This week was a bit more sedate than usual here in New York. Everyone’s been so obsessed with Super Bowl ads or Michael Phelp’s extracurricular activities to write about something interesting. Fortunately, Page Six Magazine identified a disturbing new “trend” among New York’s elite power mommies – multiples, and no, I’m not talking about the kind of multiples that elude just about every woman I know. Close though.
According to the piece, New Yorkers have taken a hint from Angelina Jolie and realized birthing kids the old fashioned way (one at a time) isn’t enough anymore:
“But the multiples explosion isn’t just a result of an uptick of in vitro fertilization—it’s also a symptom of New York do-it-all power mommies looking to multitask and keep up with the Joneses (or, at least, Brangelina).”
Let’s face it – babies are a status symbol, but who has the time for all those long, drawn out pregnancies? And not to mention the time it takes to work off all that excess baby weight. Instead, these multi-tasking mommas are begging their fertility docs (sex, apparently, is passé too) to try to make two or more of those little eggies stick.
Medically speaking, carrying more than one child at a time greatly increases the risks associated with pregnancy such as miscarriages or premature deliveries, but until someone can invent a way to delivery babies in less than three weeks with a minimum of a 20 pound weight gain, what other choice do these women have?
What I’m wondering is, “Who picked this Angelina Jolie lifestyle choice out of all of Angelina’s bizarre lifestyle choices as the one to rip-off?” Why weren’t women across New York making out with their androgynous siblings? Why aren’t more people wearing viles of their lovers’ blood around their neck? And really, can she be the source of this trend? That would be some a pretty amazing result of celebrity influence… is that possible?!