Burden or Priviledge?

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Registered: 06-04-2003
Burden or Priviledge?
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Wed, 06-11-2003 - 12:51pm
Do you think of pregnancy as a BURDEN or a PRIVILEDGE?

I think we as women.....as a reaction to the way we have been discriminated against have come to look at pregnancy as a BURDEN or as a sort of strange advantage to wave over the heads of POLITICIANS.



I think its a priviledge not to be toyed with.

What do you think?

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Registered: 06-11-2003
Wed, 06-11-2003 - 1:02pm
definitely a privelidge(I cannot seem to spell today?)
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Registered: 03-25-2003
Wed, 06-11-2003 - 1:10pm
It depends on the situation - my 1st and 3rd pregnancies were burdens. My second, which resulted in my wonderful DS, was a priviledge.

June

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Registered: 03-21-2003
Wed, 06-11-2003 - 1:29pm
This is scary because I'm agreeing with you again today ;)

Sometimes a pregnancy is a burden depending on current life situations. I've had pregnancies that we're extremely burdensome, and now I have kids who are ;) LOL School is about to be out, so maybe I shouldn't talk about my kids for a few months ;)

Kim 

Mom to Brad, Ma

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Registered: 03-25-2003
Wed, 06-11-2003 - 3:05pm
Yeah Munch, are you feeling ok???

I hear that about the kids - mine gets out the 17th and I''m already having anxiety attacks! When do they go back again???

June

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Registered: 03-26-2003
Wed, 06-11-2003 - 3:21pm
Lucky you...my kids have been out since MAY 21!!! We get out early in Florida.

Sue

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Registered: 06-01-2003
Wed, 06-11-2003 - 11:21pm
definately a God-given privilege
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Registered: 03-25-2003
Thu, 06-12-2003 - 1:05pm
Neither, in general, though my only pregnancy oftened seemed like a burden. Pregnancy was quite uncomfortable to me, plus since I was diagnosed with cancer and had chemo during the pregnancy... well, it would have been a lot easier if I wasn't pregnant to deal with that. The steroids they gave me with the chemo made me gain way too much weight, some of which is still hanging around. I used to be quite skinny, now I'm chubby, to put it mildly. I worried constantly for my own health and that of the baby. I was not happily glowing and checking out the layette department all the time. I picked up each baby item and wondered if I should leave the tags on in case she didn't make it and so on...

Any future pregnancies, if my health holds up enough to allow them, will be terrifying too - and yes, I will see them as a "burden" to some degree. But a burden that is worthwhile.

-Deb

 

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Registered: 03-26-2003
Thu, 06-12-2003 - 2:20pm
I personally think of my pregnancy as a complete priviledge. But, this pregnancy was wanted in a big big way.

I can see why some women would see pregnancy as a burden. And, I wouldnt *ever* judge someone for their views on their pregnancy. It's a very personal thing.


MM 27 weeks, 1 day pregnant w/Ben & Emma