When English soccer captain, Harry Kane, praised his fiancée on social media after the birth of their second child, he never expected the response he received.
He shared a photo with their new bub captioned, “Our beautiful addition to the family! Vivienne Jane Kane. So proud of @kategoodersxx for having the most amazing water birth with no pain relief at all. #mygirls #hypnobirthing”
The proud dad clearly had no idea of the controversy he was starting when he wrote the comment after the birth of his second daughter, Vivienne.
Critics quickly reacted with angry mums defending their decision to choose pain-relief during long labours.
“Please don’t promote drug-free births as better than others. We all give birth how we give birth, just like we parent how we parent. Doesn’t make anyone better than anyone else,” said one follower.
“Way to make mothers feel terrible if they ask for an epidural,” said another.
Harry was soon tweeting a response to the angry women saying, “Any woman can give birth however they would like,” he wrote. “I’m very proud of my fiancée for doing it how she wanted and we both learnt a lot from hypnobirthing.”
Let’s get one thing straight, any women can give birth however they would like. I’m very proud of my fiancée for doing it the way she wanted and we both learnt a lot from hypnobirthing. — Harry Kane (@HKane) August 9, 2018
Many fans replied telling him he did not have to defend Kate’s choices.
“Let’s all just celebrate births however they happen,” said one Twitter follower, “Let’s not make birth-shaming a thing.”
Our beautiful addition to the family! Vivienne Jane Kane. ???? So proud of @KateGoodlandx for having the most amazing water birth with no pain relief at all ???????????? #mygirls #hypnobirthing pic.twitter.com/a6BM4CkFM1
— Harry Kane (@HKane) August 8, 2018
Oops! I really don’t think he meant anything by it at all, do you? Unlike this dad who claimed that “the pain of childbirth is a myth and it’s really just all in our heads due to fear and anxiety.” Read more on that here.
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