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.