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Birth Story

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4.6 out of 5 stars 43 customer reviews

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The feature-length documentary BIRTH STORY: Ina May Gaskin and The Farm Midwives tells the story of counterculture heroine Ina May Gaskin and her spirited friends, who began delivering each other's babies in 1970, on a caravan of hippie school buses, headed to a patch of rural Tennessee land. With Ina May as their leader, the women taught themselves midwifery from the ground up, and, with their families, founded an entirely communal, agricultural society called The Farm. They grew their own food, built their own houses, published their own books, and, as word of their social experiment spread, created a model of care for women and babies that changed a generation's approach to childbirth. Forty years ago Ina May led the charge away from isolated hospital birthing rooms, where husbands were not allowed and mandatory forceps deliveries were the norm. Today, as nearly one third of all US babies are born via C-section, she fights to preserve her community's hard-won knowledge. With incredible access to the midwives' archival video collection, the film not only captures the unique sisterhood at The Farm Clinic-from its heyday into the present-but shows childbirth the way most people have never seen it-unadorned, unabashed, and awe-inspiring. Includes special features: Bonus scenes, Radio Q&As with the filmmakers and more.


Product details

  • Actors: Ina May Gaskin
  • Directors: Sara Lamm and Mary Wigmore
  • Format: NTSC
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated:
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  • Studio: On and Beyond
  • DVD Release Date: April 30, 2013
  • Run Time: 95 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars 43 customer reviews
  • ASIN: B00D60DHO2
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #122,083 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
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