Helena Bonham Carter is reportedly pregnant with partner Tim Burton‘s baby, and has been getting her fair share of criticism for indulging in a cup of coffee or tea. From Bricks & Stones:
“People – particularly men – saying with surprise, ?You?re still drinking caffeine?? as if I?m performing a criminal act on my unborn as I tuck into my treasured one-a-day cup of tea/coffee. Yeah. You try nine months of gestation and self-abnegation before you start censoring my diet. Your mother was probably on vodka, and do you have three heads??
A lot of people I know had mothers who smoked during pregnancy, and they certainly didn’t come out with three heads. I think there is definitely such a thing as too much caution. I’m not recommending swigging Captain and then breast-feeding your baby a la Britney, but caffeine in moderation is not a “criminal act” as she says. On a sidenote, I am super looking forward to a 3-D Tim Burton adaptation of “Alice in Wonderland”, as reported by Jim.
p.s. I’ll try to stop posting about pregnant ladies.