Better to give birth to your baby at the hospital…or in your home? Co-producer/star Ricki Lake initiated the filming of this eye-opening documentary–during which director Abby Epstein happened to become pregnant–to contrast the experiences of women who deliver their children in a hospital environment with those who complete their pregnancies at home with the assistance of midwives.
Pregnant In America is the true story of Steve and Mandy Buonaugurio, a young, adventurous, expectant couple, who decide to take a daring and potentially dangerous approach to having their first child–outside the modern American medical system. What they learn about hospitals, doctors, insurance companies, midwives, and home birth as they travel across the United States and Europe interviewing experts and confronting birthing situations, exposes them to some shocking and disturbing realities about America¹s maternity care system and what is happening to women and babies. Ultimately, what they learn impacts on and alters the outcome of their own pregnancy.