Did you see the “Business of Being Born”? I did. It changed my life.
I credit the amazing birth experience I had to that documentary. Also, my desire to become a doula.
I had no idea about the options available to pregnant women until I watched this film. It made me ask questions and seek answers I never even thought about before.
If you haven’t seen it, you’re missing out. You can buy it or stream it on Netflix or even find it at your local library. It’s amazing whether you’re a documentary person or not.
So here’s the exciting part. At least I think so. Executive Producer Ricki Lake and Filmmaker Abby Epstein decided that there were still many questions left unresolved after their first video and decided to put together a follow-up. The release date for “More Business of Being Born”, a four part documentary, is November 8th! I can’t wait!
This film will offer “a practical look at birthing options as well as poignant celebrity birth stories from stars including Alanis Morissette, Gisele Bundchen, Christy Turlington-Burns, Cindy Crawford, Molly Ringwald, Laila Ali, Kimberly Williams-Paisley and Melissa Joan Hart.” (The Business of Being Born official site).
In all honesty, I’m probably the most excited to hear what the featured celebrities have to say. But, I am also extremely excited about a) the Ina May Gaskin interview on The Farm Community in Summertown, Tennessee, b) the section about the various birth options including doulas (obviously), birth centers, and c-sections, AND c) VBAC options.
Now that I’ve hopefully peaked your interest, here’s the trailer:
The opinions expressed in this post were completely mine. No, I was not compensated. I’m just that excited about this film!