Fwd: "Birth Story" film, May 5th in Blue Hill

Great film opportunity:

From: Suzanne Norgang <sbnorgang@gmail.com>
Date: April 2, 2013 1:30:25 PM EDT
Subject: “Birth Story” film, May 5th in Blue Hill

Join us Sunday May 5th at 4pm for the documentary film “Birth Story:
Ina May Gaskin and the Farm Midwives” at the Blue Hill Public Library.

See description below.

This event is free. Sponsored by Blue Hill Women’s Healthcare

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

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

Suzanne Norgang, MSN, CNM

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