Lessee, 3pm, that means it's lunchtime on the Coast. Sorry.
Because she was concerned with the increasing frequency of Caesarian births at hospitals these days, Ricki Lake produced a documentary about the Delivery Industrial Complex which debuts this weekend at the Tribeca Film Festival. The Business of Being Born is directed by Abby Epstein, and shows several sets of parents "who decide to give birth on their own terms."
Lake is one of those parents. The home bathtub birth of her second child is featured in the film. But it's the quote from her plug for the film in New York Magazine that makes me wonder and/or shudder: "To this day, my assistant talks about how she had to clean up my bathtub afterward.”
So. Logistics? Is this all part of the Home Birth FAQ and thus, no big deal? Is the real issue here that Ricki Lake made her assistant do her doula's job [update from the comments: or her baby daddy's job?] in the first place?