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A film about Ina May Gaskin and the Farm Midwives, counterculture heroines with a simple message: you CAN give birth!
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    BECOME AN OUTREACH MOVIE DOULA: Tweet, post, blog, call, telegraph, and use smoke signals to tell the world about this film. Help us partner with groups that are interested in hosting community screenings. We will holler your name out loud from the tops of the Hollywood Hills. Contact us directly and we'll figure out how we can work together!

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    Official commemorative "I helped make Birth Story" postcard, signed by the directors, and your name on our website donor page.

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    Be the first to receive a copy of the DVD, hot off the presses, as soon as we have them available!

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    A DVD and a "Your body is Not a Lemon!" Birth Story button.

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    JUST ADDED! A LIMITED-EDITION, signed-by-the-filmmakers POSTER, 14x22, emblazoned with Ina May's slogan "YOUR BODY IS NOT A LEMON," beautifully screen printed at LA's historic Colby Printing! Will inspire you and every woman who sees it hanging on your wall! (also includes the buttons, and the DVD.)

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    A special Birth Story tote bag, plus the DVD and two "Your Body is Not a Lemon" Birth Story buttons (one to share!)

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    ALL OF THE ABOVE + An autographed copy of Ina May's newest book, Birth Matters.

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    ALL OF THE ABOVE + A limited edition Birth Story movie poster, signed by the filmmakers and Ina May.

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    All of the above plus AN OFFICIAL EDUCATIONAL LICENSE TO SCREEN THE FILM IN EDUCATIONAL SETTINGS--whether you specialize in childbirth education, women's studies, public health, or prenatal yoga, you will receive the ongoing, official license to screen the film in classrooms, plus the DVD and educational package.

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    MENTORING PHONE CALL WITH ONE OF THE DIRECTORS--Have a film you want to make but don't know how to get it off the ground? Already mid-project but hitting some road bumps? Not interested in film, but wanting to talk about the challenges of balancing mothering and art-making? Sara or Mary will call you to listen and discuss! (Plus, you will receive the tote, the buttons, and the DVD!)

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    All of the above + HOST YOUR OWN PUBLIC SCREENING OF THE FILM--A perfect awareness or fundraiser for your birth organization or within your own community. Your favorite group can be among the first outside Film Festivals to publicly screen the film. Includes a community screener package, educational materials, and DVD. Plus, your name or group on our donor page. (Some restrictions may apply with regard to size of venue and date of event--email us to be sure).

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    A historic photograph, printed and signed by the photographer, of Ina May and her colleagues, sitting on Ina May's bed, at a meeting of the Farm Midwifery Crew. A great reminder of what women can do when we work together! Plus, a tote bag, the magic buttons, and of course, a DVD.

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    An inspiring portrait of Ina May as a young woman, printed and signed by the photographer. Ina May keeps an image of Grand Midwife Margaret Charles Smith in her bedroom--you can keep a photo of Ina May! A great reminder of the hard work and dedication of midwives everywhere. Plus, a tote bag, the magic buttons, and of course, a DVD.

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    YOUR NAME IN OUR SPECIAL THANKS, PLUS--a rare, beautifully-framed print, signed and numbered by the artist and former Farm resident Bernice Davidson, of the early center-foldout image from the original Spiritual Midwifery featured in the film. It captures the incredible energy of birth, in unique Farm style. (Plus, a tote bag, the magic buttons, and of course, a DVD.)

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    BECOME AN OFFICIAL GODMOTHER (or Godfather). Your name will appear as such in our end credits for all future screenings, including television broadcast, educational, and on the DVD. You will be celebrated on our donor page, and we will think about you every day for the rest of our lives. Plus, you will get that special tote bag, and the special buttons (a bunch of em) and the DVD--hooray!

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    BECOME AN ASSOCIATE PRODUCER
    and the filmmakers will personally deliver your baby! (Just kidding--whew) Your name will appear in our end credits for all future screenings, including television broadcast, educational, DVD and on IMDB. We will celebrate you on our donor page, and write you ten thousand deeply felt thank you letters (or at least four) plus Director Mary Wigmore, who is also a painter, will send you a one-of-a-kind painting of one of the Farm Buses! (You will also receive a tote bag, several magic buttons, and a DVD!)

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    A rare hardcover copy of the second printing of Spiritual Midwifery, complete with colorful and beautiful center fold-out, subsequently cut from later editions, and featured in the film. Signed by Ina May. Plus, a tote bag, the magic buttons, and of course, a DVD.

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