Monday, January 14, 2008

Kidman's Kid To Be Dragged Into World By Her Dad


Nicole Kidman's father is going to help deliver her baby, even though he's not a medical doctor. According to Australia's thoroughly disgusted The Age:
Nicole Kidman's father, Antony, a mental health specialist but not a medical doctor, will reportedly be wearing the sterile gloves when his daughter pops out her much-anticipated offspring into the world this July. His wife, Janelle, a trained nurse, will apparently assist. Dr Kidman was in the hot seat when younger daughter Antonia gave birth to her fourth child last year.

While it's common these days for family members to witness the birth of a new arrival, and there are plenty of fathers with war stories about cutting the cord, and even catching the slippery baby under close supervision, the notion of granddad being the designated midwife is rare.

And, according to medical experts, not to be encouraged.

Says Dr Raymond Martyres, chairman of the professional peer support program for the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners: "Our policy is that it is not appropriate conduct, except under certain circumstances, such as an emergency, or where a person has a specialised problem, and the family member in question is a specialist in that area.

"This situation crosses both sexual and gender boundaries, which may cause problems. If a family member is not adequately trained, it would be particularly inappropriate for them to be heavily involved, and we would advise against it."

Huh. Gross.

Also, where is her husband Keith Urban planning to be while her dad is busy eating the umbilical cord or burying the placenta or whatever? Is he too busy unbuttoning his shirt to attend, or are his services not wanted? What is going on?


Anonymous said...

Eww. That's all I can say, man. Ewww.

Terri R.

impychimp said...

Okay, after imagining my parents having sex, this has to be the single most ickyfying idea that never even entered into my head. Like I want to spread 'em for dad. W.T.F.

Urban Myths said...

Love your blog! You hit the nail on the head with Kidman!