The business of being born

"Birth is a miracle, a rite of passage, a natural part of life. But birth is also big business. 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. The film interlaces intima...

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Corporate Authors: Red Envelope Entertainment (Firm)
Ample Productions (Firm)

Barranca Productions (Firm)

New Line Home Entertainment (Firm)
Other Authors: Epstein, Abby. (Director, Producer)
Slotnick, Amy.
(Producer)

Netto, Paulo.
(Producer, Cinematographer)

Lake, Ricki.
(Producer)

Gavin, Madeleine.
(Film editor)

Pluess, André.
(Composer)
Format: Movie DVD
Language:English
Spanish
Published:[Burbank, Calif.] : New Line Home Entertainment, c2008.
Edition:Widescreen format (1.78:1).
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245 0 4 |a The business of being born  |h [videorecording] /  |c Red Envelope Entertainment ; directed by Abby Epstein ; produced by Amy Slotnick, Paulo Netto, Abby Epstein ; executive producer, Ricki Lake ; Ample Productions & Barranca Productions. 
250 |a Widescreen format (1.78:1). 
260 |a [Burbank, Calif.] :  |b New Line Home Entertainment,  |c c2008. 
300 |a 1 videodisc (84 min.) :  |b sd., col. ;  |c 4 3/4 in. 
538 |a DVD, region 1; Dolby digital stereo surround. 
546 |a In English, with optional Spanish subtitles. 
546 |a Closed-captioned. 
511 0 |a With Ricki Lake & Abby Epstein. 
508 |a Director of photography, Paulo Netto ; edited by Madeleine Gavin ; original music by Andre Pluess, Supersonic Music. 
500 |a Originally produced as a motion picture in 2007. 
500 |a Special features: 10 additional scenes; trailer (3 min.). 
521 8 |a Not rated by the MPAA. 
520 |a "Birth is a miracle, a rite of passage, a natural part of life. But birth is also big business. 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. The film interlaces intimate birth stories with surprising historical, political and scientific insights and shocking statistics about the current maternity care system. When director Epstein discovers she is pregnant during the making of the film, the journey becomes even more personal. Should most births be viewed as a natural life process, or should every delivery be treated as a potentially catastrophic medical emergency?" -- Official website. 
505 0 |a Maternity care in the U.S. -- Midwives -- Business takes over -- A life altering experience -- Giving the power back -- The twilight sleep era -- Too posh to push -- My terms -- Homebirths -- What's the agenda? -- Bliss and pain -- The birthing process - Abby and Paulo -- Passion projects -- End credits. 
586 8 |a Tribeca Film Festival 2007, official selection ; Palm Springs Film Festival 2008, official selection. 
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650 0 |a Childbirth  |z United States  |x History. 
650 0 |a Childbirth at home  |z United States. 
650 0 |a Natural childbirth  |z United States. 
650 0 |a Midwifery  |z United States. 
650 0 |a Cesarean section  |z United States. 
650 0 |a Obstetrics  |z United States  |x Evaluation. 
650 1 2 |a Parturition  |z United States. 
650 2 2 |a Midwifery  |z United States. 
650 2 2 |a Pregnancy Outcome  |z United States. 
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650 8 |a Delivery (Obstetrics) 
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700 1 |a Netto, Paulo.  |4 pro  |4 cng 
700 1 |a Lake, Ricki.  |4 pro 
700 1 |a Gavin, Madeleine.  |4 flm 
700 1 |a Pluess, André.  |4 cmp 
710 2 |a Red Envelope Entertainment (Firm) 
710 2 |a Ample Productions (Firm) 
710 2 |a Barranca Productions (Firm) 
710 2 |a New Line Home Entertainment (Firm) 
856 4 2 |3 Official website  |u http://www.thebusinessofbeingborn.com/ 
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