Win the Business of Being Born Mother Lode Pack!

Mother Lode PackThis giveaway has ended. Thanks to everyone who entered and to Abby Epstein and Ricki Lake for the great giveaway.

The randomly chosen winner is Miranda Cassidy!! Congrats!! You will be contacted by email.

Don’t forget to look for the release of the More Business of Being Born DVD set in stores Feb 7th—or grab it online now.

To celebrate the release of the More Business of Being Born DVD set in stores Feb 7th, Director Abby Epstein and Executive Producer Ricki Lake would like to offer Mothering readers a chance to win The Mother Lode Pack, a $109 value!

This release follows Abby Epstein and Ricki Lake’s landmark documentary, The Business of Being Born, with a four part DVD series that continues their provocative and entertaining exploration of the modern maternity care system.  More Business of Being Born, available now online, offers a practical look at birthing options as well as poignant celebrity birth stories from stars including Alanis Morissette, Gisele Bundchen, Christy Turlington-Burns, Cindy Crawford, Molly Ringwald, Laila Ali, Kimberly Williams-Paisley and Melissa Joan Hart.

The Mother Lode Pack includes

  • ~DVD of the original The Business of Being Born (view trailer)
  • ~Boxed DVD set including all four episodes of More Business of Being Born
  • ~Ultrasoft, organic cotton baby onesie featuring “Born Free” print (by Tracy Ginsberg), available in blue, natural, or pink (view colors)
  • ~SIGNED hardcover copy of Your Best Birth by Ricki Lake and Abby Epstein
  • ~The National Guide to a Healthy Birth

To enter, simply “like” The Business of Being Born on Facebook, become a fan of Mothering on Facebook and then leave a comment here on the blog.

For a second chance to win, share this post via your social media channels and leave a second comment letting us know that you did.

One random winner will be drawn on Fri, Jan 13th at 5pm ET!

Rules: limited to US and Canadian residents, two entries (one for “liking” and one for sharing) per person

Melanie Mayo-Laakso


Melanie Mayo-Laakso is the Content Manager for Mothering is the birthplace of natural family living and attachment parenting. We celebrate the experience of parenthood as worthy of one’s best efforts and are at once fierce advocates for children and gentle supporters of parents.

297 thoughts on “Win the Business of Being Born Mother Lode Pack!”

  1. I LOVE The Business of Being Born! I am expecting to have my 3rd homebirth in late June- early July! I would love to add the new set to my collection!

  2. I already liked both pages on Facebook! However, i shared the contest on my page to get the sencond enter to win! :)

  3. I already like Mothering, and Buisness of being born! As a mom and midwife in training I could really use this pack!!

  4. Always been a FB fan of your mag, TBoBB was one of the main reasons we went for a homebirth with our son, so I definitely “liked” that, too!

  5. This is so awesome! We are expecting our 3rd child in August. This will be our second home birth. I’ve already rewatched Business of Being born on Netflix and desperately want to see More Business of Being Born.

    I liked Business of being Born and I’m also already a fan of Mothering. The fist issue I ever read was the home birth issue, with SO MANY great birth stories. I’ll have to find it and reread it!

  6. I “liked” TBBB; I’m a “fan” of Mothering. And have shared the link via Facebook. As a doula and future birth educator, I would put this prize to good use!!

  7. thank you for the give away watched and loved the buisness of being born and am now a fan of the facebook page, already a fan of mothering :)

  8. I shared on Facebook! Would love to add these to my doula library! And I’m gearing up for my own home birth in August!

  9. I “liked” the Business of Being Born on FB, and I’m already a fan of Mothering! Thank you for working hard to empower women to birth with confidence!

  10. Love these movies – watched the first one streaming on Netflix and would love this set to have available to my CBE students!!! Been a fan of the Mothering facebook page and I am happy I have found & liked the BOBB facebook page!!

  11. Love both pages!!! :)

    I am a mother of 4. 3 were homebirths!

    My oldest is 14 and I began my journey accompanied by Mothering Mag.

  12. Liked both pages on facebook! Watched “Business…” on Netflix when I was pregnant with my first child! I ended up having a hospital birth with her instead of the home water birth I wanted (long story), but as long as I conceive children I will keep trying to birth at home. 😀

  13. I liked TBOBB on FB and am already a Mothering fan. What an amazing gift this would be to win. I know I would use it like crazy!! Thanks for the opportunity!

  14. I LOVE The Business of Being Born! Watching that with my husband changed his views on natural and home births. He fully supports me and is excited about it! Great give away -am already fans of both pages!

  15. I already have “liked” them both because they are both amazing! I’m all for women having the best experience possible when giving birth!

