Ok, RANDOM question.What do you think of anne geddes pictures? - page 3

Hello, This is random but I was looking at anne geddes calenders online. Anyway, I do think her pictures are visually nice but was surprised to see that some people find it cruel for the babies.... Read More

  1. by   z's playa
    Quote from stevielynn
    Celine Dion IS annoying. And I don't like that "oversinging" style of singing.

    So, I'm with ya on this one.

    And I still think you made a good point with your "porn for pregnant people" statement.

    steph
    I'm Canadian and I find Celine Dion annoying too. Ever see her in an interview?
    :imbar :imbar

    Great voice though.
  2. by   dawngloves
    Cruel? Nah. Exploitive? Maybe.
    But I do agree with Mermom that it does make preemies look like cute little dolls, thereby downplaying the enormity of having a premature child.
  3. by   wensday
    I like them in general, although a lot of them are downright daft.....the flower type ones particularly. We also have them up in our unit, in fact in all four units I have worked in.
  4. by   stbernardclub
    Her work just doesn't do it for me.....
  5. by   Mimi2RN
    I like some of her work, we have had her pics up in our nursery, too.

    On the other hand, I go through her calendar every year, to see if I can stand seeing the photos for a whole month. I decided "no" on the Celine Dion one. The red body stocking was weird........it wasn't the only one.
  6. by   JVanRN
    Quote from z's playa
    In two words?......wierd looking.

    They remind me of burritos all wrapped up like that.
    LOL....Hilarious.
  7. by   ProfRN4
    Quote from mermom
    Interestingly we just touched on this subject on my preemie parenting bb while discussing the frustration over the misconception of what preemies actually are. While I enjoy some of her work, we were discussing how this type of "glorification" can propagate and perpetuate the gross misconception that preemies are just cute little babies, and the desire among unsuspecting women to have one.
    That reminds me of the Cabbage Patch Kids' Preemies (circa 1985). I had one, who was bald, with a binkie!! She was sooo cute, and smaller than the regular dolls. I was 11, so had no idea what a preemie was, other than being born early.

    Those pictures kind of creep me out too.
  8. by   ProfRN4
    Quote from MishlB
    I wish more of our parents would treat their babies as lovingly, instead of shooting heroin for 9 months, then decorating their cribs with rosaries and pictures of Jesus.
    I can't stop laughing at that!! I'm in peds, and see a lot of NICU 'stepdown' babies in LTC. Only a nurse can appreciate that
    remark. :chuckle :chuckle :chuckle :chuckle :chuckle

    (And since Jesus is watching over the baby, they don't have to???)
    Last edit by ProfRN4 on Jan 4, '05
  9. by   MishlB
    Quote from bonemarrowrn
    I can't stop laughing at that!! I'm in peds, and see a lot of NICU 'stepdown' babies in LTC. Only a nurse can appreciate that
    remark. :chuckle :chuckle :chuckle :chuckle :chuckle

    (And since Jesus is watching over the baby, they don't have to???)
    I work in a Catholic hospital, and can't tell you how often I hear "birth control is against our religion". But premarital sex, and shooting heroin are OK? Hmmm...it gets very frustrating!!!!!
  10. by   cswain12000
    Had to laugh at the names you mentioned--we must work in the same NICU--LOL!!
    Quote from Gompers
    And the name on the crib card is "Destiny" "Miracle" "Precious" or "Heavenly" right? Also a full code, "do everything" kind of baby? Grrrrr...you're right. I see too many parents who treat their babies like crap in utero and then expect us to work miracles afterwards.

    Babies are something to be treasured, to be adored, to be marveled at! That's why I like her pictures - she puts babies into the spotlight as the beautiful creatures that they are.

    The preemie picture in question...in one of her books, there was information in the back talking about taking that photograph. It was a gentle older man with beautiful, hardworking hands, and a healthy, stable preemie. The picture was taken in the NICU, probably a few feet from the isolette. Heck, we've send kids HOME recently who are that about that size!!!

    The pictures I can do without are the ones where the women wear these body stockings and they drop the baby inside to look like she's pregnant and we can "see" the baby inside of her. Those kind of rub me the wrong way.
  11. by   stevierae
    Quote from z's playa
    I'm Canadian and I find Celine Dion annoying too. Ever see her in an interview?
    :imbar :imbar

    Great voice though.
    I do, as well--it's like she is the quintessential, "It's all ablout ME" narcissist. Even when her husband Rene had CA, she turned it into an "all about ME" chance for photo ops and interviews about what a martyr she was, what she was giving up, etc. etc. She makes me ill--plus she is homely --did you ever seen her TEETH, back before Rene took her under his wing?-- (although she OBVIOUSLY thinks otherwise) and not at ALL a good singer.

    Saturday Night Live does some dead-on accurate spoofs of Celine Dion.
  12. by   JVanRN
    The SNL spoofs of her are hilarious. I think she has a decent voice (well way better than me anyway) but yeah that whole "It's all about me" thing is really annoying. I think the whole Celine Dion plus Anne Geddes is what turned me off from Anne Geddes. I mean why do I want to look at Celine Dion with a bunch of babies. Is she supposed to enhance the picture or something? Blech.....Celine Dion.....yuck
  13. by   SCmomof3
    I love most of Anne Geddes work. Babies are beautiful and most of her work exemplifies that. But I can see the point about making these tiny preemies just look like cute little dolls, downplaying the seriousness of prematurity.

close