Categories
Loading
Welcome to Babble,
Settings
Sign Out

Get the Babble Newsletter!

Already have an account? .

Barbie May be Plastic But Her Home Birth was Still Au Naturel (PHOTOS)

If you think more women are opting for natural and home births lately, you’re not wrong. Not only does forgoing drugs and a hospital bed save money and, some say, help in a speedier recovery, but for those who’ve experienced natural and home births, welcoming a baby in a less-austere environment is often a bit sweeter.

Natural and home births are becoming so common, in fact, that even celebrity moms are jumping on the bandwagon.

Über-celebrity Barbie is known for many things — her tiny waist, many careers, on-again, off-again relationship with Ken, dream house — but a natural, at-home birth has never been among the items on her life resume. Until now. It’s not that Mattel has come out with a new Barbie — it’s that the existing one has expanded her repertoire to include natural, home-birther.

Professional birth and maternity photographer Katie Moore was granted exclusive privileges to document Barbie’s natural, at-home birth (which we first saw on FeatureShoot.com), and she’s shared some of the photos with Babble.

Take a look:


  • Plastic Barbie Goes the Natural Route 1 of 12
    Plastic Barbie Goes the Natural Route
    She's a walking contradiction.
  • Position Changes 2 of 12
    Position Changes
    A top labor technique used to help alleviate some of the pains associated with contractions.
  • Partner Support 3 of 12
    Partner Support
    A helpful birthing partner — in this case, Ken — is an invaluable tool.
  • Water Relief 4 of 12
    Water Relief
    Many women, Barbie including, try to relax in a warm bath to ease some of their labor pains.
  • Only the Best 5 of 12
    Only the Best
    Whether in a hospital or at home, having a trained medical expert present such as a doctor or midwife is key to ensuring a safe birth.
  • Push! Push! 6 of 12
    Push! Push!
    If Barbie can push a baby out of her plastic, inflexible uterus, surely you can, too.
  • You’re Almost There! 7 of 12
    You're Almost There!
    Barbie is doing great!
  • Awwwwwwwww 8 of 12
    Awwwwwwwww
    Daddy Ken catches the baby (phew!)
  • Those First Few Sips 9 of 12
    Those First Few Sips
    A drug-free labor and delivery doesn't stop Barbie from looking camera-ready to greet her newborn.
  • First Family Portrait 10 of 12
    First Family Portrait
    They did it!
  • Meet Your Big Sister 11 of 12
    Meet Your Big Sister
    One big happy family.
  • Sibling Love 12 of 12
    Sibling Love
    I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship.

For a look at more of Barbie’s birth photos, visit BeachBirthPhotography.com

All images used with permission from Katie Moore

More from Meredith on Babble:

Follow Meredith on Twitter and check out her weekly column every Friday on the Op-Ed page of The Denver Post at MeredithCarroll.com

MORE ON BABBLE
25 powerful photos of women giving birth
10 reasons men want sex during pregnancy
12 things to make for your unborn baby
25 unique baby name trends for 2013
13 ways a pregnant woman is a lot like a toddler

FacebookTwitterGoogle+TumblrPinterest
Tagged as: , , , , ,

Use a Facebook account to add a comment, subject to Facebook's Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your Facebook name, profile photo and other personal information you make public on Facebook (e.g., school, work, current city, age) will appear with your comment. Learn More.

FacebookTwitterGoogle+TumblrPinterest