  16. LOVE the business of being born. Something was missing from my first birth and now I know exactly what that was. We are having a home birth in April and I can’t wait to go through the experience…and because of them came across Mothering and am now a huge fan! Liked Mothering, shared on Facebook and would LOVE to win so I can watch and then donate to our midwife centre so other moms can enjoy:)

  17. These movies have made such a HUGE impact in the birthing world but even more so the U.S. So exciting to see all the changes coming about in the birth commmunity because of these movies! Thank you ladies for doing such a selfless job and making our jobs easier!

  18. I just had my first homebirth experience and it was amazing! I ‘liked’ both BoBB and Mothering…they are both great!

  19. I “liked” Business of Being Born and have “liked” Mothering for some time now on Facebook. This is such a great giveaway. I loved the first film and cannot wait to see the new one!

  20. Yay for this contest! I “liked” the BOBB page and already “like” the Mothering page. I’ve seen all four episodes already and would love to own them as part of my childbirth education materials. Keeping my fingers crossed!

  21. I already like Business of Being Born and Mothering Magazine! I can’t wait to see the new BOBB!!! Great giveaway! Thanks! (FB name is DerekandRachel Tiemann)

  22. I thought I had already liked BOBB, but I guess I wasn’t. So I liked both BOBB and Mothering. Would love to get MBOBB.

  23. I was surprised I hadn’t already “liked” The Business of Being Born on Facebook! Turns out I liked “My Best Birth” but not BOBB. Now I like “My Best Birth,” “The Business of Being Born,” and “Mothering.” The Business of Being Born really changed my life. I have watched it multiple times, as well as a couple times with my husband and daughters (age 4 and 6… they love it too). I’m a birth doula, a childbirth educator and will be beginning my studies to become a midwife in just a few months. I would absolutely LOVE to win this prize!

  24. I am very excited about all the work you do ! I can not wait to see the newest movie !

    May we all continue to Bring Birth back to how our bodies should be.

    Always believing and trusting in the process,

    Allison C

    cd Dona Doula & LCCE Educator

  25. I’ve been a fan of both for a while! Can’t wait to see More Business of Being Born, and hope we can show it at Birth Fest someday!

  26. Love this, I feel so empowered from your book and first video. My third birth will be 100% different. So grateful fir this resource.

  27. I liked both and shared with my LLL group. I love The Business of Being Born! I hope I win so I can share the BOBB with more moms!

  28. Absolutely love BOBB and recommend it to everyone. Can’t wait to see what these talented women have done in the second film!

  29. I liked BOBB and Mothering on FB!! Our little homebirth baby that we’re expecting in July will be adorable in that onesie!

  30. After witnessing my sister’s second homebirth 11 days ago (AMAZING!) I am glad I suggested this documentary during her first pregnancy; I would love this gift pack to be able to reach out and discuss this with young mothers, being one myself, living with my sister and interacting with young women at school and work. This is vital information and I know it will go to the right hands. Good work everyone! Keep it up!

  31. I liked both pages! This is an wonderful prize! My homebirth baby, who was due 1/1/12 but hasn’t arrived yet, would look great in that onesie.

  32. Liked both pages. We are planning a homebirth the beginning of Feb. I would love to watch all the movies and have that cute onesie before baby comes :)

  33. Woohoo, awesome giveaway! Already a “fan” of both on facebook! Would love to have this to share with my midwife clients.

  34. I love B.O.B., during my pregnancy I was able to show the video to friends and family and they were able to see things from a new perspective!!! I’d love to be able to share the 2nd one and inform so

    many others about their birth options…

    Liked both pages as well :)

  35. Would love to win this! TBBB was amazing and inspired me to have a waterbirth at home! Greatest experience in the world thank you for making these movies!

  36. I love the Business of Being Born! It was what ultimately made me decide on a natural birth and it was the greatest decision I’ve ever made. I look forward to sharing with my pregnant friends.

  37. We love the business of being born!!! I am a certified baby planner and have been spreading the word about this incredible movie. I would love to have this movie so that I can share it with others so that we may educate others so that they may make the right decision for them when it comes to their birth plan! I liked both pages so please consider me :) fingers crossed!

  38. Wow! What a great giveaway! I loved the first movie and recommend it to every pregnant woman i meet. I am very excited for the new documentary and can’t wait to watch it. This would be such a great addition to my doula material. Thanks!

  39. I just shared this giveaway via FB. I know so many people are dying to win this. I think it is such a great way to educate and inform woman about birth and I love how so many of the comments are about using the material as tools to share with others! Good luck to everyone!

  40. I am studying to become a Doula, so this would be a wonderful addition to my lending library for new parents! I liked both pages on FB! Love the work Mothering Mag is doing as well as The Business of Being Born, we have to do our own due diligence and these videos are great resources for new parents!

    Thank you for all the work you do.

