If you caught the premiere of Pregnant in Heels, you probably figured setting up focus groups to choose the perfect baby name is as over-the-top as it gets for Upper East Side moms-to-be. Not so. Rosie Pope -- whose name is reflective of the saintly patience she exudes while dealing with her hormonal and high-maintenance clientele – confides to TVGuide, "I recently did a baby shower and the expectant mother, who is a socialite here in the city, wanted male strippers dressed as babies." Ivanka Trump, is that you?
Rosie, a London native, owns a business that caters to wealthy pregnant women and provides them with whatever tools they need to prepare for their new arrival. "Part of my job is that I want to make them appreciate what a miracle pregnancy is," Rosie continues. "A lot of these women, when I first start working with them, haven't realized that yet. But by the time I finish, they really do."
And Rosie fully appreciates that miracle -- Pregnant in Heels also follows her own struggle with fertility issues. "The road to parenthood is not necessarily an easy one for everyone, and even if you don't end up doing IVF, many people have a hard time (or a harder time than they expected) getting pregnant," she writes on her Bravotv.com blog. "It is still one of those topics that is an extreme challenge to talk about, so I hope I make it just a little easier. I also think part of why I am so good at what I do is because of all that I have been through both trying to become a mother and as a mother. Infertility is nothing to be ashamed of, and I hope to provide some support and comfort to the millions of women that have struggles. And let's face it, I've been around so many pregnant women there is nothing related to the subject I won't discuss, and I hope that is refreshing for people."
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