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Ricki Lake's New Movie, 'The Business of Being Born' Promoted by Local 'Mom-Roots' Campaign
Date:9/25/2007

Sneak Preview Oct. 13th - One Night Only

ARLINGTON, Va., Sept. 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Local moms are giving birth to a grassroots movement promoting the one-night only sneak preview of celebrity actress/host Ricki Lake's new movie, "The Business of Being Born" at the Arlington Cinema & Draft House on Oct. 13th at 7 pm.

The film points out that some of the most traditional practices of contemporary obstetrics have everything to do with the convenience of the physician, but can actually make delivery more difficult for the mother.

The Next Inconvenient Truth? "Birth is miraculous, a natural process. But birth is also big business and this movie will change your mind about everything you think you know about it," said event organizer Sabrina McIntyre, a Fairfax County mom and former flight attendant who delivered one daughter by Cesarean section (c-section) and another at home by midwife.

To most people, the idea of giving birth outside of a hospital seems foolish and even dangerous: why would any parent limit their newborn's access to technology in the event of an emergency? Why would any couple put their child's life in the hands of a midwife instead of an obstetrician?

"When my friend Ricki (Lake) approached me about making this film, I admitted to her that I was afraid to even witness a woman giving birth, let alone film one," said Abby Epstein, the Emmy-winning director of "The Business of Being Born."

"I discovered that the business of being born is another infuriating way medical traditions and institutions -- hospitals and insurance companies -- actually discourage choice," said Epstein.

"The point here," observed Dr. Marsden Wagner, former Director of Women's and Children's Health, World Health Organization, "is there's not a good history in obstetric practice of careful study of the long term effects of all these interventions. This is why; if you really want a humanized birth, the best th
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