Iysha - posted on 10/11/2009 ( 21 moms have responded )
My baby was a preemie because I had an aging placenta which is usually caused by smoking, drug use or being an older mother. I am 21 and have never done drugs or smoked. My 3 month old daughter, Kylie, had to stay in the NICU for 17 days. I could not imagine just doing whater I thought was ok even though someone who specializes in infants tells me it is not in my baby's best interest.
I get so angry at pregnant women who smoke, drink, or are doing drugs. Like real mad.I get frustrated with moms who just really don't care what is advised by doctors/pediatritions/experts about their baby or babies in general.
I just want to yell at these people...I don't...but I really want to. At some points, I cry out of frustration/sadness for these people and their children ...and I don't even know these people!
I feel like I did everything I could while I was pregnant to make sure my baby was healthy and safe when she was born and I had her before she was due. Why aren't all mothers doing the same when they know their actions are not good because of the toll it can take on their children? Even now that my baby has been born, I am still watching out for her and following her doctor's advice. Why do some people intentionally ignore expert advice?
Does anyone feel like that or am I just a wierdo?