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The Business of Being Born

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While the United States has perhaps the most advanced health care system in the world, it also has the second-highest infant mortality rate of any industrialized nation, and many have begun to question conventional wisdom regarding the way ... Read More
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May 22, 2008
This movie touches emotional and scientific issues surrounding the appalling technocentricity of birth in the US today. As a very well-informed birth professional, my opinion is that the movie did not exaggerate any statistics; in fact, I wanted more to pre-emptively strike down the comments from the MDs and others in this dollar- and doctor-driven business. For the moviegoer who wants to be
May 22, 2008
Points are well taken....if a bit scattered throughout. The birth scenes are moving and beautifully done. Those who are advocates for home birth and minimal intervention will find this movie uplifting. It will not affect the larger group-women of childbearing age- in the same way. Women are scared to give birth. They see epidurals as a means to gain some control over a process that will be too

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