"...should be seen by every
pregnant woman in America"

– Jack Mathews, New York Daily News


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.

"The rare documentary that is changing the world. It deserves to be called revolutionary."

- Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly


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.

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It's the 10 year anniversary of The Business of Being Born! Help us celebrate by hosting a 10 year anniversary screening in your community! This was our first in Austin, TX.

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