Generally favorable reviews - based on 5 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 5
  2. Negative: 0 out of 5

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  1. Reviewed by: Owen Gleiberman
    Jan 17, 2013
    Highlights Gaskin's down-home gumption as an advocate for the glory of natural childbirth.
  2. Reviewed by: John DeFore
    Jan 17, 2013
    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.
  3. Reviewed by: Justin Chang
    Jan 17, 2013
    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.

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