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To think baby boom jokes are insensitive?

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WeepCeyTear Fri 24-Apr-20 16:04:17

Just seen a post on my facebook about how "after this pandemic, hospitals better prepare for the baby pandemic", but surely people shouldnt be trying for babies when so many treatments have been cancelled?
We dont know how long this virus will affect our lives for but i'd sure be annoyed if my hospital treatment was cancelled but the hospital was full of purposely pregnant women

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WeepCeyTear Fri 24-Apr-20 16:04:49

Maybe i'm just being a fun sucker thougj

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Drivingdownthe101 Fri 24-Apr-20 16:06:26

As maternity services are separate from, say, hip replacements, I’m not sure there’s that much of a correlation?

CaroleFuckinBaskin Fri 24-Apr-20 16:06:45

Maybe i'm just being a fun sucker thougj

Got it in one!

Of all the things to give a shit about at the moment, this is bottom of the list I think.

ActuallyItsEugene Fri 24-Apr-20 16:07:43

You're being ridiculous OP, and I say that as someone who's appointment has been cancelled (after waiting 18 months for it!)

I don't see how a woman being pregnant (so using maternity services) would affect your treatment, unless you're pregnant yourself?

BarkandCheese Fri 24-Apr-20 16:07:56

I thought you were talking about people calling Covid “the boomer remover” which is worse than insensitive. I can’t get worked up over jokes about an actual baby boom.

ActuallyItsEugene Fri 24-Apr-20 16:07:58


bloodyhellsbellsx Fri 24-Apr-20 16:08:45

I think you’re reading a bit too much into it, people are just joking that lots of couples will be having lots of sex because there’s little else to do!

Bounceyflouncey Fri 24-Apr-20 16:09:16

I highly doubt anyone is going to try and conceive because of a joke they have seen on social media. I would say it's far more insensitive for those who cannot have children rather than someone worrying that in 9 months they won't be able to access hospital treatment because it will be overrun with pregnant women confused it's just because people are stuck indoors and bored, much like there's usually high numbers in sept following Christmas etc.

9millioncansofbeans Fri 24-Apr-20 16:11:44

You have a point in that a lot of the anaesthetists who would usually be I know maternity are now in itu so if there’s a maternity influx that will affect medical staff.

I personally am with you and think it’s completely ridiculous to plan a baby right now.

loutypips Fri 24-Apr-20 16:12:36

i'd sure be annoyed if my hospital treatment was cancelled but the hospital was full of purposely pregnant women

Yeah because all the different doctors know how to deliver babies! 🤦🏻‍♀️ OP, seriously, pregnant women would only ever be treated on the maternity wards. They won't stop people with ingrown toenails from having them removed.

9millioncansofbeans Fri 24-Apr-20 16:12:48

Although a joke about a baby boom I don’t think is insensitive

9millioncansofbeans Fri 24-Apr-20 16:14:09

@loutypips anaethetists are required for epidurals, Cesarian sections, assisted births.

Those anaesthetists are not maternity specific. They are currently helping out in itu

Snowflakes1122 Fri 24-Apr-20 16:16:17

What about all of those who will be needing treatment from purposely getting fat during the lockdown. Asking for a friend grin

Arsed Fri 24-Apr-20 16:17:40

Jeez yabu. Get a sense of humour 😂

Lenny1980 Fri 24-Apr-20 16:22:41

It’s not just about having more time for sex. There was a baby boom during the last recession. No better time to take maternity leave than when you will be missing out on fewer opportunities to progress.

Sux2buthen Fri 24-Apr-20 16:27:59

It's...a joke. Nothing more.
I do like the one that says if there's a baby boom it will only be for firstbornsgrin
I think there will be a rush on vasectomies to be fair lol

Pelleas Fri 24-Apr-20 16:30:20

It just means they think people will be shagging more because they're stuck at home with nothing to do. They used to say the same about power cuts in the 80s.

BriefDisaster Fri 24-Apr-20 16:32:11

Well there are lots of people pregnant and having babies just now too so I don't get why it will only be a problem for people to get pregnant now??

Plus of course there is the fact that it is none of your fucking business when people get pregnant.

Frazzlerock Fri 24-Apr-20 16:33:15

As someone who has lost 4 babies and likely about to lose my 5th I find it incredibly insensitive.

When people say that about the 'baby boom' all I can think of is more pregnancies = more dead babies and more heartbroken parents.
Not to mention lots of unwanted babies born and have to go into care.

But I am very sensitive about any mention of pregnancy and babies, just sends me into a downhill spiral when people make jokes out of having babies. It's not a joke, its one of the hardest things anyone can go through.

Savingshoes Fri 24-Apr-20 16:35:00

I hope that they get better choices in maternity care than those pregnant during the pandemic.
Everyone has the right to a family life, joke or no joke.

Bluetrews25 Fri 24-Apr-20 16:35:24

A lot of babies are not planned. Allegedly.

bythehairsonmychinichinchin Fri 24-Apr-20 16:36:13

Obstetricians also deal with gynaecology so yes there could be an impact on the gynaecology side of things if there is a baby boom.

Kinneddar Fri 24-Apr-20 16:37:08

Maybe i'm just being a fun sucker though

I think thats fair to say....

ChipotleBlessing Fri 24-Apr-20 16:38:30

Yeah, the midwives wouldn’t be carrying out your cataract surgery though would they? So it’s totally irrelevant to other healthcare.

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