Former talk show host Ricki Lake executive produced Abby Epstein's documentary, The Business of Being Born. The film which has enjoyed all sorts of critical acclaim and press, just opened in New York City where Ricki Lake and Keri Russell were spotted hobnobbing outside the theater at its debut.
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The movie focuses on claims that doctors and hospitals are making huge profits from delivering babies. They believe women have been convinced that having a hospitalized medicated birth is the norm and that age old methods of home birthing and drug–free births are passé, even dangerous.
In the trailer, a panel of women in white coats were asked how often they get to see a completely natural birth. They answered, "Rarely. Almost never." It also states, "The United States has the second worst newborn death rate in the developed world," which I was shocked and even a bit scared to read. The movie highlights the positives to old–fashioned birthing methods and shows Ricki Lake having one of her own.
For those of you who are debating your delivery, this movie might help you make your decision.