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"Birth Story: Ina May Gaskin & the Farm Midwives" Screening
Thursday, April 4, 2013 from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM (EDT)
The Ina May Gaskin Documentary Film Birth Story: Ina May Gaskin & The Farm Midwives is directed by Sara Lamm and Mary Wigmore. AUDIENCE AWARD WINNER at the 2012 at Los Angeles Film Festival. A feature-length documentary about Ina May Gaskin and The Farm Midwives. Ina May's books, "Spiritual Midwifery" and "Ina May's Guide to Childbirth" are at the center of the modern midwifery movement.
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. InaMay Gaskin, CPM, has been called "the most famous midwife in the world,” is the founder and director of The Farm Midwifery Center in Tennessee, and is the author of four books, including the wildly popular Spiritual Midwifery.
For more information on Ina May Gaskin visit www.InaMay.com
What time do the doors open?
6:00 PM EST Thursday April 4th, 2013.
Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?
No ID required and there is no age limit. However, the film does have footage of live births including nudity. If they require a chair, they require a ticket.
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
Printed tickets are required for entry, unless purchasing tickets at the door at time of event.
When & Where
Presented by Mama's Hip, Birth Care Network & Friends of the Louisville Birth Center
Mama's Hip strives to support and guide parents along their journey by offering a welcoming community that raises awareness about healthy and sustainable parenting practices including breastfeeding, cloth diapering and baby wearing. Mama's Hip provides resources and products in alignment with natural and attachment parenting philosophies.
Birth Care Network is an organization of midwives, doulas, childbirth educators, breastfeeding support professionals and other family support professionals. We are dedicated to providing options for positive, informed childbirth in Kentuckiana.
FOLBC is a group of midwives, physicians, nurses, childbirth educators, doulas, lactation consultants and parents working to bring a birth center to Louisville.