Why say this to a pregnant woman?!?! Seriously?!
I am so sick of the negative comments I get. For one, I have had so many people feel the need to tell me labor and birth horror stories. For example: "My son's shoulder got stuck in the birth canal and my doctor had to pull him out! It was the worst pain I've ever felt." or "My cousin had a stillborn at 40 weeks. It was so sad.. I hope that doesn't happen to you." or "My sister got a uterus infection after giving birth and almost died!" or "Labor is the worst pain you will EVER feel. You will wish you could just be dead!" or "I tore so bad with my daughter! I had 10 stitches. That will probably happen to you because your baby is going to be big!" or "my son stopped breathing when I was giving birth and I had to get an emergency c-section. He almost died!" These are real examples of things that have been said to me by multiple people. Like...seriously?! What the hell makes people think it's okay to say things like that to a first time pregnant woman who is due to give birth any day? Do they think I'm not already terrified as is?! Do they think it's funny or something to scare the shit out of me?! That's like someone telling you they are going in for heart surgery in a few days and you respond with something like: "Oh my aunt had heart surgery! It was terrible, she almost died! Good luck with that!". IT'S. NOT. NICE. UGHHH. I am already nervous as hell about giving birth. I don't even want to leave the house or talk to anybody because I just keep being told all these terrible things. I DON'T WANT TO HEAR ANY MORE OF IT.
And then there are the comments I get that aren't as bad, but still irritating. For example: "get lots of sleep while you can cause you will never get another good night's sleep in your life once the baby is here." or "Hear that silence? Say goodbye to that when all you hear is a crying baby." ....Yes, thank you all so much for enlightening me! As if I wasn't aware that having a baby isn't all rainbows and butterflies. I am well aware that I am going to be giving up my free time and sleeping in for diaper changes, crying fits and sleepless nights. Is it really necessary for you to negatively point out how challenging it is going to be?! I am already incredibly nervous about becoming a mom for the first time and how I'm going to handle the huge change that is about to take over my life...in fact I think about it everyday. So I don't need anybody to remind me how hard it is going to be thank you very much. I am scared but I'm also really excited to be a Mom. Why don't people have anything positive to say about it?
My main point is...in regards to my pregnancy, a simple "congrats" would suffice. If you have something negative to say, keep it to yourself!!!!!! End of rant.