Ricki Lake's documentary The Business of Being Born, which premieres at the Tribeca Film Festival, features footage of the sometimes-pudgy former talk show host birthing it up in her bathtub at home. Fine! But the reason she opted for home birth is that "some New York hospitals' Cesarean-section rate tops 40 percent." Huh? Not according to a 2005 report by NYC public advocate Betsy Gotbaum, whose research puts the city's overall Cesarean rate at a still-high 26.4%, with New York Hospital boasting the city's highest cesarean rate at 37.3%. But that's not the only aspect of Ricki's recent chat with NY mag that we're hoping is a bit of an exaggeration: "'To this day,' says Lake, 'my assistant talks about how she had to clean up my bathtub afterward.'" All together now: ewwwwwwwwwwwwww.
Talk-Show Host Gives Birth [NYM]
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