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Roanoke Should Be Nicknamed “The City of Wise Baby Mamas”

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Roanoke Should Be Nicknamed “The City of Wise Baby Mamas”

Sometimes, you just can’t make this stuff up:

Neither a prank nor an Onion article, this old-but-classic newspaper caption from Roanoke, Virginia encapsulates why government-mandated contraception-tinis may not be such a bad idea.

The Roanoke medical community is apparently as stellar as this woman’s maternal instincts, as evidenced by this quote from the article:

“As for smoking while pregnant, she said her doctor told her “it would be good if I cut back, but if I totally quit, it would not only cause stress on me but it would cause stress on the baby.”

Precisely why I maintained my heroin habit!  Those withdrawal shakes would be hell on the baby.

Of course, my mom smoked the entire time she was pregnant with me.  “Nobody told you not to back in those days,” she shrugged.  And look at me — I’m fine!

Oh, wait, hold on a sec till this massive facial twitching fit passes. . . just one of those little “quirks” that I have.

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Candy Kirby is the founder of The Laughing Stork and a professional fun-maker who will never stop chasing her lifelong dream: to find the Pomeranian or porn star after whom her parents must have named her. A humor columnist for Disney, Nickelodeon, Scary Mommy, Reductress and Redbook, she also used to be a staff writer for the soap opera, The Bold and the Beautiful, where she penned many scripts featuring prolonged heated stares and countless “Who’s the Daddy?” story lines. Candy lives in Los Angeles with her husband, two young kids and three rescue Persian cats, the latter of whom are the real brains behind this operation (so send all complaints to them).

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