Synopsis by Josh Ralske
The lives of three first-time mothers are followed for two years after childbirth in the documentary, Baby I'm Yours. Robin is an acting teacher who puts her work on hold and devotes all of her time and energy to her baby girl. Her and her husband have a difficult time finding a pediatrician who shares -- or even respects -- their feelings about vaccinations. Robin has a hard time separating from her little girl, even for brief periods of time. She also chooses to nurse her child for a longer time than is the norm, and finds herself judged for that decision. Keelin is a corporate lawyer who, soon after giving birth to her son, Kane, takes a job as a tobacco litigator which requires her to leave the country regularly on business. She leaves most of the childcare to her husband, Alan, a teacher. She begins to show more interest in spending time with Kane when he gets a little older. Suzanna, a British woman living in the U.S., quickly hires a nanny, and goes back to her job on Wall Street. But eventually, her husband gets a high paying job that enables the couple to move to a country home in England, where Suzanna finds full-time mothering a strenuous job. Baby I'm Yours, directed by Wendy Ettinger, was screened at the 2003 Tribeca Film Festival before it aired on the Oxygen network.
behind-the-scenes, child-care, child-rearing, life-choices, mother, newborn, parent, pregnancy