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 some expectant parents are 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.

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  1. Abby Epstein


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    Julia Barnett Tracy

    Julia Barnett Tracy

  2. Abby Epstein

    Abby Epstein

    Abby Epstein

  3. Ina May Gaskin

    Ina May Gaskin

    Ina May Gaskin

  4. Ricki Lake

    Ricki Lake


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Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 27m

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Homepage http://www.thebusinessofbeingborn.com

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  • January 1, 2008



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