To think fuck the fuck off in your smug mobile.

(92 Posts)
OscarPistoriusBitontheside Sun 30-Dec-12 21:16:13

We passed a Prius (pious) yesterday sporting a bumper sticker which declared in a multi-Pastel hues "born at home". AIBU to think this may be the smuggest car in Great Britain and should fuck off. (Lighthearted thread. smile)

KittyFane1 Sun 30-Dec-12 21:30:32

What does it mean? Manufactured in GB?

BigShinyBaubles Sun 30-Dec-12 21:32:18

Giving birth to probably the ugliest car on the planet is nothing to be proud of..pmsl (Im new to I allowed a Psml?!)

sneezecakesmum Sun 30-Dec-12 21:36:42

Apparently its made in Sunderland according to big head DH.

For one horrifying moment I thought it meant the mother/driver had a home birth and was declaring it to the world shock

KittyFane1 Sun 30-Dec-12 21:39:07

Bigshiney smile
I am obviously stupid as Toyota is Made in Japan/USA primarily (thank you google). So the sticker referring to a baby?! Smug Mum and Dad's sticker totally wasted on the likes of me then hmm!

marquesas Sun 30-Dec-12 21:40:26

I'm pretty sure the Toyota factory is near Derby, it's Nissans that are made in Sunderland.

No idea what the sticker means.

KittyFane1 Sun 30-Dec-12 21:41:32

Post sneeze Ahh, Sunderland! So it is the car 'born' at home. grin Either way, who gives a ... Stupid sticker!

KittyFane1 Sun 30-Dec-12 21:42:24

Born in Derby. That sticker is useless! grin

KenDoddsDadsDog Sun 30-Dec-12 21:43:09

Defo not made in Sunderland. We make Nissans.

ratbagcatbag Sun 30-Dec-12 21:43:33

Toyota is definately in Derby, but don't know which models they manufacture there. Also thought it meant something to do with babies smile

marquesas Sun 30-Dec-12 21:45:08

Actually google suggests that the sticker probably does refer to a home birth - there are lots of different versions.

Who on earth would want to announce that on their car bumper? confused

KittyFane1 Sun 30-Dec-12 21:45:14

Maybe the baby and the car were 'born' in Derby

KittyFane1 Sun 30-Dec-12 21:46:20

Marq really? <goes to google>

BigShinyBaubles Sun 30-Dec-12 21:46:25

I've no idea where its built I'm afraid!

PickledInAPearTree Sun 30-Dec-12 21:46:36

Maybe the baby was born in the car? That would be impressive.

marquesas Sun 30-Dec-12 21:49:15
Santasapunkatheart Sun 30-Dec-12 21:49:35

I think it's a midwife sticker. But I prefer this one:

KittyFane1 Sun 30-Dec-12 21:51:36
KittyFane1 Sun 30-Dec-12 21:52:48

grin pickled

catgirl1976geesealaying Sun 30-Dec-12 21:53:20

Smug, lentil-weaving fuck heads

Bet they ate the placenta

marquesas Sun 30-Dec-12 21:56:06

Who knew such thing even existed, love yours Santa

KittyFane1 Sun 30-Dec-12 21:56:41

Wouldn't go that far catgirl hmm

Egusta Sun 30-Dec-12 21:57:09

Bloody hell, those t-shirts.

They are making me quite seriously pissed off.

KenDoddsDadsDog Sun 30-Dec-12 22:01:33

That takes smuggerytwat to new levels

Startail Sun 30-Dec-12 22:01:54

My DSIS and DD2 would amend the sticker to read

"All the best babies are born at home!"

But clearly DD1 and Me would have to thump themwink

Now "Home Birth Rocks" might make a good bumper sticker.

As would "Boobs forever"

And despite this I only very occasionally eat lentils and I've never weaved any.

KittyFane1 Sun 30-Dec-12 22:05:10

star: "All the best babies are born at home!" grin

Doogle2 Sun 30-Dec-12 22:07:15

I'm going to make a sticker that says 'cut out and proud' grin

Egusta Sun 30-Dec-12 22:11:10

i might make one that says 'nearly died but for modern medicine! [Praise the Lord]'.


