Birth Story - Ina May Gaskin and the Farm Midwives

A couple Fridays back, I went to an early screening of Birth Story, with my super-cool-hippy friend who I aspire to be like (Yes Kirston, that's your official title over here). Birth Story is a documentary, which chronicles the life's work of Ina May Gaskin, arguably the world's most famous midwife and a personal hero of mine.

It was beautiful! Both from a cinematographic standpoint and in its empowerment of women, birthing and otherwise, the world over. This movie made me want to give birth again...and that's saying something!

If you get an opportunity to see this film, do! Better yet, make an opportunity to see it!

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  1. Hahahaha! Okay, I just spit my tea up... thanks :)
    I'm glad it urged you to want to give birth again (which you totally should- nudge, nudge Luke). I'm still a tad frightened from the delivery of the massive baby! But hey, if she can do it I'm sure I can manage.
    Have you seen Guerilla Midwife?? I watched a trailer earlier and now really want to watch it! :D

    1. I have not seen it, but I feel a sushi-movie watching girls night in the making!

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    1. Amy, I'm not sure where you are, but there's a full list of the screening locations here: http://birthstorymovie.com/screenings/

      Or, you can host your own from the look of things :)

      It's sooo worth seeing!