15 April 2008

Cate Blanchett: new baby

All of Australia is abuzz with the news that Cate Blanchett, who only yesterday gave birth to her third son, Ignatius, is still slated to attend the 2020 Summit this weekend, just six days later.

There has been plenty of talk about Blanchett's promise to co-chair the creative Australia panel following her latest birth as being 'too soon' to be engaged in activity which I think is ridiculous.

Most women who give birth 'normally' without complication recover very quickly. There is no reason why Cate can't get on her with life like any other person. No doubt that a new baby will challenge a good night's sleep but the idea that she should lock herself because she has just given birth is preposterous! Besides women who give birth in most hospitals these days get discharged within 24 hours so there is no reason to believe that birth should be treated like an illness.

Source: http://www.smh.com.au/news/national/2020-summit-still-blanchetts-baby/2008/04/14/1208025090843.html

1 comment:

AvoidTheRedShoes said...

Doesn't sound like a big deal. She probably won't even miss any time with her new son while at the event, since newborns sleep the majority of the 24 hour day.

 
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