First, she made a documentary called The Business of Being Born, in which she gave birth in her bathtub at home. Now labor-and-delivery know-it-all Ricki Lake has written Your Best Birth with Abby Epstein, called “a wonderful and constructive approach to ensuring an optimal birthing experience.” You know what my idea of an optimal birthing experience is? Ether — and keep it coming, like many of our mothers enjoyed while working a bowling ball out of their vagina. And yes my childbirth tell-all, My Placenta or Yours, will be out this fall and comes with at at-home epidural kit and post-birth martini shaker in either blue or pink! Lake and Epstein read and talk contractions.

Tue., May 12, 7 p.m., 2009

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