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Three years after the release of their seminal documentary, “The Business of Being Born,” filmmakers Abby Epstein and Ricki Lake are at it again. Motivated by a desire to provide valuable additional information about birthing options and the maternity care system to mothers-to-be, Epstein and Lake have created “More Business of Being Born,” a 4-part DVD series that features celebrity birth stories, VBAC (Vaginal Birth After Cesarean) options, information about doulas and birth centers, and conversations with the legendary midwife, Ina May Gaskin. The DVDs will be formally released on Tuesday, November 8, and I am so excited to have … Continue reading
Lately I’ve been swapping birth stories with other holistic Moms. I’ve listened with some degree of envy to their tales of giving birth in a bathtub at home, in a warm, serene, and welcoming environment. My own un-holistic Mama birth story can be summed up in 5 words: “Nothing went according to plan.” Or, “I’m never giving birth without a doula again.” The plan was for a “natural” hospital birth: no drugs, baby put immediately on my chest after birth for breastfeeding and APGAR scoring, no injections, no erythromycin, and vaginal delivery. The last part – vaginal delivery – was … Continue reading