Monday, May 2, 2011

Mariah Carey Gives Birth to Twins…So What?

Now I will tell you right off the bat that I am NOT a Mariah Carey fan, although I do enjoy her singing and her hit songs (in the 90’s).

The “I’m not pregnant, I may be pregnant” games she has been playing in the media for the last few years, have turned me off.  Yes, she’s famous and all, and yes, she has tremendous talent, but I refused to buy into specializing the news of whether or not Mariah Carey’s womb is occupied.

Women’s wombs have been filled and emptied for centuries upon centuries, and it is as of late the right to birth the way nature intended has come into play.

Everyday women fight against false child birth information. They fight against fear and fear tactics launched against them. They fight against a commercialized and capitalistic industry intent on making a buck off of their pregnant and laboring backs. Mariah Carey, I fully admit to my assumption, probably had the standard, Americanized birth is not special in birthing her twins, which were (another admitted assumption) conceived with some help. Why should she be admired for having twins? Because she’s rich, famous, pretty and can carry a tune?

I’ve followed women on Twitter, sharing their birth stories as it happens, who have blogged their home births live, courtesy of TheFeministBreeder. Now THAT is someone who deserves a standing ovation! She has my utmost admiration. Ricki Lake who discovered My Best Birth based on her own natural, home birth, has separated herself from the celebrity pack that continues to contribute to the falsehoods of standardized maternal care. She used her celebrity status to her advantage and created a documentary, The Business of Being Born.  That is something I admire and respect!

When all is said and done, let me offer my “congrats” and “lations” to the happy couple. Babies, in whatever manner they are born, ARE special, whether or not their mothers can carry a tune.

4 comments:

  1. I am so happy for Mariah and Nick! It was so sad when she told her story about her miscarriages! I guess that's why they were so "hush-hush" about the past pregnancy (or not) rumors... I wonder whats she's named the beautiful bundles of joy!

    Have an amazing day! Very lovely blog!

    XO Shar!

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  2. Hey there! I agree that what Rikki Lake has done is incredible. And you're right! All babies are special little miracles. Thanks for linking up with us at the "Sit & Relax" Weekend hop last week! Sorry it's taken me so long to get here! I'm following you now.

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  3. Thanks for joining Feed Me Friday, I am following you back. Hope you join us again this week!

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  4. @Shar

    You may be right about the coy behavior.

    The point of my post is I'm simply tired of seeing famous people glorified in doing something that many brave women do daily.

    All women need to be celebrated.

    I'm following a mom on Twitter who is bravely sharing her recent birth experience of her baby who is in the intensive care unit. My heart breaks for her!

    Thank you for your input!

    @Michelle

    Thanks for following!

    @Liz
    Thanks for following back! Hoping everyone has a wonderful and peaceful week.

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