September 19th, 2016

CNNMoney Presents: This is Birth with Lisa Ling


The United States is the most expensive place in the world to give birth. CNN’s Lisa Ling explores how inconsistent healthcare legislation, income inequality and cultural shifts shape how we have children in America in a new CNN Digital series – This is Birth with Lisa Ling.

The latest CNN Digital series debuts across CNNMoney’s platforms on September 19 with all five episodes premiering at once. The video-led articles explore how women are waiting longer to have children and leveraging cutting edge technology to beat their biological clocks. From a Caucasian American woman giving birth to a Chinese couple’s baby, to midwives dedicated to empowering the underprivileged; Lisa talks to the people changing the birth industry.

Chapter 1: An OpEd by Lisa Ling – Why I Regret My Scheduled C-section
Chapter 2: It’s Not Home Birth Or Bust
Chapter 3: I Had A Baby With Eggs Frozen For Seven Years
Chapter 4: How I Had A Baby Without My Uterus
Chapter 5: Pregnancy Is Still Costing Women Their Jobs

The series is available at with a powerful, personal essay from Lisa, sharing details about her second pregnancy and why she regrets her decision to have a scheduled C-section earlier this year.

This is Birth will run concurrently with season 3 of Lisa’s CNN Original Series, This is Life.