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  • 50
    San Francisco Chronicle

    Whatever the film's faults, though, it's safe to say that you may never view childbirth in the same way. show more

  • 80
    John DeFore The Hollywood Reporter

    The effective documentary makes her attitudes and techniques look unarguably commonsensical, for the most part; while many distributors will shy away from such graphic material, the film may thrive in niche bookings and will benefit from enthusiastic word-of-mouth on video. show more

  • 83
    Owen Gleiberman Entertainment Weekly

    Highlights Gaskin's down-home gumption as an advocate for the glory of natural childbirth. show more

  • 70
    Justin Chang Variety

    Warm, spirited and occasionally slathered in goo, Birth Story is a celebratory tribute to the endangered art of midwifery and its most influential practitioner, Ina May Gaskin. show more

  • 60
    Jeannette Catsoulis The New York Times

    A granola ode to natural childbirth that makes you want to hop into a tub of warm water and start pushing. show more

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