most doctors.

  8. Megan

    What I LOVED about my midwife is that she had complete faith in my ability to give birth naturally. She just sat back and let me do what felt right. Her faith in me boosted my confidence in myself and helped me have such an amazing birth! I love my midwife!

  9. Megan

    I “liked” Hobo Mama on Facebook :)

  10. Megan

    I already “like” Natural Parents Network on Facebook

  11. Christine  

    What I love about midwives is that they are there for the babies and mothers… no other reason.

  12. Claudia

    I’m like a birth junkie and I like to watch the miracle of giving birth. It makes me cry every time ;-)
    I follow Hobo Mama and Natural Parents on Facebook!

  13. Kate D

    What do I love about midwives? In my experience, their loving and supportive, ‘hands off’ approach. I feel blessed that here in the UK I was assigned a midwife under the national healthcare service (NHS) and I could not have asked for a more supportive and dedicated midwife attending my daughter’s homebirth. Hip Hip Hooray for Midwives x

  14. Julie Bartlett

    I love midwives because they are passionate about birth, it’s not just a job.

  15. Julie Bartlett

    I’m a fan on Facebook of NPN.

  16. Amber

    I love midwives because they are so intuitive and have the ability to be just what a woman needs when she needs it.

  17. Amber

    I am a “liker” of Natural Parents and Hobo Mama on facebook.

  18. Jennifer

    Midwives tend to be directed by the mothers they care for instead of calling all the shots like most OBs. They listen. They understand that every mother is unique as well as their baby and pregnancy. Midwives(at least mine) let me labor without constant intervening and truly allowed the birth be a family moment. I will never go back to an OB.