Sunday, June 22, 2008

The Business of Being Born

Netflix Blurb: Director Abby Epstein's controversial documentary takes a hard look at America's maternity care system, juxtaposing hospital deliveries against the growing popularity of at-home, natural childbirths that many expectant parents are now opting for. Former talk show host Ricki Lake was inspired to produce this compelling exposé after a dissatisfying birthing experience with her first child left her with many unanswered questions. 2007 84 minutes


The video can be purchased for $27.95 at the Trailer Site

I saw this recently (July 2008) and agree it is an extraordinary documentary. It should be viewed by all medical students, ObGyns, nurses and future parents. The rumors about midwives that circulate in medical circles are clearly false. Like so much else in medicine the bottom line determines "care."

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