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Ricki Lake Reacts To Doctors’ Statements On Home Births

Actress Ricki Lake, the Producer of The Business of Being Born, a documentary based on the benefits of home birth and midwifery care, has recently been put in the middle of a conflict between the ACOG (The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists) and the AMA (American Medical Association).

Ricki’s documentary features footage of her home birth of son Owen, now 7. Lake is accusing doctors’ groups of targeting her strong views on the benefits of midwifery care and home births.

The dispute started with a recent statement from the ACOG,

“much attention in the media by celebrities having home deliveries” and pointing to a January Today show segment in which Ricki discussed her film and Owen’s birth.

Ricki has explained numerous times that she is neither “anti-doctor, nor “anti-hospital”. Lake, 39, told the Associated Press that she simply wants to raise awareness for women,

“Home birth was around long before hospitals were taking over – and I just think women need to know (the information) so that they can make the best choice for them.”

The AMA issued a statement last month in support of the ACOG’s official recommendation,

“The safest setting for labor, delivery, and the immediate post-partum period is in the hospital.”

In reaction to these statements, Ricki responded that her agenda is to provide choice for women,

“It’s scary that both (the ACOG and the AMA) have sort of targeted me. And, you know, I’m all about choice. This is not unlike the abortion issue. I am pro-choice when it comes to childbirth and choices in birth.”

Ricki feels that both parties have missed the point of the documentary, which is expressing that all women should have a choice of what environment they would like to give birth in.

In regards to her own home birth, Ricki said it was an incredible experience,

“[I was] empowered, I was transformed and I would love for women to have had that opportunity”

Ricki’s first son Milo,10, was born in the hospital, and Owen,7, was born at home.

Source: People

Photo: Babytalk Magazine via Ok! Magazine, May 23

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Rumor: Jamie Lynn Spears Having C-Section Tomorrow

Rumor: Jamie Lynn Spears Having C-Section Tomorrow

The National Enquirer is reporting that Jamie Lynn Spears, 17, has a scheduled c-section tomorrow, June 19, due to her baby’s breech position.

Jamie will have the entire family by her side, along with boyfriend Casey Aldridge, when she delivers at Mississippi Southwest Regional Medical Center, McComb Miss.

It’s also rumored that Jamie Lynn and Casey will name their daughter a combination of both their names – Cailynn or Cassie.

Source: National Enquirer

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Jennifer & Violet Are Ready For Summer!

Jennifer Garner and Violet are gearing up for summer just like the rest of us. The happy pair made a stop at CVS in Pacific Palisades last week, where they picked up noodles and beach toys.

Photo: FAME

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    Camila Gets Pampered @ Ona Spa

    Camila Gets Pampered @ Ona Spa

    Camila Alves, was spotted leaving Ona Spa in Los Angeles today. The mom-to-be looks radiant and is expecting her first child with boyfriend Matthew McConaughey this month.

    Photos: Bauer-Griffin

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    Charlotte Church Expecting Again!

    Charlotte Church and her rugby player boyfriend, Gavin Henson, are expecting another child together, the singer and talk show host announced today.

    The couple released the following statement:

    “Charlotte Church and Gavin Henson are delighted to announce that they are expecting another baby. The couple are thrilled, as are their immediate families. Meanwhile, Charlotte has confirmed that she will fulfill her commitment to Channel 4 to present the third series of The Charlotte Church Show in July and August of this year.”

    Charlotte gave birth to a baby girl, Ruby Megan Henson, in September of ’07. She has since advocated for young women to consider breastfeeding.

    Congrats to Charlotte & Gavin!

    Source: Perez Hilton

    Photo: Bauer Griffin

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    Brangelina To Adopt Another Boy?

    Even though Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt are about to welcome twins into the world at any moment, OK! has learned that the power-couple plan to adopt a baby boy from Ethiopia,

    “Angie and Brad have wanted an African boy for the last couple of years,” a source told OK!. “They were initially going to have that adoption follow the addition of Pax last year, but that all changed when Angie got pregnant with twins last fall.”

    Julie Neal Pitt, Brad’s sister, was even looking into adoption. When Julie was looking to adopt, Angelina directed her to the same African orphanage where she found Zahara in 2005. And, according to sources, the two had planned to adopt together at the same time,

    “Angelina was pretty far along in the process of adopting a beautiful baby that captured the couple’s heart when she and Brad got the surprise of their life and found out they were expecting,” the source revealed.

    Source: OK Magazine

    Photo: OK Magazine

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