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Mena Suvari is pregnant!



-Mena and husband Michael Hope will be welcoming a baby boy this spring
-She's 41 and had difficulties conceiving quickly, and it happened once she took a step back from trying
-She will have a home birth with a midwife
-She doesn't want to be a helicopter parent

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I've seen Loser way more times than I'd like to admit.

Anyway, congrats!
I've got two tickets to Iron Maiden, baby
Come with me Friday, don't say maybe
I'm just a teenage dirtbag, baby, like you
I love that song

vervain

1 week ago

i was so into her outfits in that movie when i was a kid.
41 and planning a home birth??

Couldn't be me.
Good thing it's not you.
Yeah I know people have had a good experience with them but it would make me panic. It's not for everyone.
I've heard so many horror stories of what can go wrong with births that wouldn't want to stay away from a hospital on purpose. We've come so far in medicine and can now treat, say, extensive internal bleeding that requires blood transfusions. You're on your own at home.
you're not on your own at home if you're using a good midwife/doula. there is ALWAYS a plan b.

toddies

1 week ago

bellwetherr

1 week ago

Seems risky, but she's also white and rich.

My sister wanted to have a home birth with her first - she went into labour and her midwife was with her the whole time, which was fortunate because she knew straight away when there were difficulties and she drove her to the hospital. I guess the point of my story is that even if you want a home birth a good midwife isn't going to let you do it if they know you need hospital care.
i'll never understand how so many people have tricked themselves into thinking home births are safe. watching crunchy mom drama has turned me off it forever; y'all would not believe how many midwives cause a baby's death and then just skip off to the next birth. we don't even have accurate statistics on how many babies die bc when a baby falls into distress, it goes to the hospital and if it dies at the hospital, it's a hospital death. most internet home birth communities will not publish bad birth stories either.

and i know "well, she's rich!" is a tempting argument but wealth doesn't protect you from bleeding to death when you're en route to the hospital. 20 minutes from the hospital is 20 minutes from the hospital, no matter how much money you have.
Congrats to them. Home births scare me so much. I don't want kids anyways but if I changed my mind I can't see myself planning a home birth. It would make me nervous if something goes wrong.
I experienced a severe postpartum hemorrhage about an hour after an uncomplicated labor/birth and would have likely died had I not already been in the hospital. It's a relatively rare occurrence but very real and very, very scary.
My sister in law experienced this with her second child (when she was around 23) and is unable to have anymore kids now. It was brutal. She was in a really great hospital too.

Then again, when the US has the highest rate of infant/maternal mortality so I’d definitely prefer to be in the hospital.
i'm so sorry that happened to you! i'm glad youre okay now
also i wanted to say i love your icon <33

ka_blamo

1 week ago

My baby would not likely have survived one (she had the cord wrapped around her neck twice).

vervain

October 17 2020, 21:23:26 UTC 1 week ago Edited:  October 17 2020, 21:23:40 UTC

She gives me hope if I find a man but people treat older mothers with distain.
people are always looking for something to bitch about, so do what you want.
Tbh my mum was 29 and I was talking to my friends who are 80s babies too their mums were also 29 or early 30s when they had them in the 80s. So it aint a new thing this older mother thing. Ontd doth protest too much.

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1 week ago

Aww I miss her! Congratulations!
aww, congrats!

sugar-and-spice
I love this movie way too much.


This movie and Jawbreaker were my jam
Cool, good for her
Ughhhhh my man and I have been trying for a year now :-( I’m 34 and turn 35 next month. She gives me hope. Congrats to her! Idk about not trying though huh?
hope you get your baby lovely xx it will happen xx
thank you, bb!!!!! xx <3
bodies are weird, they're so random and surprising. it can happen anytime, and i hope it happens soon for you! <3

mangosmuggler

1 week ago

Congrats to her!!
Awww, congrats. Once I have kids, I really want a home birth if possible. Or at a birthing center. I’m glad they’re coming back into favor
Yeah I had a low intervention birth at a birthing centre recently. The centre is connected to the best maternity hospital in my state via a tunnel, and they only let you birth there if your pregnancy is low risk. I loved it because I’ve never been admitted to hospital but I know I wouldn’t like it, so I gave birth at 1pm after a 3.5 hour labour and we were home by 8pm that night with the baby even after 13 labial stitches/mostly micro tears though argh. I assumed my experience would be reasonably fine because both my parents families’ have a huge number of women who’ve had successful births so I was pretty confident. It still wasn’t a very enjoyable experience though haha
I have always liked her. Congrats. I hope she and the baby are healthy
congrats to her!

my sister (who only just turned 33) is convinced she will never have kids bc she's been single for a long time and she's "getting up there". i hope she sees this and it makes her realize it can happen any time! i also like to remind her that Lucille Ball didn't have her first baby until she was almost 40 and then went on to have another :)
yeah, it seems to be a case by case thing. everybody's egg quality isn't garbage once they hit 35.
My sister had her first baby last year at 41 and is now (unexpectedly but very welcomely) pregnant with her second. She thought she’d never be able to have kids bc she and her ex husband tried IVF and it didn’t work and she blamed herself bc she had complications with her ovaries. But it turns out she’s pretty darn fertile with her current partner!
aw that's wonderful!

i love stories about surprise pregnancies after infertility <3
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I haven't heard about this woman in years. She still acts and has 2 movies this year according to imdb
happy for her. bb will have a big head <3
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