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Lady Gaga is Afraid of Babies

By Rebecca Odes |

Lady Gaga is taking a stand apart from the celebrity breeding frenzy. “I’m terrified of babies,” she tells Rolling Stone Magazine. “I think, creatively, as a woman, you change once you give birth,” she explains. “I’m totally not ready for that.”

I find it so refreshing to hear a famous person acknowledge that a baby is a real life change, beyond a love multiplier and lovely accessory. Yes, children actually make an impact on your career and creativity.

Lady Gaga is 24, and I felt exactly the same way at her age. My 20s were about being creative and working constantly; I had no time for baby lust, and besides, there was none to be had. I couldn’t even relate to the urge until I was after 30. I sometimes regret not having kids earlier, but I know it really wasn’t a realistic option for me- I just wasn’t ready. There’s no right age to have a kid, in my opinion.  But a survey of mothers would almost definitely show that it’s more complicated to do creative work with kids than without them, whether it’s about the focus or the time.

So I guess we won’t be getting any Googoo Gaga baby-themed lyrical fodder anytime soon. And I must admit to being a teeny bit disappointed we won’t get to see how Gaga works the big belly into her style statements. That bubble dress would look fabulous reprised with a centerpiece.

photo:  Janet Mayer / PR Photos

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About Rebecca Odes

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Rebecca Odes

Rebecca Odes is a writer, artist and mother. She was inspired to write her blog, From The Hips, during her first pregnancy when she discovered every pregnancy book she came across made her feel anxious or irritated. She lives in New York City with her husband and two children.

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  1. I_Sell_Books says:

    Love her even more.

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