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post #21 of 52
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Originally Posted by wasabi
Meco she has been out and about that's true but as far as I've ever read she brings the baby with her. :
Yes, that's great, but you missed my point. My point was that she claimed many times throughout her pregnancy that she was going to disappear from the scene (if I am not mistaken--like her mother did? I could be wrong here.) and be a mother. She did not say anything about attending 1,000 movie premieres, gracing many magazine covers, attending other events, etc. She said disappear.

And you call that out and about, I call that still on the scene--whatever we call it, still not disappearing from the scene to focus on motherhood. All I did was point out the fact that she says one thing and does another.

And she did an interview for ABC In which she claimed her labor was 70 hours.....

To O. 60 hours....mmmm, I cannot find evidence either way...
post #22 of 52
I forgot to mention that she also blasted working women to the press...and she is not working???? Because correct me if I am wrong, but press is working.

There are a ton of links about the story b/c people were quite incensed over her insensitive comments..
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/pages/liv...n_page_id=1773

I cannot find anymore b/c my freaking computer is loading so slow! And the time just is not worth it...
post #23 of 52
Considering her current movie was made a very long time ago, it is quite possible some of her engagements are a result of previous contract...Apple was not exactly a planned pregnancy. And so what if she changed her mind on homebirth? Without DH's support, I about changed my mind about a drug-free birth the first time around! In the moment it can be hard, and if the people around you don't support your choice 100%, they can falter in the heat of the moment. Her story was she labored for about 60 hours before finally giving in to epidural...Apple was born about 8 hours later I think. She said she had planned a totally natural birth and never intended to have any drugs but in the end it was what was needed for her. I know people who have been in labor for days, and whether or not the medical model considers one "in labor" until 4cm dilation has no bearing on whether or not one is in intense pain prior to reaching that dilation, ykwim???
post #24 of 52
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Originally Posted by truebluexf
Considering her current movie was made a very long time ago, it is quite possible some of her engagements are a result of previous contract...
Sooo...her 20 articles about her motherhood were a result of previous contract before pregnancy? Wow, she must really be in tune with her future.
Her non-movie related appearances are contracted? Probably not. She has not just done movie related stuff.

But I am not sure I really care.

Missing *MY* point again (and the homebirth switcheroo was not my point at all b/c I have no issue with that)---ALL I was pointing out was that she said she would disappear and mother...and she has not...That is all. The point has been made many times. She ridiculed working mothers....Just seems a bit righteous to me, that's all.

Not my mothering role model that is for sure.

Oh, and I meant to add--BACK to Julia Roberts!!! I hope she does have the birth she wants. That would rock if she did.
post #25 of 52
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Originally Posted by CerridwenLorelei
"I am not fond of her..."
LOL! Nor am I. If true I think it unwise of her to make it public--I mean she wasn't even letting her belly be photographed until recently. If not true, it's a great way to throw off the press. I like the way Cindy Crawford did things---sort of quietly made her choices and then talked about it afterward. Maybe we can start a Julia pool....there's so many variables we could bet on....date, home or hosp., epi. or nat., c-sec. or vag., too bad we can't find out if she's gonna circ. or not...
post #26 of 52
Erika Badu (spelling??!) had a homebirth (I haven't had any homebirth's, I just saw Julia Robert's name and clicked on the thread,lol, love her movies..)
post #27 of 52
I wonder exactly what "homebirth" means in these situations, though, as these women can certainly afford to have all the "comforts" of the hospital brought into their homes. That's what I would be interested. And I am willing to bet they are mostly attended by doctors.

What do you think?
post #28 of 52
I believe she was talked into an induction b/c of baby's size? Hence the nixed homebirth plan. And she had an epidural after many hours of labor (according to the interview I read), but still managed to have a vaginal birth of her over 10 lbs. baby. That in itself is amazing.
post #29 of 52
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Sooo...her 20 articles about her motherhood were a result of previous contract before pregnancy? Wow, she must really be in tune with her future.
Her non-movie related appearances are contracted? Probably not. She has not just done movie related stuff.
It's actually a very good possibility that most, if not all, of these interviews and appearances are contracted. She very likely*has* to do a certain amount of press for her film, which she made before her pregnancy. You do realize that she can very easily take the baby with her to an interview, or even conduct interviews over the phone so that she doesn't even have to leave home. She can also bring the baby along to talk shows, photo shoots, etc. There's also a good possibility that cover photos for magazines were taken a long time ago. When she was on Oprah, they chatted about how you can end up on the cover of a magazine without ever even doing a photo shoot for them. As far as non-movie related experiences, I'm a pretty avid celeb junkie, and I've seen Gwyneth appear at all of two non-movie events since Apple was born. One was for a special award for her late father, and the other was in honor of her godfather, Steven Spielberg (and she brought Apple along for that one).

