Mary - posted on 01/17/2011 ( 63 moms have responded )
We've had numerous threads on here about "issues" that women may face when pregnant, and our expectations of what the "right" response is from society.
Some of us get all up in arms at the thought of a pregnancy being a cause for discrimination; don't you dare deny a visibly pregnant woman admittance to a bar, and definitely don't refuse to hire (or fire) a woman just because she's pregnant.
Some of us think that pregnancy is a reason for society to make special concessions; there needs to be more of those stork parking spots for pregnant mommas, and any decent person should relinquish their seat on the bus for a pregnant woman.
I can see where it gets a bit confusing for society at times....A pregnant woman demands that she is just as qualified to continue in her job as a waitress, cashier, or neurosurgeon, and yet, on her day off, she's in need of a special parking spot because it's too far of a walk from whatever normal spots are open?
So which is it?
Is it reasonable that a woman with a normal, healthy and uncomplicated pregnancy expect society to bend to her personal needs and wants, whether it's to continue all 9 months working full time as a bartender, or to be coddled and cocooned from the moment she begins to show?