Jenelle - posted on 06/21/2010 ( 23 moms have responded )
In this last week my husbands family came down on me for being selfish, uncaring, and taking the easy way out of my pregnancies. They claim that by me having to have IV's and feeding tubes to make sure both the baby and I are getting the nutrients that is needed is taking the easy way out. And that it is either in my head or I just don't care about taking care of my body. I was also highly criticized for not keeping the "baby in full-term, 40+ weeks in the oven." I spend four months of my pregnancy on bed rest, taking every medication possible to stop contractions, all while taking care of six children. I am lucky if I can make it to 34 weeks. But they treat me as if I have control over these situations. As if I consciously choose to have my babies early on run the risk of having a sick baby!! I am curious to know what part of IV's, feeding tubes, lengthy bed rest, labor for 15 weeks, and constant Dr. visits is "easy." Does anyone else have to deal with people criticizing you for having preterm babies?