This post is about a series of blog posts I discovered written by a popular New York City baby planner responding to the popular new Bravo television series Pregnant in Heels and the horrid information it is bringing to the mainstream.
I personally did not turn the show on at first. I figured I would leave all the other bloggers out there to pick it apart, because I knew nothing good could come of the show simply from its title. But a couple nights ago, while laying in bed flipping through the channels, there it was! In its snarky, and simply not amusing glory.
I watched for a whole fifteen minutes before I couldn’t stomach anymore of the clueless professional Rosie spouting off about subjects she was clearly lacking an education or background in.
Alas, I knew I should leave it for others to pick apart again.
Then I came across Jamie Grayson’s blog. Jamie is better known as The Baby Guy in New York City. He is a professional baby planner, and gear expert. My initial fondness of him started through his twitter feed. Great reviews, and of course amazing twitter parties with the newest and greatest baby gear on the market. But the more I viewed, the more I knew he was the real deal. Of course he must be considering he was named the Best Baby Gear Guru by New York Magazine in 2010.
Crap, this sounds like a love letter for my favorite gay baby planner now! But I promise there is a point!
Since the launch of Pregnant in Heels, Jamie started writing a great column called Time for Flats. Each blog post takes the most recent episode and picks out the inaccurate or dangerous information that was given out in the last episode, and shows not only why a baby planner should not be giving advice on stuff like medical conditions, but also gives corrected information from a professional baby planning stand point.
This is an excerpt from the most recent post from Time for Flats:
Aside from the errors here, Rosie also told her client, who was 36 weeks pregnant, to lie down on her back.
This is a huge no-no. In this position, the uterus and all contained within can compress arteries in the back of the abdomen. This can decrease the amount of blood flow back to the heart which can cause your blood pressure to drop. Lowered pressure decreases blood flow to your uterus.
Now if only the executives at Bravo could take the time and realize what kind of message this show is sending to viewers! Honestly, maybe Bravo should simply replace Rosie with Jamie and call it a day, because clearly he is more interested in accurate information and safety than their Fashionista baby planner who is clearly in the wrong field!
If you have some extra time on your hands, check out Jamie’s website! He is an excellent baby planner, and someone truly dedicated to mothers, and babies… while keeping the coolest gear and trends in the picture.