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The Business of Being Born - Documentary about Natural Birth

The US has the second highest rate of birth deaths in the developed world...

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Birth is not a Business

For years I've struggled with the concept of a "productive home" and how our modern technological society has stripped the home of all its functions. First men were taken out of the home to provide collective security and roads and other heavy community services. Then women were taken out of the home to provide office wife duties as well as nursing and clothing and food manufacturing. And now children are being taken out of the home to find their relationships at schools, malls and street corners. It's like there's nothing left but an empty shell...

Enough of my theorizing. Here's a practical look at one function that can come home again -- birthing and infant care.

The Business of Being born

My personal experience tells me there's got to be a better way than what I experienced 30+ years ago. And this documentary captures not only solutions -- but defines the current state of the industry.

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 examine and 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? Maternity care in the United States is in crisis. We have the second highest rate of birth deaths in the developed world....

RESOURCE: The Business of Being Born website



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