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Ricki Lake was the guest co-host, and they talked for most of their opening segment about doulas and homebirth and how birth inthe US is a big business, and how Ricki is a Doula now. It was fantastic! Ricki is also the producer of a new movie that got rave reviews at the TriBeCa film festival all about birth in the us. Did anyone catch the name of it?
 

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The Business of Being Born<br><br>
the plot description<br><br>
While the United States has perhaps the most advanced health care system in the world, it also has the second-highest infant mortality rate of any industrialized nation, and many have begun to question conventional wisdom regarding the way obstetricians deal with childbirth. While midwives preside over the majority of births in Europe and Japan, fewer than ten percent of American mothers employ them, despite their proven record of care and success. How do American doctors make their choices regarding the way their patients give birth, and who is intended to benefit? Director Abby Epstein and producer Ricki Lake offer a probing look at childbirth in America in the documentary The Business of Being Born, which explores the history of obstetrics, the history and function of Midwives, and how many common medical practices may be doing new mothers more harm than good. The Business of Being Born was screened as part of the 2007 Tribeca Film Festival. ~ Mark Deming, All Movie Guide
 

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I always liked RL <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink"> .
 

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That's great!!<br><br><div style="margin:20px;margin-top:5px;">
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I got to preview the first 20 min of the documentary at a childbirth conference last week and it looks FABULOUS! It sold out at TriBeca. It was also nice to see that my midwife is the one profiled at the beginning of the documentary. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
I heard Ricki was on there but didn't see it. What did Elizabeth have to say about it?
 

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I refuse to watch this show, but I'm curious about this as well.
 
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