With so many of my girlfriends getting pregnant recently, the subject of what "You CAN Do" and what "You CAN'T Do" has definitely been a major focus of discussion. So, I find myself trying to figure out how crazy I will respond to said questions whenever I happen to get pregnant. I stumbled upon this blog titled "Free Range Kids - Giving our kids the freedom we had without going nuts with worry" and I have to admit it describes my point of view on raising my unborn children to a T. This one article specifically about the Do's and Don'ts of pregnancies really made me smile. Here is an excerpt..
"Dear Free-Range Kids: I literally threw What to Expect When You’re Expecting across the room after I cracked it open for the first time to a random page and read, “We don’t have any evidence that coloring your hair harms the fetus, but we don’t have any evidence that it’s GOOD for the fetus, so sorry, Mom, but it’s just one more sacrifice you’re going to have to make.”
My blood pressure shot up so high reading that, I’m surprised I didn’t go into pre-term labor. The only thing that saved me was knowing that the book was a hand-me-down and I hadn’t contributed to the personal fortune of its author.
So we preggos are supposed to give up everything that has not been proven to be beneficial to the baby even if there’s no evidence that it’s harmful? I refuse. The amount of love I feel for this little guy kicking my bladder is better measured by my determination to raise him to engage intellectually with the world around him than by mindless acts of pointless martyrdom."
I can't blame you if you disagree and I can't blame you if you think I am a horrible woman for thinking so, but unfortunately I am who I am and this is how I will respond whenever I do get knocked up :) Please share your thoughts/opinions/personal point of view. Who knows I may change my mind once I actually am pregnant, but I am guessing I won't.
Please check out the original post to which the above post was made here at: "Driven Crazy by Pregnancy Perfectionism" are there any pregnant woman out there who feel this way?