Natasha - posted on 02/22/2011 ( 28 moms have responded )
Ok, so I have a pet peeve that bugs the crap out of me. I want to know if it's just me, or if it's something that bothers other pregnant women.
Right now I am 33 weeks pregnant and have been pregnant twice before. Once successfully, I have a 3 year old son, and once ened in a miscarriage at 14 weeks. I know that all pregnancies are different and that people share thier experiences to help prepare new moms for anything that might come thier way.
That being said, please stop telling me the scary things that happened to you or someone you know during thier pregnancy. I do not need or want to hear about the woman who thought she just had a cold and ended up dying because she had H1N3. Yes, I feel horrible that she and her unborn baby died, but you don't need to give me details about it. Yes, nothing would be worse than going to the dr 2 days before your due date to find out that your baby had died in utereo and that the mother then had to go through all the pain of labour with none of the pay off.
I do not want to hear that your friend's sister's cousin went through 46 hours of labour an ended up with a brain damaged baby because of lack of oxygen.
Is it just me, or are these things that one would think twice about telling someone who is pregnant? I would never look at a friend or coworker and think that giving them this type of information would help ease the uneasiness of being pregnant.
What do you think? Would you tell your friends stories like this? Especially if you knew that they had alreay gone through a miscarriage and was suffering from all the anxiety that comes with that?