Rosie Pope

Rosie reveals some behind-the-scenes intel about Christina and the placenta.

on May 14, 20120

First of all, I am so thrilled that this season opens with my pregnancy announcement. For those of you who know what we went through over the last few years, I still can't believe that we have been so blessed to have three children. It is a dream come true and I'm so excited to share some of that journey with you!

On a totally different note (and in case you are wondering, no, I did not eat my own placenta) I know that placenta smoothie has forever stuck in your mind as potentially the craziest smoothie to go down in history. It was certainly a surreal moment as I was chopping blueberries, bananas and dark chocolate shavings, oh, and a big hunk of placenta at about 3am in the morning.  Look, I am serious about meeting my clients’ needs! I hear you asking why oh why did Christina want to eat it. Well the theory goes that the hormones in a placenta can help to ward off postpartum depression. The scientific evidence is lacking, but the theory is certainly compelling and the placebo effect very powerful, so if it helps and the placenta is healthy, then who am I to judge? 

13 comments
Shoelover1512
Shoelover1512

I think Rosie's main concern was not about the home birth but that Christina didn't seem like she wanted the home birth and that it was Fritz pushing it. And that essentially Christina's concerns and desires were being ignored.

ViewerInKy
ViewerInKy

Please don't lose the lisp. You're so well-rounded, but everyone has to have at least one flaw – and I am pretty sure the lisp is it for you!

Texanne
Texanne

This was the most disgusting thing (placenta smoothie) I have ever seen in my entire life. I would hate to be a guest in her home that required the use of the same blender to make anything in the future. She could run that blender through the dishwasher for the next 100 years and I would never have a drink in her house. Bravo was it real necessary to show this.

tree-birther
tree-birther

I think perhaps Rosie isn't dead-set against home births as much as she's dead-set against flaky hippies who want to give birth hugging a tree having home births. I think she stepped up with a medical back-up plan because she knew the client wouldn't have one if things went wrong.

gretchentexas
gretchentexas

OK, I just gagged a little after reading the last bit of info....oh my!

Viewer 123
Viewer 123

Rosie you are so nice and entertaining , I Enjoy your show you have a very cute accent too! Look forward to seeing more of you and your diverse. Clients!!!!!!!!!

NPmomNJ
NPmomNJ

I love your show, Rosie! And so happy for you. A lot of these people r crazy. Hard to believe they have made the money to support these lavish lives. Anyway, have fun snuggling your little daughter. I hope to go to your store someday!

Missy teach
Missy teach

Rosie congrats to having a new addition to your family and a new season on Bravo! I am a grandmother but I remember having natural birth with my children. I enjoy watching your show and look forward to this season.

Natural_birther
Natural_birther

I very much enjoyed watching this show until this episode. I noticed that Rosie was very open to birthing options until someone wanted to have a home birth and then suddenly Rosie was dead set on telling them why they SHOULD give birth in a hospital, when previously she’d mentioned that telling a woman every bad thing that can happen isn’t the way to calm them at this point in their life. Yes, things CAN go wrong, but midwives are versed in most of these problems and an ambulance is never that far away, not to mention things can happen in a hospital, as well! Home birthing is a wonderful experience, as is having the baby at a birthing center. Pregnant women are not sick. There's no reason for them to be in a hospital, hooked up to monitors and tubes and not being able to eat and drink and following our natural instincts, unless that is their choice and will make them calm. Some women are more comfortable in a non-hospital setting and should be allowed to make that decision as women have been doing for thousands of years!

I realize that this show ended in a birth at home, but for her to try to talk them out of it in the beginning and acting put off by them wanting a home birth made me sick. And then in one episode to say that she won't stay for the birth because it's so personal, yet a home birth she'll stay for?

Rosie says that everyone needs to make decisions for them based on the "correct information" but I think she needs to open her mind to other alternatives, as well.

MartaG
MartaG

Oh, Rosie - so happy for you and Daron. Watching your show is just wonderful. You are so adorable! Great news on your daughter - of course, with two brothers and a father watching over her - oy!! You give such great advice I am sure you all will enjoy a wonderful time together. I, on the other hand, will look forward to watching you for many seasons, hopefully!

Cynic
Cynic

Firstly, congratulations to Rosie & Daron on having another joyful addition to their family.

I so admire the professionalism and patience she has with her clients. I have clients that I want to strangle or send me home on the edge of an aneurysm ; I do try to conduct myself professionally and not take things personally so I truly feel for her frustration especially with a client like Fritz! He was killing me with his fixation on giving birth while holding onto a tree in a forest! He seems to have an issue about looking at situations from all perspectives, the good and the bad, and be COMPLETELY informed and prepared for anything. Work for the best but have backup plans to segue into incase of the worst! I'm glad they got through it ....I couldn't do it but Bless Christina and her placenta smoothie. I'm glad it was TV and not anywhere near me. Glad your back Rosie!

FriskoJoe
FriskoJoe

I love love LOVE Rosie Pope. I cried last season when she got the news of her pregnancy after discovering a devestating ectrophic pregnancy. Congratulations on another addition to the family (will it be a girl this time???). I did method of childbirth in my speech class in high school so all my girlfriends have given me an honorary uterus so I can totally relate to her show. I can ace that baby test anytime, Rosie! My question: are you available for adoption for the big sister I never had. Love yah, girl!