(Have decided not to get offended / upset and to celebrate the happy births that many have.)


PickledInAPearTree Sun 30-Dec-12 22:11:11

"Born with a forceps after my poor old mum got her fanny and arse made into one big flappy hole"

Is there a market?

Egusta Sun 30-Dec-12 22:12:35

Pickled i think your people should talk to my people.

OscarPistoriusBitontheside Sun 30-Dec-12 22:14:13

Marquesas that's the one! I should add I spied this lentil weaverey sticker near Newquay!

OscarPistoriusBitontheside Sun 30-Dec-12 22:15:26

I too need a cut out and
Proud bumper sticker, hooray for
Modern medicine!

catgirl1976geesealaying Sun 30-Dec-12 22:19:46

Oooh picked

I need one of those grin

<places order>

Viviennemary Sun 30-Dec-12 22:20:37

I also thought it meant home birth for a baby. So it does refer to a home birth. It will be I'm a velcro baby next.

juneybean Sun 30-Dec-12 22:22:27

I wouldn't advertise the fact I was born in Sunderland <shudder>

autumnmum Sun 30-Dec-12 22:38:32

Pickled I have tears running down my face. I hope everything is in a better state now smile

KenDoddsDadsDog Sun 30-Dec-12 22:53:42

Nothing wrong with that juneybean

PickledInAPearTree Sun 30-Dec-12 22:56:42

Round two in six weeks.

I'm hoping for a better sticker this time grin

Cathycomehome Sun 30-Dec-12 22:58:22

"My mum decided on a section, AND I'm bottle fed, and my mum's not even SORRY!" shall I have that on a t shirt? grin

AWhistlingWoman Sun 30-Dec-12 23:03:28


I'm with Eugusta sans the 'praise the Lord' and the addition of something that would make this thread un-lighthearted.

Stupid rainbow bumper sticker Prius owning half wits smile

AWhistlingWoman Sun 30-Dec-12 23:04:40

Oh and ouch pickled My eyes are watering. That's maternal devotion wink

I am slightly gobsmacked at the need to tell random strangers on the motorway that your baby was born at home.

Did they have a conception one as well?

I'd like one that read : I'm here because of cheap Thai whiskey and skinny dipping!

PickledInAPearTree Sun 30-Dec-12 23:17:29

I was a cheeky quick one on the bathroom of the Doncaster travel lodge"

OscarPistoriusBitontheside Sun 30-Dec-12 23:36:39

Ds1's would read "the floor of my mums best friends bedroom and several bottles of wine". grin

Yay, let's get a range set up.

Do you think we could sell through ""

They love personalized gifts, don't they? wink

What about 'conceived & cultured in a petri dish' ? Would that one work?

KenDoddsDadsDog Mon 31-Dec-12 08:41:59

"Result of an ovulation kit smiley face"

Startail Mon 31-Dec-12 10:44:58

When I was a baby my sign would have read
"Experiment in the safe period method of contraception on board"

However, given everyones different birth experiences, perhaps our stickers should simply say

"Hurray for the NHS!"

LynetteScavo Mon 31-Dec-12 10:48:57

Oh, I was born at home - I might get myself a t-shirt - not.

You know that "born at home" sticker linked to earlier in the thread, did anyone read the description?

"Support homebirth and wilderness conservation with this sticker!"

Wilderness conservation?!

SoupDragon Mon 31-Dec-12 13:01:59

Why is it smug? Does it in any way proclaim that they are superior?

I think some of you have issues.

PickledInAPearTree Mon 31-Dec-12 13:02:20

I'm going to give birth in my garden with the squirrels then!

I like the suggestion that conservation is linked to the home birth types. Like others maybe don't care about things like that?

I'd like a "cut out and proud" sticker, too. Or, rather a "cut out to save the lives of mum and me" sticker.

CarlingBlackMabel Mon 31-Dec-12 13:08:36

A sticker like that is hardly essential for safety purposes unlike Baby on Board signs

AWhistlingWoman Mon 31-Dec-12 13:30:18

Aw Soup I probably do have issues. I would have liked a home birth but it was not to be and I got an experience a million miles away from what I hoped for.

