+ Reply to Thread
Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12
Results 11 to 19 of 19
  1. #11
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Posts
    658
    Thanks
    276
    Thanked
    207
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts

    Default What are your thoughts on this?

    I think it's rude and condescending. IMO it suggests women care more about cake than planning an preparing for their child birth and baby! Pft!

  2. #12
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Posts
    9,898
    Thanks
    3,056
    Thanked
    5,860
    Reviews
    2
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 posts
    Awards:
    100 Posts in a week

    Default What are your thoughts on this?

    I don't think it's a fair comparison.

    How do you spend 132 hours preparing for childbirth? Reading book after book? Attending birth classes every day? Seriously.

  3. #13
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    Qld
    Posts
    26,930
    Thanks
    2,736
    Thanked
    6,743
    Reviews
    2
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 postsEmerald Star - 10,000 postsRuby Star - 15,000 postsDiamond Star - 20,000 posts
    It makes sense to me.

    I went in thinking I didn't need research. I read a few books, but nothing too info-based. I went in thinking my body would just do its job. What I hadn't anticipated is that it doing its thing would be inhibited by people who said they knew better... and that I didn't know enough to agree/disagree with what they were telling me.

    I think research can only be a good thing. You may not use anything you learn... but if a situation arises where you need to think about something, it's surely much better to know what's going on with your body, your experience, your health, your baby's health, etc... than to just shrug and go, "Yep, okay," and hope for the best. If I didn't do just that, I think my experience could have been a much better one.

    ETA - I don't think it's suggesting you actually sit down and spend that long preparing... but rather trying to get you to think about it... like, you spend that much on a wedding... that is unlikely to at all impact your mental or physical health (or that of your child).... surely it's a good idea to perhaps spend at least a BIT of time researching?

    I've also had more than 7 years between DD's birth, and another (I'm not even pregnant), so I've spent a fair bit of time researching. I know I've had more time than many others, but regardless of how much time you have, it would probably be a good idea to at least do a little...
    Last edited by SassyMummy; 01-12-2012 at 19:24.

  4. #14
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Posts
    904
    Thanks
    67
    Thanked
    237
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts

    Default What are your thoughts on this?

    I agree! I read so much with my first, second and third pregnancy that during my third whilst discussing what complications I was having during birth and what complications I had discussed with my obstetrician before birth I was asked "so how long have you been a midwife?" haha
    I'm now fourth and fifth pregnancy down and I'm gonna say I'm a walking talking pregnancy and childbirth encyclopedia ! Wedding on the other hand, meh I ordered the first thing I seen for everything! No effort at all ;-)

  5. The Following User Says Thank You to Kelly8329 For This Useful Post:

    headoverfeet  (01-12-2012)

  6. #15
    headoverfeet's Avatar
    headoverfeet is offline The truth will set you free, but first it will **** you off. -Gloria Steinem
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Australia
    Posts
    18,954
    Thanks
    3,142
    Thanked
    4,892
    Reviews
    1
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 postsEmerald Star - 10,000 postsRuby Star - 15,000 posts
    Awards:
    100 Posts in a week

    Default What are your thoughts on this?

    Thanks fearless leader

    Interesting to see others opinions

    And oops I didnt realize it was an advertisement

  7. #16
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    Adelaide
    Posts
    528
    Thanks
    354
    Thanked
    408
    Reviews
    2
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    I'm fine with the fact that I spent much longer preparing for my wedding. I didn't invite 100 people to my childbirth.

  8. The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to jellybeanicecream For This Useful Post:

    Atropos  (02-12-2012),DarcyJ  (02-12-2012),Disbride  (03-12-2012)

  9. #17
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Posts
    1,391
    Thanks
    812
    Thanked
    688
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    Weddings are a whole different type of planning. I really think there's only so much you can research pregnancy and birth. Especially if you've already done it before. Coordinating an event isn't really the same IMO. You really need to be on the ball to make sure everything goes as planned. Childbirth to me is more of a sit back and let it happen kind of thing.

    This is my first but I've been reading up on childbirth and what to expect since we started TTC. I really don't think there is much more new information for me to find out, at least not anything that I need to know.

  10. #18
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Posts
    992
    Thanks
    418
    Thanked
    201
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    I haven't read up anything on the actual birth because TBH it scares the bejeezas out of me!

    As time gets closer I will definitely read up on it more though, because I hate going into anything blind, and especially something like this.

  11. #19
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    West Australia
    Posts
    1,285
    Thanks
    654
    Thanked
    156
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    I don't think I read more or less. to be honest I haven't read much about giving birth and I am pregnant with number 5. I have had 4 good pregnancies nd 4 easy births... I do what I want and don't care what anyone else says I am not into all the modern stuff with birth.
    To me as long as my baby is here healthy I don't care how it came out


 

Similar Threads

  1. Thoughts on...
    By babylove81 in forum Choosing Baby Names
    Replies: 41
    Last Post: 25-03-2012, 10:25
  2. What are all your thoughts on....
    By Brandnewbeginnings in forum General Parenting Tips, Advice & Chat
    Replies: 20
    Last Post: 27-02-2012, 12:50
  3. What are your thoughts on this?
    By OS&N in forum General Chat
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 01-02-2012, 16:34

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
free weekly newsletters | sign up now!
who are these people who write great posts? meet our hubbub authors!
Learn how you can contribute to the hubbub!

reviews
learn how you can become a reviewer!

competitions

forum - chatting now
christmas gift guidesee all Red Stocking
Boody Organic Bamboo Baby Wear
Softer than your bub's bum Boody Organic Bamboo Baby Wear
Australia's favourite eco brand has delivered a gorgeous baby collection. Made from organic bamboo, Boody's extraordinarily soft and stretchy, skin-friendly tops, bottoms, onesies, bibs and wraps don't 'cost the earth'. Get 20% OFF! Code BUBHUB16.
sales & new stuffsee all
Bub Hub Sales Listing
HAVING A SALE? Let parents know about it with a Bub Hub Sales listing. Listings are featured on our well trafficked Sales Page + selected randomly to appear on EVERY page
featured supporter
Philips AVENT Australia
Pregnancy and early parenthood is an exciting and challenging time, but it’s good to know there is expert advice on hand to ensure that your baby gets the best start in life.
gotcha
X

Pregnant for the first-time?

Not sure where to start? We can help!

Our Insider Programs for pregnancy first-timers will lead you step-by-step through the 14 Pregnancy Must Dos!