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The Business of Being Born

What Ricki Lake Wants Women To Do For Each Other

Posted 11.18.2013 | Women

"I would love to live in a society where we women support each other and stop judging," Ricki Lake told HuffPost Live's Caitlyn Becker on Nov. 15. ...

Where Do Babies Comes From? Reviewing Ina May Gaskin's Birth Matters

Logan Nakyanzi Pollard | Posted 07.14.2012 | Books
Logan Nakyanzi Pollard

Ina May Gaskin has been delivering babies for nearly 40 years and her latest book, Birth Matters, A Midwife's Manifesta (Seven Stories) shows you how....

Birth in Brazil

Ricki Lake | Posted 05.07.2012 | Impact
Ricki Lake

The cultural fear is so intense that many Brazilian women are terrified of experiencing even the slightest contraction and believe that a vaginal birth will damage their bodies irreparably. Secondly, the physicians and pediatricians do not practice in groups and must be on call for their private patients 24/7.

Special Deliveries: Celebrity Moms Share Birth Stories

Ricki Lake | Posted 05.05.2012 | Impact
Ricki Lake

The media seems to focus exclusively on celebrity mothers' post partum exercise routines or nursery décor! Personally, I am not so interested in how fast so-and-so got back into shape after baby -- but I am REALLY interested in hearing about other women's births.

Ricki Lake On Impractical Baggage And Camping Gone Bad

Stacie Krajchir | Posted 05.02.2012 | Travel
Stacie Krajchir

"We came back from dinner and entire hotel room was infested with ants. They were in my toothbrush and it was absolutely disgusting."

Home Birth: A Real Alternative

Limari Colon | Posted 03.26.2012 | Impact
Limari Colon

Giving birth to my child naturally was not about politics, nor adventure. It was about what was best for both of us. I felt the need to protect our first moments together, to bond, and as a result of following my gut, I acquired a purpose in life.

Mothers Deserve Options

Ricki Lake | Posted 08.26.2011 | Impact
Ricki Lake

Why does it matter if a mother's prenatal visits are 10 minutes long or last more than an hour? Why does it matter if the care provider at her birth is someone she has built a trusting relationship with over 9 months or a stranger-on-call?

Women Speak Out About What's Gone Wrong with the United States Birthing System

Tabby Biddle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Tabby Biddle

Here is the reality: Hospitals are businesses. They want those beds filled and emptied. And there is something else you should know: Having a baby in a hospital might not be as safe as you thought.