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Pregnant in America

March 31, 2007

I’ve just learned of a new documentary film I’m anxious to see, “Pregnant in America,” which purports to take on the childbirth industry and its medicalized approach to pregnancy, labor, and delivery, and is expected to be released sometime this year. From the film’s website:

“Pregnant in America examines the betrayal of humanity’s greatest gift–birth–by the greed of U.S. corporations. Hospitals, insurance companies and other members of the healthcare industry have all pushed aside the best care of our infants and mothers to play the power game of raking in huge profits.

His wife pregnant, first-time filmmaker Steve Buonaugurio sets out to create a film that will expose the underside of the U.S. childbirth industry and help end its neglectful exploitation of pregnancy and birth.

Pregnant in America is the controversial story of life’s greatest miracle in the hands of a nation’s most powerful interests.”

View the trailer:

[Hat tip to The Lactivist]

2 Comments leave one →
  1. February 4, 2009 11:03 pm

    Hi The film is now available on dvd at http://www.pregnantinamerica.com.

    Rachel Can I send you a copy?

  2. February 5, 2009 9:38 am

    Betsy,
    Yes, please! I’ll send you an email.

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