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The Business of Being Born (2008)

Directed by

Julia Barnett Julia Barnett
Herself - Parent
Robbie Davis-Floyd Robbie Davis-Floyd
Herself - Medical Anthropologist
Abby Epstein Abby Epstein
Herself - Filmmaker
Ricki Lake Ricki Lake
Herself - Actress and Producer


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Description: Birth: it's a miracle. A rite of passage. A natural part of life. But more than anything, birth is a business. Compelled to find answers after a disappointing birth experience with her first child, actress Ricki Lake recruits filmmaker Abby Epstein to explore the maternity care system in America. Focusing on New York City, the film reveals that there is much to distrust behind hospital doors and follows several couples who decide to give birth on their own terms. There is an unexpected turn when director Epstein not only discovers she is pregnant, but finds the life of her child on the line. Should most births should be viewed a ... (more)
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"Covers some troubling aspects of hospital births, the delegitimization of midwives etc."

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