I would not ever, ever want to advertise the circumstances surrounding the birth of my first child by sticking a sticker on my car proclaiming them. Seems very odd to me. But why would they put a bumper sticker if they weren't proud of this home birth in some fashion? I don't put statements of fact on my car confused

SoupDragon Mon 31-Dec-12 13:30:54

There is no safety reason for Baby on Board signs. None at all.

Fakebook Mon 31-Dec-12 13:31:18

What's the plural for Prius though?
Priuses or Priuii? I think it's Priuses.

SoupDragon Mon 31-Dec-12 13:34:58

I had a homebirth after two hospital ones. Yes I am proud of this for my own sake. It does not make me view anyone else's birth events any differently or in a superior manner.

I get pissed off that people aren't allowed to make any show of being pleased with how things worked out for them without being accused of smugness or being told they can't express their feelings in case it upsets someone for whom things worked out differently. In most cases people aren't being superior or smug, that's just the way "you" view it and it is "your" problem to deal with.

Colliewollydoodle Mon 31-Dec-12 13:42:11

Ooo think I might be a bit of a lentil weaver, but that sticker makes me want to throw my ethically sourced nut roast up! When I was handed my Ds2 after 72 hours of labour, I looked at DH and said good job love is instinctive as I could have really gone off him, now he's 17 think he still needs a t shirt saying my mum says good job love is instinctive! It's been a trying festive season !

amck5700 Mon 31-Dec-12 13:43:40

Ooh - now I am in a dilemma - I was born at home (as were 5 from my other 6 siblings) but my two were both c. sections! grin

Colliewollydoodle Mon 31-Dec-12 13:46:12

Oh oh ! I have just remembered ! I once saw a sticker that said Pedigree Guinea Pigs on Board. Definitely try hard not to hit that car!!

I had DD2 at home. It only ever comes up when someone asks about her birth. I certainly don't think that homebirth is 'better' or more superior- people should give birth where they feel comfortable. I don't see the point of having a bumper sticker about it but then I'm not a fan of bumper stickers anyway.

Aren't Prius batteries really un-environmentally friendly anyway?

AWhistlingWoman Mon 31-Dec-12 13:47:31

Yes it probably is my problem and I freely admit to that. I don't resent you being proud of your homebirth, not at all. But it seems a strange thing to be proud of when birth is something so far beyond our control. I am not ashamed of my births that weren't what I hoped for. I don't think I did anything wrong. Just as I don't feel I did anything right that resulted in the more straightforward ones.

I suppose it was just the bumpersticker element that made it seem strange to me. Kind of a permanent display. Personally I wouldn't put any sort of sticker on my care announcing that I was, for instance, a graduate. Although I am proud of being one.

I'm sorry it made you feel pissed off. I think that the OP did say that this was a lighthearted thread. When you have had births that end up disastrous outcomes it does smart a little to have to drive behind rainbow 'born at home' stickers. But I think this thread is just a little bit of vent rather than a serious display of outrage!

AWhistlingWoman Mon 31-Dec-12 13:50:22

Ooops that was to soup cross-posts

Pedigree guinea pigs on board. Snort. You were very restrained collie

Colliewollydoodle Mon 31-Dec-12 13:52:23

Well Whistling it sort of had the reverse effect, as I wanted to get as close as I could to look through the window!

AWhistlingWoman Mon 31-Dec-12 13:53:13

Ooo me too I would have wanted to catch a glimpse of those pedigree guinea pigs grin

Loquace Mon 31-Dec-12 13:56:05

Whats it for?!

Why do you need to put this anywhere- just why? Who are they telling? And to what end?

PickledInAPearTree Mon 31-Dec-12 14:03:08

Soup I'm chuffed for bits with anyone who had the birth they wanted..

I have mates that have given birth at home with no pain relief and I think you double hard girl you.

Bit bumper stickers? Ridic.!

MissCoffeeNWine Mon 31-Dec-12 14:03:26

I think a lot of the birth bumper stickers came about as a backlash to ACOG handing out 'home deliveries are for pizza' bumper stickers at their 2009 conference? Not 100% on that but remember reading that around the web somewhere.

