Tia Mowry Says Sister Tamera Is Too Wimpy for a Natural Birth


There's nothing like trying an all-natural, no pain drugs birth and having your own sister say you "won't make it." Way to be supportive! However, Tamera Mowry's sister, Tia, knows her better than most. She could be on to something! Said Tia, whose sister is due pretty much any day now, to US Weekly:

She is my sister and we can't take pain. Pain and us, we just don't mix! She is trying to be brave, which is good ... but I don't think she is going to make it.

Ouch, way to harsh a mellow, sis.

Tia and Tamera are twins who used to star on the '90s show Sister, Sister and now head up Tia & Tamera on Style network. Tia, who delivered son Cree last year via Cesarean section, will be in the delivery room to coach Tamera, despite her misgivings. I wonder what she'll say? "C'mon, sis, don't be a hero! The epidural is riiiight here."

Of course, the problem with epidurals is that you can't suddenly request one mid-birth. They take awhile to kick in and you have to do them at a certain time. I think that's the problem with natural birth -- once you decide to do it, there's no turning back. Some women end up handling it fine; others not so much. Which one will you be? Who can tell?!

But it is pretty brave (or nuts?!) of Tamera to try it, if she really isn't good with pain like her sister says. Then again, who is good with pain?! It's always amazing to me how some women just know this is what they want, end of story, no fence sitting. One woman I know recently gave birth at home and told me she was baking a pie during her contractions. And then I know a few women who sincerely regretted that they didn't ask for an epidural. Then I know ones who tried natural birth but ended up having to have a C-section. Birth can be pretty random.

Anyway, I hope it works out for Tamera. And for Tia. And I sincerely hope that Tia doesn't experience any of that twin sympathy pain!

Did you have a natural birth? What happened?

Image via Style.com


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jessi... jessicasmom1

aww he is sweet , amazing that a twin did not have another twin birth is it not more common?

nonmember avatar Sarah

I had three unmedicated births. The labor for my oldest was 32 hours long. I arrived at the hospital and less than two hours later our daughter arrived after 20 minutes of pushing. My second child was more complicated. The labor was quite a bit shorter, but extremely instense. He was enormous at 10lbs 5oz. I was able to deliver his head, but his shoulder got caught (shoulder Dystocia). The doctor told me what I had to do to work with her. We were able to get him out relatively unharmed (some bruising). The doctor told me it was largely in part to my being able to feel and control my body, otherwise we would have required an emergency c-section. I am so thankful! My third was 9lbs 8oz and was by far my easiest labor and delivery. Natural unmedicated birth isn't for everyone, but women need to remember that it doesn't last forever and it isn't something just organic, marathon running, model or hippy moms do. There is no need to feel intimidated by doctors or society to do it medicated. You'd be surprised by how many labor nurses who told me they birthed naturally or wanted to do it when they had children.. Research labor and natural pain methods and be in control of your birth experience as much as you can...the baby will decide the rest. No regrets!

nonmember avatar Christina

I had a 100 percent natural birth and am so glad I did. It was an amazing way to bring my little girl into the world. I'm thankful for having people around me who were positive rather than having family and friends who were negative about giving natural birth.

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