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The on-air portion of our fund drive is over, but you can still help KBCS reach its goal by donating before June 30th. Please make a gift in support of your favorite KBCS programs today, and thank you in advance!

$65,000 Goal


Drive ends: June 30, 2024

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Natural Birth and Midwives

A natural birth is an unmediated approach to childbirth with minimal routine interventions unless medically necessary. The Farm in Summertown, Tennessee, is an intentional community, established in 1971, based on the principles of nonviolence and respect for the earth. Pamela Smith, a founding member of the Farm, gave birth to three sons naturally with Ina May Gaskin as her midwife. Ina May Gaskin is well known by those choosing natural birth for her work as a midwife on the Farm. Smith worked along side Gaskin in the birthing center on the Farm and shares her story with KBCS’s Yuko Kodama. Special thanks to Project Pilgrimage for arranging the interview.

Producers Yuko Kodama and Ruth Bly

Photo: Courtesy of Pamela Smith