Birth Story: Ina May Gaskin and the Farm Midwives 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… Birth Story: Ina May Gaskin and the Farm Midwives 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… 2013-01-18 Unrated PT93M Documentary Ina May Gaskin Ghost Robot
Movie Review

Birth Story: Ina May Gaskin And The Farm Midwives (2013)

MPAA Rating: Unrated
BIRTH STORY: INA MAY GASKING AND THE FARM MIDWIVES Ina May Gaskin, midwife assistant students
BIRTH STORY: INA MAY GASKING AND THE FARM MIDWIVES Ina May Gaskin, midwife assistant students
EW's GRADE
B+

Details Limited Release: Jan 18, 2013; Rated: Unrated; Length: 93 Minutes; Genre: Documentary; With: Ina May Gaskin; Distributor: Ghost Robot

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+

Originally posted Jan 16, 2013 Published in issue #1243-1244 Jan 25, 2013 Order article reprints
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