And that point is: Does a woman have control over her laboring process or not? Do fathers (or others) have some "right" to be at a medical event where the physical and emotional well-being of the mother would (or should) be the important point? And why does this particular mom (who we know about because she's a celebrity--I'm sure non-celebrity moms experience this, only it doesn't get into US magazine) have to have her jerky ex at the birth of her child, the same guy who is fighting for custody of her two-year-old? So she can have lots of emotional distress, which messes up a normal labor? (I'm a bit touchy on this point, as my abusive ex made the birth of my daughter a very distressing experience, which lead to a stalled labor.) If you go to the link, lots of interesting comments, including HIPPA concerns.
Kelly Rutherford's Ex Learned of Daughter's Birth on the Internet
Tuesday June 9, 2009
Kelly Rutherford and Daniel Giersch on January 11, 2006.
Gossip Girl star Kelly Rutherford became a mom for the second time on Monday – but her ex is hardly celebrating.
The actress, 40, welcomed a daughter, Helena, in Los Angeles on Monday, an attorney for Rutherford's ex, German businessman Daniel Giersch, tells Usmagazine.com.
"We confirm the party's [Daniel Giersch] daughter, Helena, was born yesterday," lawyer Fahi Takesh Hallin told Us on Tuesday.
But a source tells Us the birth came as a surprise to Giersch, who is currently in midst of a heated divorce with Rutherford.
Giersch had filed paperwork to be notified when Rutherford goes into labor, says the source.
But the insider tells Us, "She failed to tell him and instead he found out this morning on the Internet."
Adds the source, "He was robbed of an opportunity to be at the hospital when his child is born. He is sad and disappointed."
After two years of marriage, Rutherford filed for divorce from Giersch in January - while pregnant with their second child.
The two have since engaged in a nasty war of words over who is the better parent as they continue to fight for custody of their son, Hermes, 2.
Asked at a May 22 hearing if she and Giersch could have an amicable relationship, Rutherford told reporters: "I don't see it."