New mum Evan Rachel Wood has expressed gratitude to American Tv talk show host Ricki Lake for educating her about different types of childbirth.

The Wrestler star, who welcomed a son with husband Jamie Bell on Monday (29Jul13), credits Lake's documentary, The Business of Being Born, for giving her choices other than traditional childbirth.

In a post on Twitter.com on Tuesday (30Jul13) the Ides of March star wrote, "I have to say thank you Ricki Lake for your inspiring documentary 'the business of being born.' I never knew I had a choice when it came to labor. It taught me so much & aided my decision in having a natural home birth which my son & I are now forever grateful for."

Lake has since responded, writing, "You are so welcome. Overjoyed to hear you had a positive birth experience & a beautiful son!"