Iâ€™m wondering if Iâ€™m in the majority on this? Before I knew that I wanted kids, I used to be addicted to the TLC shows, like â€śA Baby Storyâ€ť. It was such fairy tale like that I would get sucked in and spend so much time watching and enjoying it. I believed everyone had those experiences...The feel good aspect of the show was addictive.Enter pregnancy. And new mommyhood.
I despised this show with such a vengance for several reasons.I also get jealous of other women's pregnancies, you know, the women who did it the "right" way.During pregnancy I had been so tainted on the effortlessness pregnancies that I couldnâ€™t relate. I didnâ€™t have the fairy tale and I was outraged. Why werenâ€™t there women like me on the show? Talking about the worry and fear. I didnâ€™t think about the nursery like these other moms. I didnâ€™t shop like these other moms. The moms and dads and babies had all this support. And togetherness. And wealth! Bringing home their baby to beautiful nurseries, homes and welcoming arms. Where was the postpartum talk? Empty waiting rooms? How you wished that more people would come to visit?
I'm married but I am unsupported because i'm with a black man. NO-ONE or my family helped me and I was always alone.It was like torture watching these parents take their babies home and had tons of suppport and family waited to help out with anything. It's not like I didn't have family. It's just that everyone was so racist and angry about it except my sisters.We're in Atlanta.Not even a phone call. Everyone was so excited for my cousin, and she had a huge baby shower and got everything she needed, but a couple years later when I got pregnant , no one even seemed to care, I had to throw my own damn baby shower, and even then I hardly got anything, so I had to buy 95% of what I needed on my own. The other 5% was from hospital staff. It was a very depressing time . Yes, as you can tell, I needed some meds to let a show make me feel so down.I hope i'm not overreacting or sound overly spiteful.
Is this normal? Has anyone else experienced this? Any insight?