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.

Netto, Paulo.
(Producer, Cinematographer)

Lake, Ricki.

Gavin, Madeleine.
(Film editor)

Pluess, AndreĢ.
Format: Movie DVD
Published:[Burbank, Calif.] : New Line Home Entertainment, c2008.
Edition:Widescreen format (1.78:1).
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Table of Contents:
  • 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.