The Business of Being Born

February 17th, 2011

“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.

One Response to “The Business of Being Born”

  1. Lisa Says:

    I am a mother of 3 boys: a singleton and twins who were all born at home with midwives. I loved my home births!

    It was the easiest and safest way I could have chosen to birth my sons and I’m grateful for the freedom of choice to do so.

    Our nation’s maternal care is an important topic of discussion, affecting not just women today, but generations to come.

    Bravo Bumbleride for highlighting this film!

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