birth story: ina may gaskin and the farm midwives

Last night I finished watching Birth Story, the documentary about midwife Ina May Gaskin (I mentioned her in my post on labor) and The Farm Midwifery Center in Tennessee. I enjoyed the fascinating look back at how The Farm came into being, how Ina May found her calling as a midwife, and all of the footage (old and new) of women giving birth naturally and without medical intervention. I went to bed feeling inspired (yes, I can do this again) and empowered (my body has the amazing capacity to stretch and expand, to open, and to heal), which is exactly what I was hoping for...

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