More Business of Being Born is the follow-up to Ricki Lake and Abby Epstein's original docu-series, The Business of Being Born. In November, SheKnows was fortunate enough to interview Ricki Lake, along with other celeb moms featured in the series, including Cindy Crawford, Kimberly Williams-Paisley and Christy Turlington Burns.
Ricki Lake was changed for the better after her second birth experience. "The original reason we made The Business of Being Born was because I wanted other women to have access to the information that I didn't have the first time around," Lake told SheKnows. "I had to put my privacy (and vanity!) aside to include the video footage of my home birth in our first film."
"But I knew it was important for other women to see birth as a natural event. Most of our images of childbirth are women constrained to hospital beds and hooked up to a variety of different tubes and IVs," Lake continued. "But we are not sick when we're pregnant, and birthing women should not be treated like 'patients' if they are low risk and healthy. So I think my own experience was so enlightening and transformative on so many levels -- it seemed like I had a responsibility to share that with other women."
In 2007, Lake teamed up with Epstein and The Business of Being Born was, well, born! They followed that up with More Business of Being Born, which was released in November 2011.
on HuffingtonPost.com and MyBestBirth.com at 6 p.m. Pacific on March 5.
Featuring a huge lineup of celebrity moms -- Laila Ali, Gisele Bundchen, Cindy Crawford, Alyson Hannigan, Melissa Joan Hart, Kellie Martin, Alanis Morissette, Christy Turlington-Burns and Kimberly Williams-Paisley -- Special Deliveries is a collection of intimate birth stories from a diverse group of mothers.
Whether they chose to deliver at a hospital, home or birthing center, these heartfelt and humorous testimonies speak to the lasting power of the birth experience. True inspiration for any mother-to-be, this group of women trusted their bodies and intuitions, taking responsibility for their birth decisions even when things didn't go according to plan. None of these well-known and courageous women has ever spoken on the record in such compelling detail.
You can watch the screening at 6 p.m. Pacific and participate in the Q and A with Lake, Epstein and special guests from the film including Kellie Martin following the film beginning at 7:10 p.m. Viewers are encouraged to ask questions and engage in conversation with Lake, Epstein and Martin by directing messages via twitter to @rickilake with #mbobb as the hash tag.
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