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The Business of Being Born (2008)

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Drama Documentary 20081h 27m

Birth: it's 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 explore the maternity care system in America. Focusing on New York City, the film reveals that there is much to distrust behind hospital doors and follows several couples who decide to give birth on their own terms. There is an unexpected turn when director Epstein not only discovers she is pregnant, but finds the life of her child on the line. Should birth be viewed as a natural life process, or should every delivery be treated as a potential medical emergency?The Business of Being Born featuring Julia Barnett Tracy and Abby Epstein is available for rent or purchase on Prime Video, available for rent on Microsoft Store, and available for rent or purchase on VUDU. It's a documentary and drama movie with a better than average IMDb audience rating of 7.3 (1,391 votes).

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#1577 Ranked in Female Director Movies

#6989 Ranked in Documentary Movies

#17219 Ranked in Drama Movies

The Business of Being Born has a better than average IMDb audience rating of 7.3 (1,391 votes). The movie is somewhat popular with Reelgood users lately.

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Birth: it's 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 explore the maternity care system in America. Focusing on New York City, the film reveals that there is much to distrust behind hospital doors and follows several couples who decide to give birth on their own terms. There is an unexpected turn when director Epstein not only discovers she is pregnant, but finds the life of her child on the line. Should birth be viewed as a natural life process, or should every delivery be treated as a potential medical emergency?

Age rating: N/A
Runtime: 1h 27m

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Related Genres: DramaDocumentary
Related Tags: Female Director
Country of origin: America
Original Release Date: Jan 9, 2008