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The Business of Being Born
ILWU Labor Union Hall
West Sacramento, CA
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The Business of Being Born
Birth: its a miracle. A rite of passage. A natural part of life. But more than anything, birth is a business. Compelled to find answers after a disappointing birth experience with her first child, actress Ricki Lake recruits filmmaker Abby Epstein to examine and question the way American women have babies. The film interlaces intimate birth stories with surprising historical, political and scientific insights and shocking statistics about the current maternity care system. When director Epstein discovers she is pregnant during the making of the film, the journey becomes even more personal. Should most births be viewed as a natural life process, or should every delivery be treated as a potentially catastrophic medical emergency?

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ILWU Labor Union Hall
600 4th Street at F Street
West Sacramento, CA
United States

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Film

Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: No
Wheelchair Accessible: No

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Owner: Valeska Wise
On BPT Since: Dec 06, 2007
 
Katie Towers
www.thebusinessofbeingborn...


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