24 July 2008

Matthew McConaughey: 'we' or 'she'??


Talk about two slow news days. Matthew McConaughey and his partner Camila Alves are on the cover of Ok! with their new baby, Levi. Not very whiz bang exciting but I am interested in the fact that Matthew is the focus of the article. Sure he's the 'celebrity' but she's the one that had the damn baby and very oddly, he answers most of the questions about the birth. Poor gal ended up with a caesar because the docs told her a cord around the neck was making it too dangerous to give birth 'naturally':

"We ended up having an epidural because, on the large contractions, the umbilical cord was being compressed. They went in and tried the vacuum. This is where I learned — and no one tells you this — but having a baby is a bloody, pukey, sweaty, primeval thing! And I mean that as a beautiful thing. It is wild. But the vacuum didn't work, and the doctor said, 'C-section.'


2 comments:

Julia said...

I hope you aren't faulting Camile Alves or whatever-her-name-is for having a c-section.

"Poor gal ended up with a caesar because the docs told her a cord around the neck was making it too dangerous to give birth 'naturally'"

I get it. I understand that "naturally" is the best way to go. But come on... when you're in labor and the doctor tells you the baby is in trouble and tells you to have a c-section, you can't fault a woman for agreeing to have the procedure. I sure hope you aren't faulting her. No one can predict what decision they might make in that situation.

Olivia said...

I don't see that comment as faulting Camila Alves. It seems more of a comment on the hospital model of care during birth. She trusted her doctor, and no one blames her for that. But, why doesn't the doctor trust natural birth?

 
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