In a new parenting book, one of the New York City "Housewives" shares some unconventional wisdom.
The ladies of the "Real Housewives of New York City" don't need any more fodder for clawing each other's eyes out, but they'll have fun with this new ammo.
Castmates Alex McCord and her needy hubby, Simon van Kempen, wrote a parenting book -- "Little Kids, Big City: Tales from a Real House in New York City" -- which hit bookstores yesterday. And in it, Alex reveals a whopper of a confession: "Throughout my pregnancy, I gave in to every craving I felt. When I wanted to have a drink, I did."
And she did! During labor, she apparently sipped on champagne as Simon took her to the hospital. And later, she brought newborn Johan to a New York City hot spot while she and Simon downed cocktails.
But being judged for her parenting skills is nothing new. In 2008, as a new mom, she posed naked not once, but twice for photos that got "leaked" onto the Internet. And later, her fellow castmates raked her over the coals when Francois (who's now 7) climbed up a stranger's leg in the Hamptons. (Horror!)
Boozing while pregnant is a hot topic. In 2006, a study published in the British Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology concluded that there was no convincing evidence of adverse effects of prenatal alcohol exposure in small amounts -- yet many doctors warn expecting moms to lay off the booze during their full pregnancies.
Would you take parenting advice from Alex McCord?