"Pregnant in Heels" to Feature Rosie Pope as Maternity Concierge

Did that lady just ask you where she could find the finest breast pump in town?

You know the great thing about pregnancy? It happens to everyone — all walks of life. Which means that super-rich women get pregnant, too. And if you were a super-rich woman who was with child, wouldn’t it make sense for you to handle your pregnancy much the same way you’d handle other matters in your life? Of course it would.

Hence the reality show “Pregnant in Heels,” the brainchild of med-school-drop-out-turned-maternity-clothes-designer, Rosie Pope. The new series, which premiers on Bravo in early April, stars Pope who positions herself as the first ever maternity concierge. Her job? To cater to those who prefer that entitlement accompany their expectancy.

In a recent interview in the New York Post, Pope explains the rationale behind the show:

“We’re in the middle of a generation of parents who really want to do the best for their children. But in a place like New York City, women are really accomplished at their careers — and then they’re pregnant and they have no idea what they’re doing.”

But after reading the entire article, I couldn’t help but wonder whether Pope’s job is to help out-of-touch women who don’t know what they’re doing, or to enable out-of-touch-women who know exactly what they’re doing — living an extravagant lifestyle simply because they’ve got the zeros in their bank balances to afford such extravagance.

Sound like I’m being a bit harsh? Maybe, but before you jump to that conclusion, consider these three requests from Pope’s clients. One woman hired her to help find the perfect name for the son she was expecting via an “all-out-market-research project.” Another insisted that Pope produce a couture gown in which she could deliver her baby (ewww). Then, of course, there’s my personal favorite — the pregnant woman who demanded a portrait be done of her. While sitting atop a horse. Naked. (I wish I had saved that “ewww” I used earlier.)

So while I’m not sure that this show will be a very practical one, I suppose it will be entertaining. If you’re into pregnant multi-millionares posing naked with farm animals, that is. And, seriously, who’s not into that?

Is this a show that you would watch? If you could have a “maternity concierge,” what would you ask her to do for you? Though I’m not sure what my wife would ask, I have a feeling it would have something to do with ice cream.

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Source: New York Post

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