Watch: The Business Of Being Born — A Must-See Documentary For Expectant Parents

by Dr. Ben Kim

on July 15, 2015

If you are an expectant parent and want to familiarize yourself with the advantages of giving birth at home, I recommend that you view a documentary called The Business of Being Born (see player). While the makers of this documentary have a strong bias against hospital births, they ask viewers to consider questions that every expectant parent ought to seek answers to before making a decision on where to give birth; some examples of such questions are:

  • Why does the U.S. have the second-worst newborn death rate in the developed world?
  • Why are more than 40 percent of the deliveries done in some New York hospitals Caesarean sections?
  • Why, according to a study, are the peak hours for Caesarean procedures at 4 in the afternoon and 10 at night?

Read more about The Business of Being Born here.