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Should Pregnant Women Be in Vegas?

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Bravado, the makers of breastfeeding bras, ran into a bit of a momtroversy recently when a planned fashion show was eighty-sixed from the posh Wynn Las Vegas hotel.

Pregnant woman at a club

The show, set to coincide with the lingerie and trade show CURVExpo, was supposed to take place at the hotel's popular Blush nightclub. When the Wynn heard about the plans, though, they nixed the event.

In a statement, a rep for the Wynn said, "The Blush management group booked a lingerie fashion show with CURVExpo which took place Tuesday, February 16. A similar event had been hosted at Blush in 2009. This year, event organizers asked our club management if they could include a maternity lingerie model in the show. This request did not coincide with the spirit of the event and we did not feel it appropriate to feature a very pregnant model in a nightclub, at midnight, where alcohol was being served. Our team made a judgment call which we feel was correct given the environment and circumstance."

Hmm. We've all seen pregnant women in Vegas (some of us even went for a last hoorah!). Does this mean that if you're pregnant, you shouldn't be out after midnight in a club? Or after midnight at all? And that it's a safety issue? If the hotel is that concerned about the crowded boozy nature of their clubs, isn't this a safety concern for everyone -- not just pregnant women?

What do you think? Was the hotel right in passing on the event?

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10 comments so far | Post a comment now
yeah March 3, 2010, 6:27 PM

I think it was totally reasonable. They are perfectly right to protect themselves from any potential lawsuits that may befall them. There are so many situations that could arise, so many potentials for harm that to allow this would have been ridiculous on their part.

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Samantha  March 4, 2010, 9:19 AM

the pregnant model was not to be walking down the runway with an alcoholic drink in her hand… she’s an adult and a model and how does being pregnant and merely being in Las Vegas somehow represent some kind of irresponsibility while pregnant? maybe i’m just misunderstanding, but it didn’t say that the model would be bumping and grinding in the club at midnight with a drink…it said she’d be walking down the runway to model a bra. geez.

michelle March 4, 2010, 10:00 AM

The reason they gave is such obvious BS (what, do pregnant women get drunk by osmosis if they get within 10 feet of alcohol?) that the real reason has to be something else. I think it’s that pregnant women don’t fit with the sexy image they’re going for, and they’re afraid it sounds bad to just say that.

Cynthia March 4, 2010, 11:10 AM

I have to agree with Michelle, I think it’s something completely different! Having pregnant women intentionally on display in Las Vegas would likely make people think about what they’re doing instead of getting drunk, having sex, gambling and getting married. These are basically the 4 things Vegas lives on, and to show the consequesnes of some of these actions doesn’t help your sales. And, while I don’t think it’s a good idea to be our “bumpin’ and grindin’” while largely pregnant on a regular basis, really what’s so wrong with going out dancing with some friends or your partner before baby arrives while you still can and want to?

Amanda March 4, 2010, 11:18 AM

I went dancing while I was pregnant. I drank ginger ale. I plan on going to Vegan in June, and I hope to be pregnant again. I’m not going to be grinding with strangers, Jack and Coke in hand. I’ll be having fun with the girls! I think Michelle is totally right about why they nixed the show.

3 time mom March 4, 2010, 12:03 PM

Agree w/the club 100%!! I don’t need to see any preg. ladies in the club, especially in lingerie. And no, heavily pregnant woman don’t belong out carousing at a night club. Does no one understand “appropriate”?

imc March 5, 2010, 12:55 PM

Just b/c you’re pregnant doesn’t mean you you have a curfew and need to be in bed before midnight. Pregnant women know not to drink and are in control of their bodies when they do ask for a drink (however wrong); what they cannot control is the smoky environment, so you tell me it is a club where smoking is allowed inside, then maybe the club was acting in the best interest, but if smoking is prohibited, then I see absolutely no difference between a pregnant and non-pregnant woman in the club (except for the fact that the pregnant woman may take up the space of two drunk girls that are willing to keep drinking - $$$)

Christi March 5, 2010, 8:02 PM

Their own statement said “This request did not coincide with the spirit of the event and we did not feel it appropriate to feature a very pregnant model in a nightclub, at midnight, where alcohol was being served.”
Ridiculous! Do the people at The Wynn feel that pregnant women are suddenly incapable of making an appropriate decision about alcohol? As if all pregnant women are somehow suffering from the lack of alcohol and suddenly having it in front of them with others drinking it will be intolerable and they will just *have* to drink too. O.M.G! It’s not like The Wynn is putting this on anyway, it is a TRADE show. And the pregnant woman, as said by someone else here, was not going to be parading around with drink in hand and acting inappropriately.
The bras they wished to model and therefore sell at a lingerie event were simply nursing bras. I know many pregnant women wish we could find some sexy and comfortable nursing bras! Apparently the folks over at The Wynn feel that pregnant women cannot possibly be sexy! There are a lot of husbands who disagree with that!
As for those who think that it’s not appropriate for a pregnant woman to be out after midnight in any venue - a lingerie trade show is NOT a pornographic event with illicit drugs and behavior. And a pregnant woman is just that - a woman, fully grown and very capable of making her own responsible decisions! The baby is not being interrupted, not being harmed in any way, nor exploited. It is amazing how many people feel that just because a woman is pregnant every aspect of her life and behavior is suddenly up for everyone to judge. I’m quite certain the pregnant model who would have been present there doesn’t need anyone here, or at The Wynn, to tell her how to live her life.
Personally, I find it insulting!

trololo12 July 12, 2010, 2:45 PM

The Hotels in Las Vegas are itself delite to stay on. According to me the best hotel is Mgm Grand Hotel.. There is a deal in Planet Hollywood Hotel No Resort Fee Hollywood Hip and rooms from $79 per night.

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