In 2014, Kim Kardashian posted a photo on Instagram and surprised everyone with her “gothic keeks” style. If anyone can pull off those dyed-in-the-wool goth vibes, it’s her. The question is: Is Kourtney Kardashian a better goth girl than her sister? Seeing the two of them change their style is a lot of fun!
Kim Kardashian’s Goth Era
The Kardashians have always been known for their elegant and luxurious looks. However, let’s not forget that Kourtney is now a “hot goth wife, whatever that means. She has definitely been influenced by her husband, Travis Barker, and those Balmain dresses and Raf Simons sweaters are long gone. We’re not sure if she could name 10 songs required to wear a band T-shirt, but that’s a topic for another time.
Of course, in the spirit of healthy competition, Kim Kardashian recently appeared in a full goth glam and impressed everyone. The Keeping Up With The Kardashians star appeared at the CFDA Fashion Awards. She was wearing an all-black leather ensemble that looked beautiful, edgy, and fabulous at the same time. Kim, once again, showed everyone that she’s a fashion icon, and this classy black gown was sensational.
The Kardashians’ Feud
This whole situation made us think of Kourtney and Kim Kardashian’s fashion feud. Who wore ’90s-era Dolce & Gabbana first? Who hired Andrea Bocelli to sing at their wedding first? Who was the first to get into their goth era? Kim’s recent outfit gives off “I got married in Italy” vibes.
Anyways! We love both sisters’ fashion sense and can’t wait to see what they will come up with next. In the meantime, we’re more than certain that Kim and Kourtney have forgotten about their feud after welcoming Kourtney’s newborn son to the family.
All the little details surrounding childbirth make it the perfect ground for many professions that focus on support work to facilitate the journey from pregnancy to parenthood. Two of the very important roles in this world are those of the midwife and doula. These two designations are often misunderstood, but distinguishing between them is crucial when making a choice.
The Differences Between a Doula and a Midwife
A midwife is a person who extends medical care from pregnancy through postpartum. This includes monthly prenatal appointments that slowly intensify at the end of pregnancy. The goal is to ensure the well-being of both the mother and child. Midwives work within a clinical capacity and go through rigorous training. They also get certification. This specialized preparation allows a midwife to oversee labor and delivery and can be crucial for a safe and healthy childbirth experience.
Some people believe that midwives exclusively operate within hospital settings, but that is not so, especially when looked at historically. Midwives have been attending both hospital and out-of-hospital births, and to this day, cater to people who seek a more natural approach to birth.
Doulas and Midwives Give Invaluable Support
A doula doesn’t have to possess medical credentials but still plays a significant role, contributing to emotional support and assisting with decisions during labor. A doula has the role of giving emotional, physical, and informational assistance. Such guidance includes giving options for more comfortable positions, advocating for delivery preferences, and aiding the mother’s partner. Doulas are also certified through a process that enhances their ability to fulfill their roles.
There are some advantages to having a midwife that is backed by research, demonstrating that it reduces C-section instances and interventions for low-risk births. Beyond medical benefits, midwives offer a holistic approach, cultivating a sense of understanding and connection often desired by expectant parents.
A doula can also impact the birth journey significantly, especially for disadvantaged parents. Research shows that doula-assisted births yield improved outcomes, lowered birth complications, and a heightened sense of empowerment in the early stages of parenthood. The cost considerations for these professionals vary, and online resources can help identify midwife and doula candidates within budget constraints.
The undivided focus on the mother that midwives and doulas give throughout labor sets them apart. They provide unwavering support amidst the bustling medical environment, and the two roles intertwine to create a comprehensive support network, each bringing their unique strengths to the birthing experience. Recognizing the value of these distinct roles can certainly enable expectant parents to navigate the complexities of childbirth.