I am not judging, BUT, maybe a little.
After reading an interview that past bumpwatch mom Tamar Braxton Herbert gave with Flaunt magazine, in which she says no one told her that she may not immediately bond with baby, I am concerned that several celebrity women do little to ZERO research on pregnancy before getting knocked up. Then, during the 40 weeks of pregnancy, they must be too busy being famous to read about it and about what to expect after the baby.
Herbert, who gave birth to son Logan this June and who honestly admits that she hated pregnancy said, “I didn’t instantly connect with my baby, and no one told me this was common.”
I guess I come from that world of first-time-moms who joined bulletin board communities, read every piece of commentary, article or book about pregnancy and babies while pregnant with my first kid. I knew all the various conflicting theories on nursing, attachment parenting styles, baby wearing, and all of the symptoms of pregnancy, and post-partum.
So when I listen to radio interviews with Amber Rose and her husband Wiz Khalifa and learn how clueless they are about babies….
….or see Beyonce wearing hard-soled shoes on Baby Blue given all that research about how toddlers learning to walk should stick with bear feet of soft bottomed shoes…
…or hear Rachel Zoe seemingly be clueless to the fact that food aversions are common in pregnancy….
I realize that they’re like a lot of people, I guess, that don’t take time to learn about what their bodies will undergo during pregnancy, neither educate themselves on the basics of infant care before baby arrives.
I suppose it is a symptom of a culture or the privileged class who already know in advance that they will rely on a private mother-baby nurse or nanny to care for their baby during the very early years and don’t need to take the time to learn it themselves.
It is quite interesting. And yeah, I am judging. Sue me!