13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
what a wake up call! scarey, but wonderful.,
This review is from: Business of Being Born [DVD]  [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC] (DVD)
i saw this film during a fundraising event for independent midwives. i expected an american, schmultsie, overdramatic account of birth in america, but it was real and scarey and inspirational. this film was brilliant. the midwife that ricki followed gave such respectful accounts of what birth means to her, and many other women. had hilarious footage of her own labour and birth, and described beautifully the dilemmas women face when they are pregnant, and how their 'choices' are majorly affected by business and litigation all under the guise of 'safety', which in fact is not guaranteed however much money you throw at it. this is a wake up call for us in the uk, who do boast a midwifery service [under threat]. it gave us lots of statistics which confirmed the seriousness of the situation. ricki lake was honest and gave lovely footage of her labour/birth which was by no means rose tinted. well done! lots of emotions but pretty real and honest.
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