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please can we cut pregnant posters a bit of slack

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Niceychops Mon 01-Sep-08 15:20:14

Even if you know you're right and they're wrong. Even though it isn't an illness. Even though they're in the wrong thread and that entitles you to say whatever the hell you like.

suzywong Mon 01-Sep-08 15:21:00

name and shame
them's the MN rules

Mamazon Mon 01-Sep-08 15:22:14


i have clearly missed something.
but to be fair, sometimes first time pregnancy people do need a bit of a reality check.

And if someone posts something silly they can't use being preggers as a defense for not getting flamed

ScottishMummy Mon 01-Sep-08 15:25:08

whats on your mind NiceyChops- what has happend?

AnyFuleKno Mon 01-Sep-08 15:26:31

There's no need to flame. They'll find out. Oh yes, they'll find out....

MrsTittleMouse Mon 01-Sep-08 15:27:17

Don't care what the original thread was about, as a hormonal grumpy pregnant person I can tell you 100% that YANBU. grin

WideWebWitch Mon 01-Sep-08 15:33:42

"even though you know you're right and they're wrong" ? shock

No way, they need to be told! Imo.

but yes, name and shame please.

WigWamBam Mon 01-Sep-08 15:37:01

Oh, come on - this is Mumsnet! Since when did we ever cut anybody any slack?

No-one should expect to be treated any differently to any other poster. Can't stand the heat, stay out of the kitchen.

lou031205 Mon 01-Sep-08 15:37:45

Niceychops, in the thread you are referring to, the OP got the hump because we were meant to telepathically understand her complicated history and declare her NBU.

It wasn't anything to do with being pregnant, it was posting incomplete information, in the wrong place.

I am pregnant, feel like death warmed up, with two children under 3, but I didn't get "cut some slack".

Oh, sorry, did I forget to mention it? Well, you should have known hmm

Niceychops Mon 01-Sep-08 15:37:58

new can of worms

I just know how emotional I was when I was pregnant and I think we should be a bit kinder to others in the same boat.

WWW, ok yes if they are drinking a pint of gin a night, but if it isn't important, maybe at least tell them in a non-confrontational way.

</my two cents>

highschoolmusical Mon 01-Sep-08 15:39:31

"I am pregnant, feel like death warmed up, with two children under 3, but I didn't get "cut some slack".

Wondered why you had the hump.shock

Gateau Mon 01-Sep-08 15:39:35

I sent the OP a very nice post when I relaised I had misread her initial post!!

Niceychops Mon 01-Sep-08 15:41:28

Yes Lou, she omitted some information and got upset, but she posted something pretty light-hearted and got called a silly bint, a fat biffer and told 'you may have been ill in your previous pregnancies but that means fuck all'

Yes she posted incomplete information but who cares? Can we not cut her some slack is all I'm saying.

highschoolmusical Mon 01-Sep-08 15:42:21


Thank you - i do appreciate

For the record. I asked if I was BU? I had no problems with any one saying i was unreasonable - it was the harsh replies that made me cross. I made a mistake posting in AIBU as this is obviously a place for vemonous sorts to vent! And not for a bit os sympathy - although thanks lovley MNtters who gave

Niceychops Mon 01-Sep-08 15:42:26

Gateau my old nemesis! We meet again! But this time the advantage is...probably still yours.

highschoolmusical Mon 01-Sep-08 15:43:37


<<<<Thank you>>>>

Oblomov Mon 01-Sep-08 15:45:00

Sorry what is going on here ?
No slack necessary.
And I say that being currently pg.

wahwah Mon 01-Sep-08 15:45:47

I'm all for being nice to each other, but I do feel like shouting TAKE SOME RESPONSIBILITY FOR YOURSELF on occasion. If you might be upset by what people might say, then don't invite an opinion whether you're pregnant or not.

Gateau Mon 01-Sep-08 15:46:10

Why is the advantage still mine, niceychops?

Niceychops Mon 01-Sep-08 15:46:57

Gateau, we locked horns on a previous thread. i was just being sily!

Oblomov Mon 01-Sep-08 15:48:08

Oh..... now I'm with you.
I read that thread.
I thought Cod was a bit harsh. But I just thought, in the grand scheme of things, who cares.
Coming from woman who has just spent the last hour in bed, resting, post massage to help sore muscles after diabetic hypo, whilst 29 weeks pg.
Yep, life is too short to worry about such things.

3andnomore Mon 01-Sep-08 15:48:21

but wouldn't that mean that we have to know which mumsnetters are pg and which are not....gosh...that will be a lot to remember grin

Gateau Mon 01-Sep-08 15:48:55

I lock horns with loadsa people on MN; it's part of the fun!
Then I move on.

SheikYerbouti Mon 01-Sep-08 15:50:26

Please can you cut me some slack too?

I do look pregnant after all

3andnomore Mon 01-Sep-08 15:52:50

lol sheik,

just opened the thread that was linked too...obviously with that op one knows she is pg...says in da title...but I thought a lot of posters weren't serious when replying with things like lazy cow...

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