More Business of Being Born


Executive Producer Ricki Lake and Filmmaker Abby Epstein present an online screening of Explore Your Options: Doulas, Birth Centers and C-Sections from their highly influential four-part DVD series More Business of Being Born on Monday, May 7th at 5:00 p.m. EDT/8:00 p.m. PDT on  Lake, Epstein and special guests from the film will host a live Q&A chat following the film beginning at 6:30 p.m. EDT/ 9:30 p.m. PDT. Viewers are encouraged to ask questions and engage in conversation with Lake, Epstein and surprise celebrity guests by directing messages via Twitter to @rickilake with #mbobb as the hash tag.

More Business of Being Born, a follow up to their landmark documentary, The Business of Being Born, offers a practical look at birthing options as well as poignant celebrity birth stories from stars.

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Explore Your Options: Doulas, Birth Centers & C-Sections

The most comprehensive and educational DVD in the series, Explore Your Options offers birth-planning guidance around key topics such as the role of doulas (labor support specialists,) the advantages of birth centers and the alarming escalation of cesarean sections in the United States and Brazil. Epstein and Lake talk to doulas about why their profession is currently booming and uncover why having a good doula can make-or-break the entire birth experience. They look at the ever-growing rates of inductions and c-sections, which have reached 50% in many US hospitals and more than 99% in some private hospitals in Brazil. How “safe” are these cesarean surgeries, and what are the health implications for the mothers and babies? Explore Your Options examines the pros and cons of birth centers, described as a perfect middle ground between home and hospital. Special features include Alanis Morissette and Alyson Hannigan on the advantages of doulas, Christy Turlington Burns on her unexpected complications at a birth center, Molly Ringwald on how she avoided a cesarean birth with her twins and Gisele Bundchen and Michelle Alves on the cesarean epidemic in their native Brazil. (Running Time: 102 min)


More Business of Being Born is available now as a four-DVD set; for the month of May MBOBB DVD sets and packages are available for buy 1, get 1 free special pricing on all MBOBB DVD sets and packages purchased at

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