The actress and producer of the recent documentary The Business of Being Born is firing back at the national group in light of its pointed criticism of the idea of employing midwives and having babies at home rather than in a hospital—an option that worked for Lake when she welcomed her second son in The message of the film is about having all the choices in birth, it's about getting information and being empowered. The AMA has adopted a resolution passed by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists stating that "the safest setting for labor, deilvery, and the immediate post-partum period is in the hospital, or a birthing center within a hospital complex, that meets standards jointly outlined by the American Academy of Pediatrics and ACOG.
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Audiences got their first look at Ricki Lake as an overweight teen with two-tone hair in her breakout role, Hairspray But then she grew up, lost the Aqua Net and baby fat, and emerged a perky--in every way! Audiences could dive into lovely Lake every day from to as they got their fill of dysfunctional relationships and out-of-control teens on her titular talk show.
And thanks to that distinct point of view, the movie inspires strong feelings, both positive and negative. Women deserve to feel more agency from this process, they say, not less. It serves as a nice counterpoint to all the ecstatically successful homebirths that preceded it, reminding the viewer that sometimes, only a c-section will get the job done safely.
Actress and former talk show host Ricki Lake has turned executive producer for the documentary The Business of Being Born, which will debut at the Tribeca Film Festival. Huffington Post asked her some questions. Right now my life feels completely surreal.
Former talk show host Ricki Lake has taken the sharing of baby pictures and videos to a whole new level. For the new documentary, The Business of Being Bornwhich is described as. A candid and eye-opening documentary, in which director Abby Epstein and producer Ricki Lake explore and question the way American women have babies.
It's a buoyant spring afternoon, and in a comfortable hotel lobby in Manhattan, actress and former talk show host Ricki Lake is talking episiotomies. It might sound like too much information, but that disclosure is nothing for those who have already caught a screening of "The Business of Being Born," the documentary about midwifery and home birth that had premiered the night before this conversation at the Tribeca Film Festival. Epstein, who directed the movie, and Lake, who executive-produced it, have included vivid footage of their own labors and deliveries in the project, along with those of several other mothers.
Actress and former talk show host Ricki Lake has turned executive producer for the documentary The Business of Being Bornwhich will debut at the Tribeca Film Festival. Huffington Post asked her some questions. What's it like to premiere your film at the Tribeca Film Festival?
And the former Hairspray actress made it clear that she was not trying to force the idea of homebirths on to women, despite being filmed giving birth in a bathtub at her home. It can't get any more intimate than that. Ricki was invited to Dublin to be the keynote speaker at the The Joy of Birth conference tomorrow.