After the success of their remarkable grassroots documentary, The Business of Being Born, Ricki Lake, and Filmmaker Abby Epstein are back to delve deeper into the American maternity care system.
In More Business of Being Born, we get up close to celebrities – Alanis Morissette, Cindy Crawford, Gisele Bundchen and many more – who have opened up their private lives to the cameras to talk about their birthing options.
Celebrity Alanis Morissette, who is a particularly private person reached out to Ricki Lake to help for this new documentary and gave candid interviews about her experience and choice to give birth at home.
One of the focusing topics of the movie is the problem of vaginal birth after having a C-Section.
Currently in hospitals around the United States, once you’ve had a Cesarean, there is a good chance you won’t be giving birth naturally in the future. It’s an issue that most women are probably unaware of, and once you have had your first C-Section, the next time you’re pregnant and ready to deliver it will most likely be another cesarean, and it won’t be by choice.
If more women were aware of this, she might think twice about having a Cesarean the first time around. An issue that needs reviewing in the current birth system. It’s a system that needs to respect natural births and women’s bodies working the way they were designed to.
If women had the experience of natural childbirth, it will allow them to feel empowered and transformed by however they give birth; If giving birth naturally can be seen as a positive experience and women feel like they’re in charge of their newborns and their bodies, the world would be a better place.