AWhistlingWoman Mon 31-Dec-12 14:07:38

Coffee that would explain a lot. That's awful.

Coffee Fucking hell, really? I think we all know what their motivation was for that hmm

TandB Mon 31-Dec-12 14:25:29

I had a homebirth - entirely natural and no pain-relief. This pleased me.

However, I suspect the guy driving behind me on the M4 may be less delighted by my homebirth experience.

Why on earth do you need to announce to the world that you pushed a baby out of your vagina on your kitchen floor?

Baublesinafield Mon 31-Dec-12 14:29:51

Is that a comment on free ranging flange topiary, goths? smile

MissCoffeeNWine Mon 31-Dec-12 14:29:59

I had to go and search out where I read it and establish if it's true as it is bandied about on some woo-sites. I've found enough references to it happening though at the 2006 conference. In articles like this

I think that's enough reason for a backlash but I agree it's a bit weird to most people who will read it (any birth bumper sticker apart from Midwife on Call is weird IMO) Cars and vaginas don't mix.

PickledInAPearTree Mon 31-Dec-12 14:35:53

I think cars & vaginas don't mix is my quote of the week!

AlistairSim Mon 31-Dec-12 14:37:58

Kitchen floor, Kung?

How common!
Did n't you have time to get to the yurt?

PessaryPam Mon 31-Dec-12 14:43:31


'Why is it smug? Does it in any way proclaim that they are superior?

I think some of you have issues.'

Soupie it is a well known fact that Priuses produce clouds of Smug. It's a real pollution problem in San Francisco.

MissCoffeeNWine Mon 31-Dec-12 14:53:30

The bed of woven lentils 'goes' better in the kitchen I have found.

Maybe there is some kind of proportionality between emissions smugness. Pious emissions of purest unicorn fart from vehicle making pious emissions of organic clad lotus woo babies at home more likely?

trapclap Mon 31-Dec-12 14:53:53

Oh please, of course people who home birth think they are better...

ivykaty44 Mon 31-Dec-12 14:58:08

i had a hospital birth and don't care if you had a home birth, good for you if it makes you feel clever or better. Same as height is seen as a sign of health and better - it isn't tall people still get ill.....

Oh please, of course people who home birth think they are better...

I'm sure some do, but not all of us. I couldn't give a shit where anyone else chooses to give birth as long as it works for them. I don't think home birth is better, just that it was better for me.

TandB Mon 31-Dec-12 15:21:23

Alistair - it was the bathroom floor for me! I was just giving a generic example grin

Trapclap - that's not true of everyone. I think the more accurate generalisation would be to say that people who think they are better are more likely to make choices such as homebirthing and then go on about it forevermore.

MerryChristMoose Mon 31-Dec-12 15:42:53

<Arf> at Miss Coffee

TheMonster Mon 31-Dec-12 15:44:59

Can I get one that says 'sucked out because we'd both had enough'?

NaturalBaby Mon 31-Dec-12 15:50:43

You can get T-shirts that says 'I only drink mummy milk' or words to that effect.

MissCoffeeNWine Mon 31-Dec-12 16:33:09

You can get T-shirts that say all kind of sanctimonious shit to be fair. I just ban any clothing with words on it before the child is old enough to read it.

Give me one example of someone who thinks they are inherently better because of the setting of their basest bodily function?

Colliewollydoodle Mon 31-Dec-12 16:37:10

Hmm my 5 yr old ds had a fab t shirt that said muck spreader! Over the top of a tractor spreading muck! I thought very apt.

Oh, but my dc had a tee that said "spit on that tissue, and I'm calling social services"

Don't ban that one!

PickledInAPearTree Tue 01-Jan-13 19:14:51

That's brill! My mother used to do that. I still feel sick about it today.

Chottie Tue 01-Jan-13 19:42:01

I find this insufferably smug........

Stixswhichtwizzle Tue 01-Jan-13 22:17:58

Lol coffee 'cars and vaginas don't mix' that quote made my day!

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