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About The Movie

From executive producers Ricki Lake and Abby Epstein (The Business of Being Born), this topical new documentary, directed by Brigid Maher, examines a growing shift in the birthing industry: the rise of Caesarean sections. With C-section rates dangerously over 30% in America, are midwives the solution? In recent years, the idea of a “collaborative care” practice where doctors and midwives manage women’s care together has begun to gain traction. Research has demonstrated that collaborative care models produce better outcomes for mother and baby, including fewer C-sections. This moving and urgent film provides an intimate lens into how midwives across the country work within and better the hospital system, redefining how the US looks at the birthing process.


THE MAMA SHERPAS - Deluxe Package

Get The Mama Sherpas feature film PLUS over 30 minutes of bonus footage featuring the incredible midwives, doctors and families we meet in the movie!

THE MAMA SHERPAS - The Feature Film

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The Mama Sherpas on DVD

Get your very own copy of Mama Sherpas on DVD. Includes over 30 minutes of bonus features! Mastered by Kino Lorber!

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