Ricki Discusses the New Film Series "More Business of Being Born"

I made my 2008 documentary The Business of Being Born to educate women about choices in childbirth, and raise questions about maternity care in the U.S. For example, why were C-section rates skyrocketing? Why were options such as birth centers and home birth disappearing? And why does a country supposedly committed to health care reform seem opposed to safe, cost-effective options that include midwifery and well-woman care?

 

Read More: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/ricki-lake/mothers-deserve-options_b_...

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Great article! Unfortunate that some of the comments made in response to it clearly ignored your emphasis on women's informed choice - some people acted like you were insisting that all women have homebirths with midwives, which isn't what you were getting at at all. But the article was great, and I'm looking forward to the movie :)

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