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Hey Celebs, Stop Writing Pregnancy Books!

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Celeb moms: Just because you're a mom now, doesn't mean we can relate to your pregnancy or childbirth tips. We can't.

Nancy O'Dell

Television host Nancy O'Dell recently came out with a pregnancy tip book and she isn't the only one: Jenny McCarthy has written about her experience, so has Jaime Presley and British "glamour model" Katie Price, aka Jordan. First of all, we didn't realize that being famous automatically makes one a writer capable of penning a novel. Then again let's face it, the only reason you're getting a book deal is because you're on TV. How annoying.

Second, it's likely that only a teensy percentage of the population will experience pregnancy and childbirth the way you have: In case you didn't know, we do not have trainers working us out during or after pregnancy, we do not have cooks preparing the healthiest meal for us and baby, we do not have an unlimited budget to prepare our nurseries and we certainly aren't going to receive special treatment at the hospital, let alone rent out the entire wing of a maternity ward. The pregnancy weight will not "magically" drop off two weeks after delivering our babies and a little nip tuck slash c-section? In our world, that's unheard of. We will have to gain and lose and be at home with our new baby all day and also cook, do the dishes, do the laundry and make our own beds. Our pregnancy weight will now become part of our new bodies. After all, who has time for a workout with all the new responsibilities?

So. We aren't the same, in fact we are very very different. How could you think that writing a pregnancy book about the ups and downs, weight gain, boob bloat (as if they're not already swollen from the silicone inside) is something we can relate to. What, you weren't able to get your monthly Botox during pregnancy? Awe.

Lastly, a "normal" new mom wouldn't have time to pen a book less than a year after a baby's born, go on a book tour while still holding down your daytime television job. That just shows ya, our lives are laughably different and therefore we really have no use or interest in your pregnancy tips. Sorry.

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Gigohead  April 16, 2009, 6:55 AM

Believe it or not, I think Nancy O’Dell’s book may be a good read. She bought up a good points that even as a third timer like me, I was actually surprised to learn.

Jenny’s book, I heard was very funny. That’s another one I may pick up.

The author’s don’t present themselves as experts, which I respect. They will never replace the bible, “what to expect…” but sometimes you need some prospective and I appreciate humor.

jackie April 16, 2009, 1:17 PM



Anonymous April 17, 2009, 12:09 AM

To Gigohead: it’s PERspective. PROspective has a very different meaning.

Kaylee April 21, 2009, 1:59 AM

I agree. Now I wouldn’t mind reading about the diffrences of a celeb pregnancy verses a regular mom. It would be an interesting read to say the least; but, I don’t want them to think for a second that their experience is anything like the majority of women in the world. It isn’t. It would have to be a really good book to be listed as a self help book as oppossed to just entertainment.

shanna April 24, 2009, 3:47 PM

Why would a mother need a book? Come on, everyone knows it is trial and error with the first and the rest you just laugh it off. What do you do-stop and read a chapter everytime the baby does something. Get some friends.

mommy<3 May 29, 2009, 4:44 PM

you said everything I think about when I see that celebs write books about pregnancy and motherhood!

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