If any woman is afraid they can't fit a baby through their vagina, remember that a penis starts small, gets big, then gets small again. Men aren't the only ones with this kind ability. But that ability is best carried out when relaxed, happy, excited. Which is exactly why birth needs to be that way as well. This is the philosophy of midwife and natural birth extraordinaire Ina May Gaskin.
When I found out the movie screening nearest to me for Birth Story: Ina May Gaskin and the Farm Midwives was happening on my birthday, I thought, what better way to celebrate my birth than going with my mother -- the woman who birthed me. Ina May Gaskin is personal hero of mine, and I wanted to soak up more of her knowledge. Imagine my surprise when I saw myself in the movie!