I love Ina May's books (Spiritual Midwifery, Guide to Childbirth, Guide to Breastfeeding). I discovered her Spiritual Midwifery book at the local library years ago when I was looking for information on nursing/midwifery. I had initally wanted to go into this, until I discovered that it would have been impossible for me to afford it in college. But, after reading that book, I really liked it. I discovered that it is actually healthier to go through a natural pregnancy and childbirth. Later, my friend and I bought all three of her books to add to our natural healing shop for references.
I loved all the birth stories in both of her first two books. A lady on this board told me to read Ina May's Guide to Childbirth after I started to get scared of actually getting pregnancy and having a baby naturally. I re-read this book and it gave me confidence that when I become pregnant, I can have a baby without drugs and without any unnecessary interventions.
The only thing is wish is that her Guide to Breastfeeding had more pictures of proper breastfeeding techniques. Other than that, all of her books are excellent.
I can't wait to get a copy of her current book "Birth Matters". I saw a "Look Inside" part on Amazon.com and read the introduction. It was very interesting that some of the students in one of her classes were squeamish and even turned away when they saw a mom laughing and smiling during delivery. I liked how she explained to her students that most mom's can be just like that woman. Ina May give everyone a burst of confidence in what the female body is designed to do. I'd love to go to The Farm, just to see what its like and to meet her face to face.