Originally Posted by beachcomber
Okay. There's something fundamental that I don't understand here ...
Why is it so hard to accept that sometimes people are going to do things you personally dislike? I mean this is just a basic fact of life. It happens all the time.
Hard to accept for whom? Who are you directing this statement at?
I suppose you could say that there are many things in life that are "hard to accept" - or in other words things that upset me- on a personal basis. What are thigns that bother me? Child abuse, global starvation and poverty, spousal abuse, spanking, racisim, circimcision, and so on. But these are my personal feelings, and like you and everyone here, we all have different opinions as to what is morally right and wrong. Women drinking on a regular basis or in exces
s during pregnancy is something that disturbs me personally because of dangers to the fetus.
I don't "judge" women who drink on a regular basis or in excess
during pregnancy because there is a reason they must be doing so, which I feel stems from them either not being educated to facts and possible dangers to their fetus or because they may have issues with alcohol dependancy in which case I would feel for the mother. It doesn't disturb me however if a woman has a single drink on a special occasion because I don't see any long term damage is possible to her fetus.
Do you plan on having a natural childbirth without pain medications? Why? Do you plan on breastfeeding? Why? Would you circumcise your son? Why or why not?
Mothers should make choices depending on what is best for baby, not what is best for mommy.