  41. I have marked my calendar for Feb 7th and can’t wait to see this. I have sent this out to all my friends on Facebook. I’m hoping to win this and share with all my preggo friends and those who are thinking in the future of becoming preggo! 😉

  42. That book was very eye opening. It’s the reason I decided to give birth naturally in a birth center. I’d love to have an autographed copy and to see the movie.

  43. I would absolutely love to win this! I’m starting my training soon to become a doula and I would love to add this to my ever-growing library! I love the idea of sharing this with so many other mothers and those important to them :)

    Liked both pages and shared on FB!

  44. I like both pages, this would be a great birthday present (Jan 12th is my birthday :))!! Stacie Robinson, EDD March 12 2012, mama of an 18 month old

  45. Oh, I am liking these pages and passing the message on to all my contacts! Fingers crossed I am the winner! Thank you for this contest.

  46. 3 months ago, after 32 hours of labor, Zimrah Tovah was born free in our living room. Even as I watched her come out I couldn’t believe what was happening! The Business of Being Born encouraged me to make informed decisions about my body, labor, and delivery and to choose the kind of birth that was right for us.

    My husband calls me his hero.

    I can’t wait to see the new episodes!!

  47. I love to win this so that I can inform more of my mommy friends about giving birth naturally. It can be done! One c-section then one natural vbac!

  48. So excited about the movie on VBAC as I’m planning to have a home vbac in May. I love the documentary and am looking forward to seeing the new ones.

  49. I’ve always liked mothering & The Business Of Being Born on Facebook & otherwise :) Looking very much forward to this film. Thank you.

  50. Awesome. I am rethinking my choices for my second birth, but I am scared… I think this would give me some inspiration.

  51. Was already a fan of Mothering, just liked The Business of Being Born on fb and about to re-post this link.

    My daughter Celeste was born at home with a wild mane of hair in October! Thank you to mothering and to the ladies involved with this project for getting the info out there!

  52. Love this movie! I am in the middle of taking my childbirth class at my local Birth Center… preparing the next for our first little girl… And I hope I win this! This is the most amazing, informative movie and I am SO excited for the next set in the series to come out in February!!

  53. I’m anxious to watch More Business of Being Born! The “Born Free” onesie is so cute. I am proud to say that five of my children (including a set of twins) were all born at home!

  54. I have “liked” Mothering Magazine on facebook for a very long time… and as soon as I saw “The Business of Being Born” I “liked” it on facebook as well.

    Keep up the wonderful work, ladies!! It is SO GREAT to be better informed :)

  55. What an awesome giveaway! I already “like” both BOBB and Mothering on FB.

    I shared this as well.

    Thanks for the opportunity! :)

  56. I love when I don’t have to do anything that’s not already done to be part of a contest! Great giveaway! Would love this in my library of resources!

  57. Loved the original and have been anticipating all of the new ones. I liked the business of being born on facebook and already was a fan of mothering on facebook. Thanks for the chance to win the set. :)

  58. I’m a physician. My first child was born in a hospital, and while things went fine, I was frustrated by the constant struggle to make things happen the way I indicated I preferred, the way supported by evidence. I am now confidently planning a home birth and appreciate Rikki Lake’s efforts to normalize this.

  59. I’ve been a Facebook fan of Mothering and BoBB for years! I’m an independent childbirth educator and I would LOVE to win this prize pack to have all these materials in my lending library for clients. I live in WV and we have one of the highest cesarean rates in the country. I *need* these for my clients!

  60. Like Mothering and BoBB on facebook. Thanks for the opportunity to enter this giveaway! BoBB was a huge help for me in figuring out how to voice my feelings about birth and led me to an incredible experience having my prenatal care with a midwife group for my second birth. Although I had to transfer into hospital care for my birth due to developing Cholestasis, I felt much calmer and prepared to fight for my VBAC. I’m so thankful for the increasingly mainstream attention Abby Epstein and Rikki Lake are bringing to our society’s desperate need to change the birth climate in the US!

  61. I would really like to win so I can share all this great info to my non-supporting family in my decision for a homebirth

  62. I purchased The Business of being Born when I found out I was pregnant about a year ago. I started lending it to friends to help educate woman on the subject. I’ve now bought 3 copies to give to mothers/mothers-to-be.

    I love it, it’s a good start to opening the conversation of birth and what it’s like in America and what it COULD be like. I’m now starting the process of becoming a childbirth educator and doula. I’m looking forward to to watching More Business of being Born to see what else they have for us!

    Thanks for bringing the topic into mainstream media! Keep up the good work!

  63. Liked on Facebook and was a fan of Mothering a long time ago! Just had my 2nd homebirth 4 months ago and wouldn’t have it any other way!!!

  64. Crossing my fingers to win this. I have a good friend that is a doula/birth educator and I would donate these to her after watching them. She would be able to reach many couples with this info.

  65. I like them both! I need to convince my husband that the hospital is not as great as he thinks they are for delivering a baby!

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