Natural Living Des Moines

The Business of Being Born by naturaldsm
October 10, 2007, 12:09 pm
Filed under: Birth, Community, Events

Simul-posting at all my blogs. 🙂

Central Iowans have an opportunity next month to see an awesome film about childbirth in America – The Business of Being Born is a movie about the business of childbirth in this country. In the film, actress and former talk show host Ricki Lake and filmmaker Abby Epstein draw on their personal experiences in exploring The Business of Being Born.

This 85-minute long documentary follows clients of NY midwife Cara Muhlhahn as they consider their birth choices. The film includes interviews with well-known advocates for physiological birth including: Dr. Michel Odent, an OB/GYN and author of The Caesarean; Susan Hodges, President of Citizens for Midwifery; and Dr. Robbie Davis-Floyd, PhD in Medical Anthropology and author of Birth as an American Rite of Passage.

The Business of Being Born debuted in April 2007 at the Tribeca (NY) Film Festival, receiving a standing ovation, and will have a very limited release in 11 large cities. You can bet Des Moines is not one of those cities. BUT! You can catch a sneak preview hosted by ICAN of Central Iowa.


Schedule for the evening

6:00 PM: Doors open for a meet and greet and book signing with Jennifer Block author of Pushed. (Books will be available for sale–cash or check only–for $20)

7:00 PM: “The Business of Being Born”

8:30 PM: Comments and Question and Answer session with Ms. Block

Ticket Information
Advanced tickets will be $8 each (two for $15). To order tickets in advance:

Click HERE for a mail-in form (paying by check, money order or cash).

Or click HERE to order online (paying by credit card or Paypal).

Or you can purchase tickets from me.

All orders have a will-call pick up option or may be mailed to you.

Tickets at the door the night of the show will be $10 each.


For more details

Please visit the following sites for more information on the movie “The Business of Being Born” and the author Jennifer Block:

“The Business of Being Born” website

Author Jennifer Block

Jennifer Block’s Book Pushed


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