My sd12 had a very traumatic birth (swallowed myconium, collapsed lung, the works) and her whole family replays this over and over. She brings it up at least once a week. I'm 3 1/2 months pregnant and one thing I don't need to hear is this same story. I tell her that at least we know it had a good ending...she's perfectly healthy now. I knew this was going to be an issue and even explained to my dh that I don't want to hear negative feedback from people. It seems inevitable that folks bring up every bad experience and I usually say jokingly,"trust me the last thing any pregnant woman wants to hear is a birthing horror story."
My sd has been acting out since the news of the new baby and I'm reluctant to discourage her from talking about her own story. I've explained that hers was the exception not the rule, I'm a doula, trained in hypnobirthing and waterbirth so I know how positive births can be.
I've got the grownups figured out but what do I say to sd or should I have her dad talk to her?
Asked by Anonymous at 10:58 AM on Jun. 26, 2011 in General Parenting
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