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#91 of 98 Old 09-20-2009, 09:26 PM
 
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LOL... I don't think those spots have anymore legal validity then the ones at peoples homes marked "________<insert sports team or dog lover> parking only".....
I mean anyone can make those up. They are just there for endearing purposes...
I say park up a storm.
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If the expectant mother is truly in need of a placard, then the ob has the ability to order one for her. the pp who said her ob wouldn't because she "worked through her pregnancy"; needed to find a different ob.
You're assuming that 1) she's using an OB and not a midwife, lay or otherwise, and 2) that the ability is the same as the desire to do so and 3) that people always have the option to just drop their provider and retain new care. It just doesn't flow that way too often.
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oh my god i can not believe this thread does not just die.

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When I was pregnant with my son it became very very uncomfortable towards the end. I had to do a lot of things on my own since DH was roking round the clock and my family lived not so close by.. and I didn't have any friends to help either. Going to the store and praying I could snatch the expecting or new mothers spot each time was so annoying, especially when I see a woman who is not more than 4 or so months along getting out of her car, or men.. or whoever else decides to take away the spot from me or other ladies who are having such a hard time of it.

I look at them as handicapped spots really. You should only use them if you have to. I know you are an expectant mother, sure, but physically you are fine to walk those extra steps. And yea, it was 9 in the morning, but I went a lot of places at 9 in the morning.

Not trying to flame you but thats just my opinion. Congratulations on the baby
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I assume those spots are there at BRU because it's nice not to lug 2 full carts all the way through the parking lot by yourself, PG or otherwise expecting. I didn't really use them when I was PG the first time, but it was a nice option the second time around when I had a toddler in tow. the only time I've looked askance at someone using the toddler/infant marked spots is when it was a 60+ yo old man who was alone and got out of his car barking "Damn it, the best spots in the lot should be open to ANYONE! Grumble grumble grumble."

It's a lot easier in some states than others to get a handicap placard. I think I've read here and on another message board that Ohio is like ridiculously easy to get a hangtag, and people have them for really no good reason, but in other states/municipalities, it's practically impossible to get them.

Our local library has spots up front for "Parents with infants, toddlers and strollers." I have an infant and a toddler but don't use a stroller most of the time we go there. I still use the spot if one's available. It's nice to be a little closer because my toddler is often VERY excited to be there and over-stimulated on the way out and it's just easier to have the car parked close by. But it's also no big deal if they are taken.
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I completely understand the need to do something tangible now and then to "feel expecting". It's really rough to be expecting a baby and there is so little acknowledgement from anyone around you. And since you were sensitive to the number of other cars in the lot, I see no problem at all!
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:: OP - Good for you! I hope that you are thrown a baby shower as well. ::

Our signs at Babies R' Us do not say Pregnant Women; they say Expectant Mothers Parking. They are designed to make a woman getting ready to be a mother fell special. OP is preparing to be a mom, therefore she qualifies.
I totally agree!

My question is... what do PG women that have walking issues and the such do at store that do not have "these" types of spots?

CONGRATS OP!!!!!!!!!!!! i would have taken the spot in your shoes! you earned it too!

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You're assuming that 1) she's using an OB and not a midwife, lay or otherwise, and 2) that the ability is the same as the desire to do so and 3) that people always have the option to just drop their provider and retain new care. It just doesn't flow that way too often.

No. I'm not assuming anything. I am having a hard time believing if soemone were truly handicapped by her pregnancy, that she would be unable to obtain a handicapped placard.
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I totally agree!

My question is... what do PG women that have walking issues and the such do at store that do not have "these" types of spots?CONGRATS OP!!!!!!!!!!!! i would have taken the spot in your shoes! you earned it too!
Yes, I am wondering too. I think those spots are silly I think it's fine for the op to use them. I find it sad that some people think she shouldn't have. They are "vanity" spots. Not handicapped spots. I've been pregnant. Pretty miserably too at times. If I couldn't walk very far, I would drive around until someone left a close to the front door spot. No big deal.
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