I've seen many more photos of Gwyneth holding Apple than I have of her using a stroller. She said on Oprah that she labored for some 70 hours and she really wanted to go all natural, but at 70 hours, they made her get an epidural. She's a huge advocate of breastfeeding, eating organic, and herbal medicine. She doesn't have a nanny, and she's obviously a very loving, caring mother.

I guess I'm just really confused as to why it's necessary to trash her or turn her into a bad mother. It's hard enough adjusting to being a new mom *without* being under the intense scrutiny of the media and the public. Yes, it's part of being a celebrity, but come on, why don't we support her and look up to her as a mother who embodies so many AP/NFL ideals instead of trying to focus on the negatives?
post #30 of 52
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Originally Posted by Mom2six
....but still managed to have a vaginal birth of her over 10 lbs. baby. That in itself is amazing.
I swear I read WAY too much today when "researching," but it was a 9 lb, 11 oz...not quite 10 lbs.
post #31 of 52
I guess I'm just really confused as to why it's necessary to trash her or turn her into a bad mother. It's hard enough adjusting to being a new mom *without* being under the intense scrutiny of the media and the public. Yes, it's part of being a celebrity, but come on, why don't we support her and look up to her as a mother who embodies so many AP/NFL ideals instead of trying to focus on the negatives?[/QUOTE]

LittleAugustBaby-- I totally agree. At least she is not completely ditching her kid like most celebrity moms do. I think Gwenyth, Cindy, Julia, and even Pam (who's also an avid spokesperson for PETA) should all be comended for the great job they are trying to do. And especially for not being shy about their aproach to parenting. I even know a girl who would not be breastfeeding if it wasn't for Cindy Crawford!
post #32 of 52
but back to Julia Roberts...

I wouldn't be surprised at all if she has a home birth. She also doesn't shave (well, I'm sure she does for movies, but not otherwise). There was a big hubbub a few years ago when she was waving at fans (in London?) and people saw her hairy pits. Oh, what an uproar.
post #33 of 52
Sorry, did not mean to offend any avid celeb fans....

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Originally Posted by littleaugustbaby
It's actually a very good possibility that most, if not all, of these interviews and appearances are contracted. She very likely*has* to do a certain amount of press for her film, which she made before her pregnancy.
you realize there are clauses, loopholes and such????? My mother is in a similar industry and things can change and mag articles are cancelled ALL the time....Believe it or not, contracts can be changed. She does not HAVE to do things. Sure a premiere here or there...

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You do realize that she can very easily take the baby with her to an interview, or even conduct interviews over the phone so that she doesn't even have to leave home. She can also bring the baby along to talk shows, photo shoots, etc.
Ummm, yes, did I say anything to contradict this. You apparently missed my point too. She said she would disappear, and it does not seem like she is........THAT IS ALL............I beginning to wish she would, I had no idea so many people were loving her so much. And got so defensive about her. WOW. Color me shocked.

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I've seen many more photos of Gwyneth holding Apple than I have of her using a stroller. She said on Oprah that she labored for some 70 hours and she really wanted to go all natural, but at 70 hours, they made her get an epidural. She's a huge advocate of breastfeeding, eating organic, and herbal medicine. She doesn't have a nanny, and she's obviously a very loving, caring mother.
Being that I am not a "celeb junkie," I cannot count the holding pics versus stroller pics...nor do I care. I am glad she does all the above, congrats to her...so do many other mothers. BUT THAT WAS NOT MY POINT!!!!!!!! I never said she was not a loving, caring mother (SHEESH, DOES EVERYTHING here need a disclaimer nowadays? everything has to be taken so personally? can nothing be snarky?????)

As for the nanny, the UK reports (and her baby just sits to the side while she spends hours interviewing and modeling for shoots??? and at premieres??? I do not know b/c I do not care) beg to differ but that is neither here nor there. B/C A nanny is not a bad thing if you need one.

