Housewife Drank While Preggo
New parenting book is unorthodox, to say the least
By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff
Posted Apr 5, 2010 8:20 AM CDT
Simon Van Kempen and Alex McCord attend Bravo's 2010 Upfront Party at Skylight Studio on March 10, 2010 in New York City.   (Getty Images)

(Newser) – Alex McCord has written a parenting book as only a Real Housewife of New York could: It involves tales of sipping champagne while in labor. “Throughout my pregnancy, I gave into every craving I felt,” writes McCord in Little Kids Big City. “When I wanted to have a drink, I did.” She and hubby Simon van Kempen also discuss parenting decisions like bringing their two-day-old baby to a fancy restaurant while they had drinks.

“We're very lucky that we're able to pay our nanny extra for two evenings a week to go out,” McCord writes, but a source tells the New York Daily News they go out more than that: “They’ll go to practically any event to be seen.”

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Apr 7, 2010 10:27 PM CDT
What was she thinking? Fetal Alcohol Syndrome ring a bell?
Apr 7, 2010 10:25 PM CDT
I just can't understand how she would think that it's ok to have a drink while you're pregnant. Has she not heard about Fetal Alcohol Syndrome? Noone knows just how much alcohol it takes to cause this. What was she thinking?
Apr 7, 2010 7:30 PM CDT
I but the insider who said they leave their kids too much was Big Mouth Jill Zarin! It sounds just like her!!!!