There are a few different reactions I've noticed when I mention the birth documentary The Business of Being Born with Ricki Lake and Abby Epstein. That film changed my view on birth completely is one. I wish I saw that film before I had kids is another. And of course there are people who thought it was amazing or they want to shove it where the placenta came from. Some have never even seen it. I personally think it's something everyone should watch ... again and again.
There's now a follow-up film called More Business of Being Born and it's got natural birth advocates (and empowered women everywhere) very excited. It's a film for anyone who has ever thought of being pregnant, is pregnant, was pregnant, or is a big supporter of women's health and wants them to trust their bodies. Check out a sneak peek ...
This trailer is from Special Deliveries: Celebrity Mothers Talk Straight on Birth -- it comes out in August featuring the celebrity moms seen here including Laila Ali, Gisele Bundchen, Cindy Crawford, Alyson Hannigan, Melissa Joan Hart, Kellie Martin, Alanis Morissette, Molly Ringwald, and Christy Turlington-Burns.
More Business of Being Born is a four-part DVD series that includes Special Deliveries along with Down on the Farm: Conversations With Legendary Midwife Ina May Gaskin coming out this month. Ina May! I can't wait to see this part, which not only features Gaskin, but Kimberly Williams-Paisley, who got to know The Farm's famous Midwives during her pregnancy.
Ricki and Abby are raising money to fund the project -- you can learn all about that on their Kickstarter page. But essentially the grassroots-style releases are starting this month. You can find a viewing spot near you on My Best Birth. Or you can wait for all four parts to be released on October 11, 2011.
Will you be watching?