SUMMERTOWN, Tenn. –
A Middle Tennessee woman remains at the forefront of a movement that encourages women to give birth with the aid of midwives.
Ina May Gaskin is a founding member of The Farm, a former commune in Summertown, about 90 miles from Nashville.
Over the past several decades, she and her team of midwives have delivered more than 3,000 babies at The Farm, a community started in the early 1970s.
In addition to delivering thousands of infants, Gaskin is a well-known author on midwifery and natural birthing. She is also the subject of a new documentary called “Birth Story” which is receiving critical acclaim following last month’s Los Angeles Film Festival.
- Ina May Gaskin And The Battle For At-Home Births (huffingtonpost.com)
- For Immediate Release – Next Class for the Three Year Direct-Entry Midwifery Program for Florida Licensure begins September 2012 (midwivesofcolor.wordpress.com)
- 2012 LA Film Festival: ‘Birth Story’ Review (losangelesstory.blogspot.com)