Monday, October 5, 2009

This Really Chaps my Hide

On our way home from play practice, there are two billboards.
They have a picture of a young lady with the words, "you have the power to have a healthy baby".
It's an ad for a health clinic, I think.
What does this imply?
UGH! It implies that if you only get proper prenatal care, you will have a healthy baby. And you have the power to make that happen.
Well darn. I wish someone had told me I had the power to have a healthy baby. If only I'd known that I possess that power!
For the record, I have always gotten the proper prenatal care.
I don't go to the doctor on a normal basis, but when I'm pregnant I never miss an appointment.
I just hate that they are trying to tell people that they can have a healthy baby.

Sometimes, it just isn't up to us.

1 comment:

truth said...

I don't blame you for feeling the way you do. I recently watched a couple of the "I didn't know I was pregnant" shows. It seemed like every single one who had a baby with absolutely no prenatal care had healthy babies. And some were born in toilets, in an outhouse on the gross disgusting floor.

I'm happy it worked out for these ladies, but there no guarantees.


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