The article itself is rather distasteful, though, I couldn't expect much more. I'm glad to hear of her birth plans, i've been wondering fora while. I tried to get a copy of People where they did her baby shower, hoping she'd talk about the birth but I went back to get one and found they were replaced with the new week. I'm not so sure about blessed Kabbalah water, but hey, Demi Moore only washes her hair with Evian water. She spends something like $40,000a year to pour wateron her tresses. Maybe Britney should take a hint and have an Evian birth. Think ofthe endorsement deals!
Seriously, I thought it kicked @ss that Julia Roberts was planning a home waterbirth for her twins. Didn't turn out that way (I had a feeling it wouldn't as soon as I heard), but it was great to see big headlines about the safety of waterbirth and the sanctity of birth itself. I hope that Britney has a beautiful, life-affirming birth experience. I hope it's blissed-out and that it changes her like it changes all women. I hope she grows up, though a slew of nannies and trainers might keep her immature. Shoot, I'd be a different personwith all that kind of "help", that's for sure!
When I found out she was pregnant, I actually wrote a letter to her about doulas and the power of birth. I never mailed it because I figured it wouldn't get to her. I wrote it in the hopes of telling her that being a young mama can be great and that birth is a view-shatting experience, to be savoredand treasured and fullyexperienced. I wish I'd mailed it. Maybe someone else did though since she's going the water route. The only sad thing is that she's probaly going the water route because waterbirth is "in" right now...BUT...I'm the Eternal Optimist and I say "Right on!". Waterbirth should always be in. Empowered birth should always be "in". So here's to Britney having an awesome birth. Ifwe're lucky they'll film it and it'll be on th einternet 24 hrs post-partum
Woudln't it be great to see a celebrity's rockin natural birth? Show people that eventhe posh and prissy can do it, so they can to! (**joking about a video being on the internet, please don't jump me**)
mama to Doodle (6), Butterfly (2), and Rythm (due at home 1/06)