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Friday, 23 February 2007

Birth

This Western society of ours is corrupt beyond belief. No longer is a mini spa break type delivery - including a planned pain free caesarean section followed by multiple beauty treatments in The Portland (or similar), good enough for affluent Western mums. I considered the 'champagne celebration dinner' on day three and having my bikini line and legs waxed after my epidural had commenced - the ultimate in self indulgence. No longer content, the great and the good are now heading off to war torn famine stricken countries, and adopting the beautiful aesthetically pleasing offspring of the poor and dispossessed.

When a woman has lost everything, her husband, her employment, her home, and her food - she is robbed of her children. I am deeply offended by this practice.

Calista Flockhart, Angelina Jolie, Madonna et al, have put Victoria Beckham, Patsy Kensit and Liz Hurley in the shade when it comes to self indulgent 'deliveries'. Paralysed by a fear of stretch marks these women have purchased themselves ready made families! Babies delivered in airports by nannies not in hospitals by obstetricians.

James and I are so last year with our home made babies.... How quaint!

Gosh, I really am in bad humour! - I am genuinely missing my evening glass of wine. Ho hum, only 38 days and nights to go until the end of Lent.

4 comments:

Scruffy Mummy said...

You said it Dulwich Mum!! I was so DISGUSTED by the madonna afair of shopping for a baby and even more disgusted by those columnists and others who tried to justify her actions. Basically, she saw this kid in a video, decided she wanted him and blam, sent one of minder to pick him up, like a bag of groceries! Ok, so she isn't totally heartless and says she loves the kid - well so did his father and grandparents who were too poor and exhausted to look after him. You know, we can't even imagine what it must be like to be so ground down by poverty that we have to give up our child to an orpanhage. And they didn't just abandon him totally either. How the heck is he going to feel - towards her, when he grows up and realises he has been surrounded by all the material wealth possible, but that the one thing that most children long for, his father, was denied to him? He is going to be one mixed up kid - ok, a wealthy one but if everyone out there sponsered a child through an organisation like action aid www.actionaid.org.uk who uses your sponsorship money to support the whole community that the child lives in, then children the world over wouldn't have to be abadoned by their parents or die in poverty.

dulwichmum said...

Dearest Scruffy Mummy,

Isn't it just dreadful? If you want to crush a nations soul - take it's children. Nicole Richie was adopted in rather odd circumstances, and wealth does not appear to have assured her of balance or happiness.

albena said...

hi dulwichmum , i m very new at london life. Your stories help me to imagine about this city and family life. sometimes you suprised me at the end of the story.i m waiting for the others

dulwichmum said...

Dear Albena,

Thank you for your comment. Welcome to London. I am glad you are enjoying the blog!