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Business of being born

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Coming to Theatres Jan 2008 

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.

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Coming to Theatres Jan 2008 

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?

“All women owe it to themselves to see this documentary."
- Bust Magazine, December 2007
"Entertaining and chillingly informative."
- Vogue Magazine, November 2007
"A Highly informative exposé."
- Variety
"The Inconvenient Truth of Childbirth."
- ABC News Australia
"...intense, at times hilarious, and often exhilarating."
- CBS Showbuzz

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