A quick scan of the headlines this morning and I was surprised to read that model Gisele Bundchen is revealing where she gave birth to her son - at home, in the tub. Either whoever wrote it doesn't know "the dangers" of homebirth or thinks Gisele is a big girl who can make the decision for herself, because there were no criticisms, questions or raised eyebrows, just congratulations all around for the new mom and her husband, football player Tom Brady.
Not too pretty to push: Gisele does it her way.
Although it sounds like Gisele is no dummy - initial reports indicated that she had delivered the baby in a hospital, so who knows - maybe that was a tactical maneuver to fend off the anti- crowd so she could just enjoy her birth and her baby and be left alone in peace.
Perhaps it's still too early, but I haven't seen any criticisms from the AMA or anyone else about her decision. Perhaps they don't read the celebrity gossip pages to know that Ricki Lake isn't the only celebrity to give birth at home. Maybe they think we don't know how to read, or haven't figured out how to use the Google Search function.
I bet after this, in addition to banning homebirths, they'll want to ban bathtubs, too. You can never be too careful when advocating for a mother and child's safety, right?