By Owen Gleiberman
Updated January 20, 2013 at 05:00 AM EST
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Birth Story: Ina May Gaskin and the Farm Midwives

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Courtly and bespectacled, with scraggly long gray hair, Ina May Gaskin doesn’t look like a rebel; she looks like an aging-hippie Betsy Ross. But 40 years ago, on a commune in Tennessee, she spearheaded the counterculture of modern midwives, who’ve become an increasing presence as U.S. cesarean rates have skyrocketed. This inspiring doc, Birth Story: Ina May Gaskin and the Farm Midwives, highlights Gaskin’s down-home gumption as an advocate for the glory of natural childbirth. B+

Birth Story: Ina May Gaskin and the Farm Midwives

type
  • Movie
genre
mpaa
  • UNRATED
runtime
  • 93 minutes
director
  • Sara Lamm
  • Mary Wigmore

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