“Nothing compares to the privilege of giving life and the responsibility of that.” -Nadine Goodman
The Business of Being Born is a documentary on childbirth in the United States and the current trends in maternity care. Compelled to explore the subject after the delivery of her first child, actress Ricki Lake recruits filmmaker Abby Epstein to question the way American women have babies.
“Today what we have to rediscover is how easy birth can be when we don’t try to make things too complicated.” -Dr. Michel Odent
This film shows intimate birth stories mixed with historical, political and scientific insights and statistics about the current maternity care system.