Pregnant In America
Producer – 2007
After the birth of my first child in the US via c-section, I thought I’d never have another baby! Well lo and behold 3 and half years later I was pregnant again with my son Max. I soon found out my wonderful insurance company would not cover my pregnancy and I couldn’t find a mid wife who could afford the malpractice insurance in order for me to to a home birth. So off to Canada I went! Right about that time I met Steve and Mandy who were making a film about their own experience and I was invited to become a producer on their film PREGNANT IN AMERICA.
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.