In what must have been one of the best-kept secrets in Hollywood, Oscar-winning Nicole Kidman and her country singer husband Keith Urban have a brand new addition to their family — a baby girl. But a host of nasty comments circulating the internet show that not everyone is sharing their happiness.
Since news of their baby broke on Monday, the couple have been on the receiving end of a storm of criticism for using a surrogate mother. “I hope this isn’t a Camille Grammer birth, where she didn’t want to mess up her body or busy schedule,” a woman called Deirdre Poloti commented on PEOPLE.
It is a pity that people are so quick to criticize, especially during what should be such a joyous experience. As to why Nicole opted to have a “gestational carrier”, there are a number of viable possibilities. At 43, one should take into consideration her advanced maternal age. The years between 25 and 35 are when a women is most fertile in times of child bearing. Pregnancy gets more difficult the older you are, and with every passing year the number of risks increase.
Nicole is also diabetic and research shows that both type 1 diabetes and type 2 diabetes sharply raise the risk of pregancy complications.
Perhaps people could to well to be a little more thoughtful before jumping to their own brash conclusions?
Although the baby, born at the Centennial Medical Center in Nashville on December 28, was carried by a surrogate mother, Nicole and Keith are the biological parents. In order to keep the birth a secret, the couple rented out the top floor of the hospital.
“Our family is truly blessed, and just so thankful, to have been given the gift of baby Faith Margaret,” the couple said in a statement. “No words can adequately convey the incredible gratitude that we feel for everyone who was so supportive throughout this process, in particular our gestational carrier.”
They said they chose Faith as their new baby’s first name because that’s what they needed to get through the process of their daughter being born.
’We needed lots of faith, literally’, Nicole explained.
Keith and Nicole are already the aprents of another daugher, Sudnay Rose, born in 2008. And the story behing her name? s She was named after early 20th-century artist’s muse Sunday Reed. Her middle name, Rose, is a nod to Urban’s late grandmother Rose.
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