Friday, June 22, 2012
No, I am not trying to keep up with a Kardashian. I am, however, very excited to see the news that Kourtney Kardashian may be attempting a water birth with her second child. The 32 year-old is still young enough to connect with the younger crowd of mothers and show them that nontraditional childbirth methods aren't just for granola-eating hippies. Yes, it is tacky that it may be yet another thing Kris Jenner wants to film it for ratings. However, I think it is wonderful that she wants to experience such a peaceful form of childbirth. I am by no means earthy-crunchy or any other stereotype attributed to those who prefer nontraditional births. With my first child, however, I had everything in place for a water birth attended by midwives at a freestanding birth center. However, my high blood pressure and worries about my health necessitated an induction in a hospital setting. By the time I got to the next baby, my husband put his foot down due to his own concerns and I had to give up my dream. If what Kourtney posted on twitter is true, for once in my life I will say kudos to a Kardashian!