I get to go out tonight! And be amongst other grown ups! I am very very excited. And I get to see a movie! Oh the joy!
Synopsis: In 2001, actress Ricki Lake gave birth to her second child with the assistance of a certified nurse midwife (CNM) in her home bathtub. She made the choice for a home birth after she experienced unwanted medical interventions while delivering her first child at a hospital birthing center. Ricki succeeded in giving birth on her own terms and the experience was so unexpectedly empowering and life-changing that she felt every woman should know what they could be missing out on. Ricki approached filmmaker Abby Epstein to collaborate on a film that would examine birth culture in America, and ask questions about the way American women have babies.
Courtesy of Conscious Birth Summit 2008 at the Iowa City Public Library.