Executive Producer Ricki Lake and Filmmaker Abby Epstein follow their landmark documentary, The Business of Being Born, with an all-new, four part DVD series that continues their provocative and entertaining exploration of the modern maternity care system.
Side 1. Down on the Farm: Conversations with Legendary Midwife Ina May Gaskin – Join Ricki Lake, Abby Epstein and pregnant actress Kimberly Williams-Paisley on a tour of The Farm Community in Summertown, Tennessee, where pioneer midwife Ina May Gaskin talks candidly about the latest birth trends.
Side 2. Special Deliveries: Celebrity Mothers Talk Straight on Birth – Laila Ali, Gisele Bundchen, Cindy Crawford, Alyson Hannigan, Melissa Joan Hart, Kellie Martin, Alanis Morissette, Christy Turlington-Burns and Kimberly William-Paisley provide heartfelt and humorous testimonies that speak to the lasting power of the birth experience.
Side 3. Explore Your Options: Doulas, Birth Centres and C-Section – This essential DVD offers birth-planning guidance around key topics such as the role of doulas (labour support specialists,) the advantages of birth centres and the alarming escalation of caesarean sections in the United States and Brazil.
Side 4. The VBAC Dilemma: What Your Options Really Are – This DVD investigates the hotly-debated Vaginal Birth After Caesarean (VBAC), following several woman’s stories including filmmaker Abby Epstein, Whose first c-section delivery was depicted in the final moments of The Business of Being Born.
Length: 282 minutes
Origin: United States