In honor of Mother’s Day, I am posting something about labor and delivery and Ina May Gaskin.
Midwifery and deliveries outside hospitals are controversial to some…each mother has to make her own choices.
Ina May Gaskin has definite opinions worthy of reading…the history of birthing in the “Birth Story” is also worth a view, in my opinion.
If you are interested, view my comment expressing my concerns about childbirth on the following Huffington Post site.
To say that I am thrilled about the Mother’s Day release of Birth Story: Ina May Gaskin and the Farm Midwives would be the Understatement of the Year. I’m referring to the 90-minute documentary about the work of our midwifery team that filmmakers Sara Lamm and Mary Wigmore and colleagues have just made available. It has been a three-year “pregnancy” with this documentary, and the labor to bring it into being is finally over. At last, we can give the world a look at four different births that took place at various birth cottages in our rural Tennessee community over a span of 30 years.
Happy Mother’s Day!