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5 Reasons ALL Pregnant Women Should See More "Business of Being Born"

Ricki Lake creator of The Business of Being Born

The Business of Being Born changed my life. I had just had my oldest son via a failed induction and cesarean section that had become very hard for me to accept. Then I watched the documentary and realized how much of my delivery that simply didn’t seem right really was in fact wrong.

While it may not sound like a life changing experience… it was for me, and I remember sitting at my computer after seeing the film on Netflix at almost 2am, feeding my newborn with tears rolling down my face. Instead of going to bed myself after he finally went to sleep for the night, I stayed up and wrote about my feelings, and typed out an actual birth story for my oldest son.

That is really when my blog was born, but then it was simply called “CT Birth Advocate” and through the years it transformed to Birth, Babies, Everything In Between and then finally stopped at Momotics.

With the news of a four-part DVD series More Business of Being Born, I knew that I needed to really get the message out there to women, but also let all pregnant women know how important this DVD series is going to be to view. Selena covered the news aspect of it last night, but I wanted to touch on all the great stuff included this time around.

So… why do I think you should make it a point to see?


  • Information! 1 of 5
    Information!
    The information being given in this film is not your typical mainstream information you are going to get in your copy of What to Expect While Expecting or on A Baby Story. Whether this is your first pregnancy, or your fifth… you will learn something new!
  • Pregnant Celebrities! 2 of 5
    Pregnant Celebrities!
    You will have the opportunity to hear celebrities talk about their own birth experiences just like they are regular women. From women who had all natural home births, to emergency c-sections in a hospital setting. You will be able to relate to them just as every day women and learn from their experiences.
  • Education 3 of 5
    Education
    Know what a VBAC is? How about a Doula? While these are popular terms in the childbirth community, if you aren't really in to the scene, you may find yourself really confused about both. The film will break down the different terms, procedures, types of births, and explain exactly what the difference between a doula and midwife is! I have found over the years that many people typically think doulas are actually homebirth midwives believe it or not!
  • Ricki Lake! 4 of 5
    Ricki Lake!
    You know you remember watching her when you were younger on TV! Who didn't like the Ricki Lake show. I know even as a youngster, which I was when she was on air… she always touched me. She has always been more real than most of the other talk show hosts. I am secretly excited that she is in talks for her own talk show again.
  • Abby Epstein 5 of 5
    Abby Epstein
    For those of you who didn't see the original Business of Being Born, at the end of the film Abby the producer actually ends up in the film herself rushed to the hospital for a c-section for a breech baby. Well word on the street is Abby actually was pregnant during the production of More Business of Being Born, and had a VBAC (vaginal birth after cesarean) with her second child, and I am beyond excited to hear about it!

1. Information – The information being given in this film is not your typical mainstream information you are going to get in your copy of What to Expect While Expecting or on A Baby Story. Whether this is your first pregnancy, or your fifth… you will learn something new!

2. Celebrities – You will have the opportunity to hear celebrities talk about their own birth experiences just like they are regular women. From women who had all natural home births, to emergency c-sections in a hospital setting. You will be able to relate to them just as every day women and learn from their experiences.

3. Teaching – Know what a VBAC is? How about a Doula? While these are popular terms in the childbirth community, if you aren’t really in to the scene, you may find yourself really confused about both. The film will break down the different terms, procedures, types of births, and explain exactly what the difference between a doula and midwife is! I have found over the years that many people typically think doulas are actually homebirth midwives believe it or not!

4. Its Ricki Lake! – You know you remember watching her when you were younger on TV! Who didn’t like the Ricki Lake show. I know even as a youngster, which I was when she was on air… she always touched me. She has always been more real than most of the other talk show hosts. I am secretly excited that she is in talks for her own talk show again.

5. Abby Epstein – For those of you who didn’t see the original Business of Being Born, at the end of the film Abby the producer actually ends up in the film herself rushed to the hospital for a c-section for a breech baby. Well word on the street is Abby actually was pregnant during the production of More Business of Being Born, and had a VBAC (vaginal birth after cesarean) with her second child, and I am beyond excited to hear about it!

Are you planning on checking out More Business of Being Born?
Have you seen the original?

photo: flickr.com/greginhollywood

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