The Business of Being Born Poster

Release Date: January 9th, 2008

DVD Release Date: May 6th, 2008

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 27 min

Plot Summary
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

Genres: Documentary

Distributors: International Film Circuit [us]

Keywords: Fascinating, Quest, Mother, New York City, 2000s, Hospital, Father, Doctor

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