The Business of Being Born
Release Date: January 9th, 2008
Not Yet Rated|1 hr. 27 min.
This documentary, directed by Abby Epstein, examines the ways that the American health care system approaches childbirth. The traditional form of U.S. birth involves hospitals, drugs and obstetricians, while births in many other countries utilize midwives. Interviews with parents and medical experts explain the realities of maternity care. When Epstein discovers that she is pregnant herself, the discussion becomes less theoretical, as she must decide which form of birthing she will employ.
Cast: Ricki Lake
Director: Abby Epstein
Distributor: International Film Circuit [us]