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Monday, August 6, 2012

Water Birth Witness Etiquette

I just watched last nights episode of Keeping Up With the Kardashians and I am still giggling.  The episode is totally ridiculous (like the entire series) and features Bruce Jenner visiting a sleep clinic, Kris and the girls going to visit her mother in La Jolla and, wait for it, Kourtney and Khloe witnessing a water birth.  Yes, some soul actually let them come to her house and witness her giving birth in a blow up pool in her living room.  Pregnancy can make you do CRAZY things.  Sheesh.

So, the reason I am still giggling is that during the water birth, while Kourtney (the pregnant one) watches the woman labor and asks inane questions, Khloe (the only sensible one in the family) gets so uncomfortable that she starts cleaning the woman's kitchen and house.  I don't blame her...she isn't pregnant, she isn't interested in a water birth and she DOES.NOT.KNOW.THESE.PEOPLE, yet she is there for one of the most personal, intimate experiences one could have.  She does NOT know what to do with herself and is totally uncomfortable.  Seeing her put her head down and start cleaning cracks me up and I can't say I wouldn't do the same thing if put in that situation.

Meanwhile, Kourtney is front and center checking the whole process out and the poor laboring woman, who had no idea what she was in for (it was her first child), has to have the E! camera crew in her living room and Kourtney checking out her lady parts.  Oy!

There was a time when I myself was interested in and was prepping for a natural birth, which did not end up happening for a variety of reasons, but in the planning stages I did not even want my mother in the room for it, much less a camera crew and Kourtney Kardashian.  At least she didn't bring Scott with her...I can just imagine the inappropriate jokes and comments that he would have made during the entire process.

Knowing his antics, he would probably have tried to get into the birthing pool, just to try it out and see what it felt like.  Which leads me to wonder, if you buy your own water birthing pool and don't rent one, what do you do with it afterwards?  Do you keep it for your little one to paddle around in later in life?  Do you look at it with fond memories while it is stored in your basement or garage?  I bet most people rent, because really, what are you going to do with it?

Anyway, I loved Khloe's fight or flight instinct to remove herself from the situation and start cleaning and I am still chuckling over it.  Happy Monday y'all!

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