I found this site before I discovered my pregnancy, when I was just suspecting it. I had very confusing and conflicting symptoms, and not a single person to turn to. I don't have health insurance, so I wasn't going to pay for a doctor visit to be told I wasn't pregnant, and I couldn't get a positive test until now. I didn't try to get pregnant, but I'm going to step up and get ready to be a parent.
What I want to say is that while I looked through here for answers, I saw a lot of other people who were confused and looking for answers as well. I also saw some people being SO incredibly rude to them (and to me), and it makes me sick. The whole point of a page like this is for pregnancy-related questions, whether it's about a confirmed pregnancy or someone like myself that wanted answers when they didn't have anywhere else to turn. It's like some people automatically look down on the ones that aren't sure If theyrr pregnant or not.
Not everyone is an expert on this stuff. I never even wanted kids before this, and only knew about as much as "I bleed every month". Not everyone can run to the doctor for everything, and not everyone knows someone with experience that they are able to feel comfortable asking for advice. This is a place meant to answer peoples' questions, so why are some people treating those that have certain questions like idiots when they're probably stressed enough. If you dont want to answer a question, ignore it. Don't mock them because they maybe experiencing something confusing or new to them.
Pregnancy symptoms are not in black and white terms. Some people are different. Some bleed, some don't. Some can get a positive test easily, and it takes a longer time for others.
Just because you had an easier time finding out if you were pregnant does not make you better than those that did not.
Asked by Anonymous at 1:34 PM on Jul. 10, 2011 in Pregnancy
Answer by Anonymous at 1:36 PM on Jul. 10, 2011
I agree that some answers can be extremely rude, but honestly no one here can tell you if you're pregnant no matter what the symptoms are. If you had sex you may be pregnant, simple as that. I don't mean to be rude and hopefully this doesn't come off that way....
Answer by skittles1108 at 1:40 PM on Jul. 10, 2011
Answer by twinsplus2more at 1:41 PM on Jul. 10, 2011
I think the reason most people are rude is because a lot of people ask if they are pregnant and no one can tell them if they are. I agree that people come on here for support or because they have no where else to go for advice. I usually skip questions if I cant answer them . I dont like to make people feel stupid because I know how it feels. I've asked some questions on here and people answer sarcastically. I'm not stupid and I know that no one can predict when I'll have my baby. I've never asked if anyone knew when. But the end of this pregnancy is so different than my 1st one so I dont know everything. But agree with you. Everyone is different and needs support, not people who are gonna look down on them when they ask for advice if or if something is normal.
Answer by SMG1120 at 1:44 PM on Jul. 10, 2011
You are going to run across some Rude Answers but, for the most part there are some Awesome Mommy's here wanting to help someone out with a question or problem- you just have to let the Rude ones roll off your back & ignore them b/c they are sitting right there waiting to get a Reaction like you just gave them.. Congratulations on your pregnancy:)
Answer by daisyb at 1:53 PM on Jul. 10, 2011
Answer by kbakeman at 1:59 PM on Jul. 10, 2011
Answer by PartyGalAnne at 3:14 PM on Jul. 10, 2011
Answer by P3anut at 3:30 PM on Jul. 10, 2011