Birth Story: Ina May Gaskin & The Farm Midwives

A Film Screening

Date(s) & Times

April 14, 2013

4:00 PM

Sunday

Admission

Suggested Donation $10-$15

Sponsors

Ramblin Rose
Thank You Mama
Holistic Maternity
Susan Beaven

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 You're invited to a special screening of the new documentary film about Certified Professional Midwife (CPM) Ina May Gaskin and the farm midwives.

This is an all ages event. There will be abundant seating with blanket floor space.  Organic (non GMO) popcorn and other natural refreshments will be for sale from Happy Family organics and there will be chair massages available as well.  Doors open at 4:00 PM and film will begin shortly there after.  Donations will be accepted at the door but no one will be turned away for inability to pay.  This is a family friendly event.

About the film:

The feature-length documentary BIRTH STORY: INA MAY GASKIN & THE FARM
MIDWIVES tells the story of counterculture heroine Ina May Gaskin and her
spirited friends, who began delivering each others 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.