On The Avenue

Avenue Moment: Rachel Roy on giving birth in Manhattan

Thursday, December 2, 2010
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Rachel Roy, fashion designer:


“When I was pregnant with my first daughter, Ava, who is now 10, I could not afford to live in Manhattan. But I made sure to get a doctor in Manhattan, and drove into the city for all her pre-natal appointments so she could have a New York birth certificate. That was very important to me. My mom was telling me, “You know what? When you go into labor, you are not going to care which hospital you deliver in. You’re going to be in so much pain and you will just want to go to the hospital that is closest to you.” But no, when my water broke, I drove over the bridge to Manhattan. It was that important to me because I love New York, and I wanted to give that to my daughter on her birth certificate.”



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