Photo Credit: Courtesy Ricki Lake
In 2008, Ricki Lake shed light on the topic of giving birth by creating a documentary called The Business of Being Born. The film explored the different methods of childbirth, including midwives, natural birth and epidurals, and got people talking about an important (and often controversial) subject.
Now, the engaged mom of two (who's competing on the upcoming season of Dancing with the Stars and has a new talk show in the works) has re-teamed with director Abby Epstein to create a follow-up four-part DVD series, More Business of Being Born. The series features interviews with celebrity moms -- including Alanis Morissette (pictured), Gisele Bundchen, Cindy Crawford, Melissa Joan Hart and Alyson Hannigan -- about their birthing choices and offers even more information for expectant mothers.
More Business of Being Born will be available on DVD in November -- but starting Sept. 13 viewers can rent the series online for a limited time. Part 2, Special Deliveries: Celebrity Mothers Talk Straight on Birth, is now available on TheBusinessofBeingBorn.com.
Though The Business of Being Born focused on the benefits of home births, Lake wants to make it clear that she's not pushing that method on all moms. "I am promoting choice, not home birth," she told iVillage in July. "It’s about mothers feeling comfortable and safe, and making informed choices."
Watch a clip from the documentary below!