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The Business of Being Born

Business of Being Born, Again

Yesterday was not only the festive tequila filled Cinco de Mayo. It was also International Midwives Day. Coincidentally, Ricki Lake's movie, The Business of Being Born was released on DVD.

For those of you who are considering a natural or home birth, check out the $28 flick for an up close glimpse at the process. The former talk show host shares her personal home birth in the film inspiring women to reevaluate their birthing plans.

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abqmama abqmama 8 years
I'm all for natural chilbirth, I did it with both my deliveries, but I don't know if a home birth is for me. I like the comfort of being in a hospital knowing that help is right there if I need it.
jennifer76 jennifer76 8 years
I'm done having babies, but I still really want to see this. Everyone should understand a little more about their options, because we <em>do have options</em>.
jennifer76 jennifer76 8 years
I'm done having babies, but I still really want to see this. Everyone should understand a little more about their options, because we do have options.
luckyme luckyme 8 years
Home births fascinate me, but after watching a TLC A Baby Story in which a home birth was featured, I don't think I could do it. The mother started hemorging after the birth and they had to rush her to a hospital (she and the baby ended up fine). While I understand that this is rare, it scared the bajesus out of me. Plus the birth of my daughter was no walk in the park. I'm not sure how I, and most importantly she would have managed had I not been in a hospital.
LiLRuck44 LiLRuck44 8 years
I loved this documentary. I thought it was really well done, and it definitely changed my view on giving birth. After having two babies in a hospital, my next one will take place at home.
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