The Business of Being Born

2023 PG 1h 23m
The Business of being born

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Release Date:

January 9, 2008 (USA)

Country of Origin:

United States

Production Companies:

Barranca Production

Stream:

IP + Site

Language:

English

Storyline of
The Business of Being Born

Description: 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 explore the maternity care system in America.
Focusing on New York City, the film reveals that there is much to distrust behind hospital doors and follows several couples who decide to give birth on their own terms. There is an unexpected turn when director Epstein not only discovers she is pregnant, but finds the life of her child on the line. Should birth be viewed as a natural life process, or should every delivery be treated as a potential medical emergency?

Tags: Pregnancy, childbirth, postpartum depression, birth, infant mortality, hospital, medicine

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Genre: Pregnancy, childbirth, postpartum depression, birth, infant mortality, hospital, medicine

Certificate: Pregnancy, childbirth, postpartum depression, birth, infant mortality, hospital, medicine

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