Ina May Gaskin, Certified Professional Midwife, is the founder and director of The Farm Midwifery Center in Tennessee (USA). She is the author of Spiritual Midwifery (1975) and Ina Mays Guide to Childbirth (2003). She has been a home birth midwife for more than 35 years.
This interview clip is part of Rites of Passage, an exclusive video series and art/photo/ essay contest that engages mothers across the country in a dialogue about childbirth and the transformation of new motherhood. This series is hosted by Mindful Mama and features exclusive interviews with 25 of the world's leading midwives, physicians, activists, and scholars who advocate for safe, empowered birth.