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E! Shows Kourtney Kardashian Participating in Delivering Her Baby

I don’t keep up with what’s in my Google Reader, let alone with the Kardashians. I had almost unsubscribed from Jezebel.com’s feed because I, well, couldn’t keep up with it. Then I saw this.

I have to say that Kourtney Kardashian and E! showing a generation of young women someone reaching down and pulling their baby out of their vagina was one of the coolest things I’ve seen in a long time. Cedars Sinai in Los Angeles has gained a reputation as the celebrity c-section center, but there’s some mother-friendly stuff going on in the clips on Jezebel.

I didn’t (and probably never will) watch the whole episode, but I smiled at the clip of her water breaking. When do you ever see that televised beyond the ridiculous images of actors having a gallon of water dumped between their legs, then instantly doubling over with contractions and being rushed down the hall to L&D on a gurney?

The clips are all on Jezebel.com, but here are a few screenshots of KK pulling out her baby like she’s done it a million times.

Note Mason’s arm waving at the camera

 

 

 

 Did anyone watch the whole episode? What did you think?

 

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Reader Comments (26)

The coolest thing is reading the comments- it seems she's inspired some women who had no idea this was possible.

February 23, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterEllie

Wow, what a refreshing change! My respect for her just increased quite a bit.

February 23, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKatie

I just posted this to my facebook profile:

Okay, I admit it, I watched it. I was totally amazed at how she lifted her baby up and helped to pull him out. I mean, it's E! It's good to see something other than cesarean/tummy tucks, water breaking leading to crazy-painful contractions and a mad dash to the hospital (she took a shower and put on makeup before going to the hospital) good for Kourtney for showing the way a NORMAL birth is.

February 23, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterEliza

How cool. :)

February 23, 2010 | Unregistered Commentermichele

I am a childbirth educator, and this pleased me as well. The other good thing about this episode was when her water broke, she insisted on taking a shower, getting dressed, and putting on makeup before going to the hospital. She was in no rush, and some of her family members wanted to do that silly panic-rush-to-the-hospital-like-its-an-emergency thing, and Kourtney would have none of that, she was calm, confident, and kept those around her mellow. The birth went quickly, did not seem overly medicalized by what I could tell, and was very inspiring. Not the usual thing I see on television birth. Way to go, Kourtney!

February 23, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLilly Meehan

I saw it and figured that: a. she did not have a doula because she went to the hospital (after showering and putting on make-up) shortly after her water broke and did no laboring at home (that was shown)
b. had an epidural and pit because there was no discomfort shown and
c. really did catch her own baby because I saw it with my own eyes.

February 23, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterbodyworksatlanta

That's fucking awesome! I loved Kim's "she's acting totally normal, like nothing's wrong! she's not even crying!"

I was also really impressed with how composed Kourtney was. Everyone was all "you're putting on MAKEUP? to deliver a BABY?!"
Hey, if I had any idea how long it would be until I took an uninterrupted shower and got made up enough to feel like I wasn't a total frump, I'd have taken a nice long shower once I was in labor too.

I'm going to watch it again! And the little arm waving out is really cute, like "HEYYYY!"

February 23, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCourtroom Mama

In my last labor, my water broke after I reached the hospital. It was everywhere - my clothes, my shoes, I was sitting in it as I got wheeled into the L&D room. I wasn't even sure if my baby was head down LOL (he wasn't) but heck yeah, I was taking a shower first!

Before I delivered my second I took a shower, even shaved my legs during labor. LOL Then I went to the grocery store and walked around (it hurt like hell but was a good idea, in hindsight) and bought some things for my hospital bag. It's nice to see someone not panicking at the first twinge. I will be interested to see what the feedback is after people see this.

February 23, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterThe Deranged Housewife

Hear hear. If I'd have known my home water birth would end up three days later with an unnecesarean and no shower for another two days I'd have made the time for a shower somehow.

February 23, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterPatti

I thought about it this morning again and I'm pretty stoked that thousands of viewers got to see some things you rarely see on screen. I think I would have been freaked out at age 20 by the idea of reaching down and pulling a person out of my vagina. The image would have been shocking, but it would have stuck with me.

February 23, 2010 | Registered CommenterJill
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