Did you know that the US currently has one of the highest infant mortality rates among industrialized nations? Though some may find this to be shocking given the wealth of our nation and available technology, this issue is among several concerns about birth in the US that Ricki Lake and Abby Epstein set out to explore in their documentary, The Business of Being Born.
This documentary is about empowering women to realize the tremendous and natural capabilities of their own bodies without intervention. All women deserve the right to make informed decisions about their childbirth experience. Whether they choose to birth at home, in a birth center or at the hospital, they are entitled to the right to be educated, empowered and supported in the process.
Lake and Epstein have created a powerful film that boldly personifies this mission through real life accounts, professional commentary, and raw footage.
Wednesday, November 8, 7:00 pm at Chellis House
Pre-med students interested in family medicine or obstetrics, students interested in midwifery or doula work, or any student wanting a glimpse into one aspect of the US medical system, this is an eye-opening documentary about the business of birth.