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Flossiesmummy Fri 20-May-16 10:21:46

I'm pretty sure I'm not BU but I wanted a rant.

So I'm in Morrisons at the self scan checkout when suddenly I take a funny turn. I'm 34 weeks pregnant. My head is spinning and I'm struggling to breathe. Obviously I sit straight down and start deep breaths and fanning my face.

A bloke opposite (with a toddler) starts pointing and loudly exclaiming "look she's going to drop right here! Stand back everyone! There's going to be sick and blood everywhere!"

Cue stares from everyone within a ten metre radius and me bursting into tears. I had nobody with me and felt pretty shit.

What a dickhead, right?!


longdiling Fri 20-May-16 10:23:29

Absolutely. I feel sorry for the mother of his child. Did anyone check you were OK? Hope you feel better now op

Paulat2112 Fri 20-May-16 10:23:44

Yes he was a dick. Hope you are ok?

Creampastry Fri 20-May-16 10:23:57

Could be worse, he could have been your dp!! What an arse....Hope you are feeling okay.

10greenbottleshangingonawall Fri 20-May-16 10:26:20

Yep definitely a dick- I assume he was super helpful when his toddler was being born🙄. I hope someone said something to him. Hope you are feeling better now OP.

DuckAndPancakes Fri 20-May-16 10:28:15

What a useless cunt. I'd have probably told him as much if I'd been there. I hope somebody at least checked to make sure you were okay rather than pointing and presuming.

londonrach Fri 20-May-16 10:28:40

Yes. He was. Are you ok? Did any morrison staff come over to help. Has this happened before as maybe talk to the midwife. It happens to me at the moment when my bp goes low. (Pregnant too). Last time i was strangely in morrisons and whispered to the lady at the checkout i needed to add the french fancies quickly as she scanned them. She couldnt have been more helpful and packed whilst i eat and checked i was ok. Get yourself checked out ok and try and relax today xxx

Flossiesmummy Fri 20-May-16 10:30:28

My business is just round the corner so as soon as I felt well enough to walk I opened up and now I'm sat down doing nothing much apart from drinking water.

Nobody helped.

londonrach Fri 20-May-16 10:31:45

Oh flossie thats awful! Have you anyone with you now.

Flossiesmummy Fri 20-May-16 10:32:14

London I'll call the midwife as it's completely unusual for me. It proper shook me.

PinkParsnips Fri 20-May-16 10:32:19

What an arsehole.
Can't believe no one helped you either angry take it easy and I hope you feel better soon flowers xx

ample Fri 20-May-16 10:33:14

That is a frightening experience (I went through something like this in a store when I was pregnant). You do panic and the last thing you want or need is a bystander making you feel worse.
Did someone help you? Hopefully it was just a one-off and that you're okay now?

Yes dickhead deluxe. I feel for the toddler sad


Flossiesmummy Fri 20-May-16 10:34:01

Thanks for letting me rant! I'm on my own at work but sat down and feeling ok, albeit not great now. Going to take it steady today.

ample Fri 20-May-16 10:34:38

Nobody helped?? shock

snorepatrol Fri 20-May-16 10:36:15

He sounds like a right charmer wanker

I'm sadly not surprised nobody helped. When I was 38 weeks pregnant I fainted in a shopping centre and not one person came to help me. There were just loads of people staring at me when I came round and wondered why I was lay on the floor. I just got up sat up on the floor and when I felt well again phoned my mum and asked her to come and collect me not in that entire time did one person ask if I was ok.

I'd phone your maternity unit to be honest op when I fainted it was because I had anaemia so if you have that you're better getting it checked and treated now before you go into labour. Hope you're feeling a bit better but get yourself checked today if you can.

louisagradgrind Fri 20-May-16 10:36:40

How terrible for you. Yes, he is an oaf!

Flossiesmummy Fri 20-May-16 10:37:41

Ample nobody helped. I desperately wanted my DH there.

SistersOfPercy Fri 20-May-16 10:37:50

That happened to me at a similar stage. It was 23 years ago but I remember the midwife saying it was something to do with the baby turning. (Of course this could be utter nonsense) I was in the post office at the time. The lovely post mistress threw everyone out and drove me home.
Hope you're feeling better op

Flossiesmummy Fri 20-May-16 10:39:05

Snore I am anaemic and on Ferrous Sulphate for that. I've not felt unwell previously with it though.

longdiling Fri 20-May-16 10:39:51

You poor thing sad I nearly passed out on a bus once when heavily pregnant. Had to do the same, sit down in the aisle, put my head between my legs and take deep breaths. Nobody so much as offered me a seat!

WorraLiberty Fri 20-May-16 10:46:13

Aww what a shit thing to happen and what a dickhead he was sad thanks

But I'm genuinely surprised nobody helped.

Most supermarket staff ime are brilliant when it comes to this sort of thing.

Flossiesmummy Fri 20-May-16 10:47:17

Long why are people like that? It's so rude and inconsiderate! I'm just glad that I didn't faint as I think I might have been left there until I came round.

Fratelli Fri 20-May-16 10:50:21

Jesus Christ wtf is wrong with people? How can they live with themselves not helping? I'm so sorry op and hope you have a peaceful pregnancy. flowers for you

Flossiesmummy Fri 20-May-16 10:50:33

Worra I didn't really see any other assistant type people to speak of but there were plenty of customers who all just had a gander and then carried on with their shopping.

spiderlight Fri 20-May-16 10:50:45

So sorry nobody helped you sad I would have. What a useless git that man was though. Speak to your midwife and go home for the rest of the day if you can get there safely flowers

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