Monday, March 3, 2008

The Business of Being Born

Last night, the hubby and I watched a new documentary that was recommended to me, The Business of Being Born. It was very interesting, and informative. I would only recommend it to those of you who don't mind watching scenes from actual childbirths. Some of the shots are a bit squeamish. It is a rather frank assessment of the crisis of the birthing industry in the US, and how our nation is behind other developed countries, adopting practices that do not benefit the mother and baby, but instead the doctors and insurance companies. I found many of their arguments compelling. If you've had a baby in the past 60 years, it would be worth watching, IMO.

We watched it on our laptop, on Netflix, where it is a "watch it now" option, so you don't have to wait for a DVD to arrive in the mail. We watch a lot of fun movies that way. Netflix has recently become a LOT better deal for us -- and it was a good deal before!


  1. MK, I have friend here in Montgomery who is lobbying for Midwives in the state of Alabama. She has really been pushing this movie on her blog. She even had her last child at home. Haven't seen the movie yet, but it does look interesting. I love to watch the birthing shows on cable.


  2. cool! glad you enjoyed. :-)


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