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I don't need my doctor's "permission" to do anything. I'm a big girl and can evaluate the risks of working (I sit at a desk, in an office with a direct path to both the fridge and the restroom) versus not working (I go broke and have nowhere to live! sweet!) all by myself.<br><br>
Tell me what I'm not "allowed" to do and my first instinct will be to do the opposite.<br><br>
Don't tell me I need to ask my doctor's permission to have a "teensy sip of champagne at midnight," then tell me I'll probably be "too pooped to party" anyway.<br><br>
My first-grade teacher called certain things "no-nos." That was nearly three decades ago. She had a Princess Diana haircut. You do not. Please stop it.<br>
Call it my "tummy" and you risk a handbag to yours.<br><br>
While I believe my "hubby's" help will be invaluable, he is, to invoke another phrase from my childhood, "not the boss of me." He will not be monitoring my food intake, sleep, exercise, or anything else.<br><br>
Don't tell me that "juicy burgers and pink steaks are a thing of the past." I do have a food thermometer and know how to use it. Bugs die at certain temperatures, and well before the hockey-puck stage.<br><br>
"Just to be safe" is not an excuse to go overboard and cut everything in a category out. Sushi is seasoned rice. If I eat that with vegetables, it's probably safer than the pasteurized skim milk you're pushing on me.<br><br><br>
/rant off. I should probably stop reading this crap and do some work.
 

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I'm ignoring all that rubbish this time around. During my first pregnancy, I couldn't read enough, but this time, I don't care to be tsk tsked about everything I put in my mouth or about my sleep position. Women have been having babies for millions of years without the help of "What to Expect" et al.
 

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I went and checked out a few books from the library. The first one is really annoying me, I hope the rest are better. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/eyesroll.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="roll">
 

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Moody are we? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngtongue.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Stick Out Tongue"><br><br>
I read all the crap before and I just roll my eyes now. I just think of it as good for those who don't know how to think for themselves or don't do real research on their own. I have to say I'm tired of the same things getting repeated. Why don't they tell us something new?
 

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A short temper is the biggest real symptom I have right now, so I'm gonna milk it! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"><br><br>
(That and sore breasts and a general "fogginess" even though I'm sleeping reasonably well. Those are harder to have fun with. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin">)
 

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Your post is funny. What are you reading anyway? I can't say I feel that way when I read some pregnancy stuff, I take it all as a guideline, with a grain of salt. I would NOT read the "what to expect" books though, I hate those books. I'm more interested in developmental aspects of pregnancy and ideas for birthing...experiences, etc...<br><br>
I think there are a lot of scare tactics employed when dealing with pregnant women, I have read so much of it trying to figure out why I was miscarrying, and the result is a hugely paranoid pregnancy. Of course I don't think it was any of my actions that caused the losses but reading about m/c sure makes you feel like it.<br><br>
Right now I am hating anything that says morning sickness is a sign pregnancy is going well. Well *eff* you, I feel fine, and after 4 losses that is not what I want to hear!!!! So rude...and there isn't much proof behind it anyway thank-you-very-much.<br><br>
I know one girl who is due end of June, and her first pg books she is reading are "What to Expect..." and a book called "Pregnancy Sucks" so she must be feeling very positive. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/eyesroll.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="roll">
 

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I LOVE YOU FOR THIS POST! I can't even open "What to Expect..." without wanting to throw it across the room because this is exactly the tone it takes.
 

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As soon as I can I'm going to get the new book What to Expect When You're Expected. From what I've heard about it else were it seems like it will be amusing.
 

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Oh, this is a big gripe of mine, too. I hate, hate, HATE being treated like I'm 5 years old on the one hand, and then treated like I'm a pregnant grandmother on the other hand who need to have her baby screened for every possible birth defect known to mankind. Grrrr!!!!!
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Oh, this is a big gripe of mine, too. I hate, hate, HATE being treated like I'm 5 years old on the one hand, and then treated like I'm a pregnant grandmother on the other hand who need to have her baby screened for every possible birth defect known to mankind. Grrrr!!!!!</div>
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Oh, I hear you. It all seems one-size-fits-all.<br><br>
I think I have a statistically greater chance of harming the baby by getting in my car and driving, or just walking, the half-mile to my doctor's office for an appointment, than I am eating a piece of deli ham.
 

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...b b but wait! I thought pregnancy was a delicate condition, more like an illness and we must live in ultra filtered air bubbles, and be good cooperative little ladies......<br><br><br>
People that know that I am in a "delicate way" are floored that i haven't an ultra sound done let alone haven't seen a doctor. What is she gonna tell me? that I am pregnant?!<br><br>
I agree with you, ProtoLawyer. I am a grown intelligent educated woman, not a 5year old. I may get brain fuzz now and again, but I am not dumb.
 

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Oh LOL! I've been waiting for someone to say something like this. But you can't imagine how many women are deathly afraid of the deli ham ... just precicely because of warnings like these. Yet they're perfecly fine taking xanax and getting their flu shots. Somebody please explain to me how heavy duty pharmaceuticals are OK'd by our doctors but a little dark chocolate is not. Poo Poo.<br><br>
I've heard of women undergoing chemo therapy while pregnant. So gimme back my salami!<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/eat.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Eat">
 

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yes.
 

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Sort of DDC crashing (I might be here but not sure yet)...<br><br>
YES!!!! Drives me up the wall. I have actually read articles lately that literally said eating something was "a no-no"! Why, oh why, do these articles take that tone? Would they dare talk to anyone else but pregnant women like that? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="irked"> I don't think it's a sign of your short temper at all to be annoyed by that kind of BS, I think it's the normal response of a self-respecting human adult!<br><br>
Peaceful-Mom, I agree with you.
 

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what a relief to see this thread!<br><br>
I feel like the "Check with your doctor" stuff is just lawyer talk for "don't sue me for saying this!"<br><br>
Like last winter, I bought a heated blanket because my basement room is FREEZING and the packaging said not to sleep with it. Then what's the point? I still sleep with it (auto shutoff) and I'm comforted by the fact that it's probably just paranoid talk by lawyers who dont want to be sued in the event that someone overheats and.... whatever.
 

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Yes! totally agree
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">A short temper is the biggest real symptom I have right now, so I'm gonna milk it! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"><br><br>
(That and sore breasts and a general "fogginess" even though I'm sleeping reasonably well. Those are harder to have fun with. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin">)</div>
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I don't know. That's about all I have too but DP seems to think my "fogginess" is the funniest thing ever. Says it brings me down to his level! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="irked">
 
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