03 May 2007

pregnant in america


Why are 98% of babies in America born in hospitals? How come 66% of hospital revenue comes from childbirth? I read about Pregnancy in America earlier in the year but just revisited the website and I have to say that I think it will be one of the most riveting films about childbirth and pregnancy in America to date. I watched the trailer and literally had goosebumps. Watch it for yourself and tell all of your friends: http://pregnantinamerica.com

This is how the director describes the film:

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.



2 comments:

Anonymous said...

there is also a similar film about birth in Brazil called "born in Brazil"
http://imaginingourselves.imow.org/pb/Story.aspx?id=1028&lang=
cheers
Monica

Daphne said...

Not good at all really, is it!

 
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