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Jane Seymour Gives Angelina Pregnancy Advice

Did You Get Unsolicited Pregnancy Advice?

Mother of six Jane Seymour gave expecting mother Angelina Jolie some advice on her weight gain. Having delivered twins herself over a decade ago, the 57–year–old former Dancing with the Stars contestant told OK!:

My advice to her [Angelina] is to put some weight on. . . I think she needs to keep putting on weight so she can feed those babies. I don't think she should think twice. She hasn't put on enough weight.

Jane may play Dr. Quinn, the Medicine Woman on television but doling out unsolicited pregnancy advice is risky at best. Aside from her making judgments on Angelina's physical status, she also assumes the mother–to–be will breastfeed the twins.

Did you get unsolicited pregnancy advice from friends and strangers?

ligaya ligaya 9 years
Are we ABSOLUTELY SURE Jane said what they say she said? There might not even have been an interview. And if there was an interview, they might have misquoted her or manipulated the words to imply Jane said something when she did nothing of the sort. Actors are usually diplomatic to the media even if they don't like another actor - because they never know when they're going to work with that actor. I've read Jane's interviews in mainstream magazines & on tv shows - she doesn't seem the type who'd slam Angelina. Jane might have shared her own experience in a general way, I find it hard to believe she'd give unsolicited advice to Angie specifically. When Nicole Kidman was first appointed Good Ambassador for the UN's women program, she was reported to have slammed Angelina in the press, I was really upset because I considered Nicole a lady & because she & Angie were sister-ambassadors. I got Nicole's publicity agent through, and we exchanged of emails. Turned out that Nicole had never given an interview to this Scottish tab paper. They had to print a retraction.
Zahara-Pitt Zahara-Pitt 9 years
they r not friends, and this is coming from ok magazine so i would take it with a grain of salt
Frank-y-Ava Frank-y-Ava 9 years
I think that was kinda of random,i hope there not friends cause Angie hates when people talk negatively about her in public. She probably won't talk to this later for 10 years.
pinkprincess1101 pinkprincess1101 9 years
its also funny how fans act like they know her personally too, anyway we all give advice whatever the situation maybe
GlowingMoon GlowingMoon 9 years
Well, I'm child-free by choice, and I received unsolicited advice on how I SHOULD have children. Pregnant women are not the only ones receiving advice on having children. Decidedly non-pregnant women like me receive input, too.
Katya1967 Katya1967 9 years
I didn't know Jane Seymour hangs out with Angelina. Isn't it amazing how many people who play Doctors on TV are worried about her?
phatE phatE 9 years
ummm ericka I do know what she said, but they also said what is your advice for Angelina and her twins, referencing that Jane had been through the same thing, blah blah blah, and Greggie so sorry, must have misread..
Greggie Greggie 9 years
"whaetever people....reality you will get advice (good and bad) from strangers ALL THE TIME! whether its on a site, in the store, and walking down the street!" I don't understand the "whatever" portion of this comment, didn't we all agree that the advice never ends? And phat, I never said my situation was comparable to an interview. It was an answer to the question about receiving unsolicited advice. Either way, I think Jane could've easily said something like "It's not for me to say" or done something general about twins and learning as you go.
Gabriela14815884 Gabriela14815884 9 years
The unsolicited advice NEVER ends!! I got it when I was pregnant, after my daughter was born, now that she is a toddler and now that I am pregnant again. People always feel the need to give their input.
brown_eyed_grrl brown_eyed_grrl 9 years
I dread that part of having kids. I don't think I'll be able to be nice about unsolicitied comments, and I KNOW I won't be nice about strangers thinking they can touch me or my kids. It's not my job to put people in their place, but maybe it'll spare some other preganant woman from stupid comments or groping.
momma-tikita momma-tikita 9 years
whaetever people....reality you will get advice (good and bad) from strangers ALL THE TIME! whether its on a site, in the store, and walking down the street! i hated it...what this woman told angie is just as bad as you preggers walking down the street and someone stopping to tell you this. its totally uncalled for, she isnt a doctor, and every woman is diffrent! Some people just feel like they can say whatever they want to say. i got tired of playing nice with people...if you say something rude to me watch out. I thought it would be over after i had my kids but i quickly noticed it was just the begining. my favorite? one that i get ( no lie) everyday... "are those two YOUR kids? wow your so skinny though". yes i am skinny i got lucky..but i guess skinny people can't have kids? my response... "well i dont know about yours but my husband loves me like this" ...i know its kinda rude in a way BUT im really serious when i say i get that everyday when i take the kids to the park! after a while it get s really tiring to hear the same thing from diffrent people...especially when they are talking about my kids! okay wow...sorry people...i just realized how much i vented there...LOL!
kiwitwist kiwitwist 9 years
I think everyone does.
Ericka Ericka 9 years
Umm phatE the first thing she said was "My advice TO her is..." and later says "she hasn't put on enough weight".
phatE phatE 9 years
sorry, let me clarify.. i really am talking about the reaction to what jane seymore suggested(i.e. commenting on her physical status)and how i find it odd that seems out of line when that is done here all the time. as far as I can tell, her Dr Quin thing isn't what she was speaking from, and she wasn't referring to herself as a doctor with medical experience. she was being interviewed and someone asked her opinion... jane seymore wasn't talking to angelina jolie, she was talking about her.. when someone comes up to you and tells you you're going to turn your son into a serial killer because of a book you're reading, that's really not comparable to someone in an interview stating their opinion because they were asked..
Greggie Greggie 9 years
I don't think this site is about unsolicited advice. If we visit voluntarily, babysugar/lilsugar isn't exactly giving unasked for advice. Anyway, of course I've gotten it. I believe all women have. I've gotten very good at smiling and saying "I'm ok, thanks." Nine times out of ten it's old wives' tales like not reaching over my head. But my favorite unsolicited advice came from a coworker when I was pumping breastmilk. She saw that I was bringing the book Silence of the Lambs into the break room to read while pumping, and very seriously informed me that I was going to turn my son into a serial killer.
jessie jessie 9 years
there is always gonna be someone offering advice. whether you choose to listen or not is up to you. sometimes though the advice can actually be useful, othertimes its in one ear out the other.
phatE phatE 9 years
babysugar, isn't that what this entire site is about?
blackjade blackjade 9 years
I try to recognize that most people are just trying to be helpful. They may have gone through something and - in their mind- they're helping someone else avoid what they didn't. ... That said, some days it's just sooo annoying."You're going to eat all that?" "You need to eat more" "Drink more water" "You're drinking tea - I heard caffiene causes miscarriages..." It never ends.
honey693 honey693 9 years
I don't think there's a pregnant woman out there who hasn't been given advice they didn't ask for. I personally think it's incredibly rude unless you're doing something to visibly hurt the child. How you parent or choose to go through your pregnancy is your/your husband's/your doctors (sometimes) choice. Pregnancy/parenting is tough enough without everyone else sticking their nose in.
mini_pixie mini_pixie 9 years
Of course! doesn't everyone? "you haven't gained enough" "are you really going to eat that icecream?" "can I touch your belly?" (or worse, touching without asking) People mean well, like my mom says everyone has this instinct to help others raise their kids, it stems from our hunter-gatherer-it takes a village ancestors. You just have to take what they say with grace and do what's best for yourself based on your own good judgment. "thanks so much for the suggestion, great-aunt Edna, we'll certainly keep it in mind"
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