[/QUOTE]I guess I'm just really confused as to why it's necessary to trash her or turn her into a bad mother. [/QUOTE]

I did not, missing my point again..........where did I or anyone say she is a bad mom??? I know nothing of her ACTUAL parenting skills.

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...why don't we support her and look up to her as a mother who embodies so many AP/NFL ideals instead of trying to focus on the negatives?
I guess I do not "look up" to celebs...I have real role models...I suppose part of me is turned off by celeb worship and the like--and that is a result of my feelings...And do you know her? How do you know she embodies all these ideals????? Just curious...

Not to be snarky, but seriously do not take it so personally. I just pointed out the obvious--it has been pointed out before in other threads, in the media. Don't shoot the messenger, sister!





BACK TO JULIA!!! Seriously! Intended home waterbirth!!!!!
post #34 of 52
I remember that. She looked so pretty and some skeazy photographer got apit shot and put it on the cover of People or something. The headline was along the lines of "EWWWWWW!!!! Julia doesn't shave. How unlady like!!" (or might as well have been).

I think with the amount of money she makes, Julia deserves to have some hairy armpits if she feels like it. Give the woman a break... thats what we're supposed to look like!

On the original topic... i really hope Julia does have a home water birth. But with twins esp., I can totally respect if her plan doesn't work out. At least she is making the effort.
post #35 of 52
Last post b/c I think this should be about about JULIA ROBERTS and her intended home waterbirth

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Originally Posted by lovelocks
At least she is not completely ditching her kid like most celebrity moms do.
So it is NOT ok to be snarky to new "AP" celeb mamas, but it is to judge ALL the rest of the celebs and say they ditch their kids???? WOW....contradiction in terms there, mama....

Since we know nothing about these people REALLY IRL (media distorts eh?), how can you make such a blanket statement? Maybe they are closet APers...

REALLY BACK TO JULIA. Since this *is* her thread.

I never watch TV, but I am interested in her appearance on Oprah and if she talks about her plans...Does anyone know if you can get transcripts??? It would be interesting to read!
post #36 of 52
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Originally Posted by meco
I swear I read WAY too much today when "researching," but it was a 9 lb, 11 oz...not quite 10 lbs.
I saw that too when I went and looked. I think the original reports had the baby at 10 lbs - maybe someone couldn't do that kilo to lbs conversion? Regardless, still an amazing feat in this day and age.

Editted to add: and I'm dubious about a homebirth with twins for Julia. Not that J.R. wouldn't be 'the homebirth type', but I think for any first-time mom it's a stretch to see that plan actually go through. I know it happens, but it is rare. Let's see if she makes it to term first, another rarity in the IVF/twins set.
post #37 of 52

wow...hot and heavy in the celeb baby gossip thread. fun!

We can't really tell who's "ditching" their kids and who's not can we? I mean, unless we call every working mom a ditcher. The thing about celebs is that their work is in front of the camera, so we see them on tv, mags, movies, etc. Other working mom's are invisible media-wise so we don't see them "ditching".

It's too hard (maybe impossible) to figure out what is media hype and the work of public relations people or what is the real deal (good parenting) based on what we see in the media. I guess the proof will be in the pudding---when the little star babies are all grown up.
post #38 of 52
I'm not necessarily a big fan of Gwyneth's and so I didn't read much about her while she was pg so I never heard anything about disappearing. I've only read a handful of things since her baby was born. In those they are always talking about both the baby and the movie she's promoting. I guess I don't see the harm in doing press that she agreed to previously. I don't look to celebs to help me make my parenting choices either but unfortunately some do. If she gets someone to consider a natural birth or bfing then great! Keep talking Julia, Gwyneth, Pamela!
post #39 of 52
WOW!! I am just wondering now if she really IS going to do it! I guess i will have to wait and hear!
post #40 of 52
One more thing about Gwenyth, I wonder if her statement about 'disappearing' meant not acting in so many movies. Up until now she has done several a year. Another thought was that she originally thought she would enjoy being cocooned at home with her baby but after she was born she realized that she was happier being out and about. Personally I like to stay in bed a few weeks after birth and have limited visitors, I totally stress out if there's too much going on. There are other women I know that just cannot do that. They feel very depressed staying at home after birth and feel much better running around visiting, doing errands, etc. starting a day or two after birth.

Regarding Julia, I hope however her birth happens it is beautiful and she loves it.
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