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Worst Pregzilla behaviour?

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oneofsuesylvesterscheerios Sat 10-Sep-11 19:26:43

so we've had lots of pfb stories that make me hoot on a very regular basis; how about some shameful precious pregnancy behaviour?
You may nominate self or others (I'm guessing there will be lots if SILs!)

My turn first, which I remembered today as it's dd1's 10th birthday and I was thinking about my stay in hospital. In my defence, I had grade 4 placenta praevia and had been incarcerated for 6 weeks prior to birth in an old-style ward (think Carry On Prisoner Cell Block H). A girl 2 beds down caught a cold the week before my elective section was due. I was so mad with being in hospital and desperate to have the baby, I threw a tantrum asked her to move beds to the other end of the ward in case I caught her cold and couldn't be operated on. blush

mymumdom Sat 10-Sep-11 19:32:01

I had a tantrum behind the wheel of the car when I took a wrong turn and ended up on the A10. My poor DH thought I was going to crash the car, I was crying so hard. In my defence I was 30 something weeks pregnant, had had a hard day at work on my feet and had just endured an NCT class which I thought was a complete waste of time.

Ooopsadaisy Sat 10-Sep-11 19:35:43

I know a girl who couldn't take her 4 year old to school because she was pg.


She also won't drive, hoover, mow the lawn, decorate or shop.


oneofsuesylvesterscheerios Sat 10-Sep-11 20:08:54

I also knew a girl at work who had morning sickness of the queasy til 10 type who used to lie down across 4 chairs in the staff room at breaktime, sighing loudly.

RandomMess Sat 10-Sep-11 20:11:45

I know someone who did virtually nothing as she was always exhausted and needed to be careful as she was "growing a baby" she also had so much maternity wear that she barely wore the same outfit twice and went into maternity wear at 5 weeks pregnant confused

LynetteScavo Sat 10-Sep-11 20:18:51

Some people do suffer extreme sickness and exhaustion when pregnant, you know. hmm

I did go a bit mental at 5 months pregnant. I hadn't bought any baby clothes yet and suddenly decided my baby was going to be born with nothing to wear. I suddenly rushed out of work and went to GAP to buy a load of baby outfits. hmm

And I asked to have them all packed in those gift boxes. hmm hmm

kickingking Sat 10-Sep-11 20:18:58

DH bought me home a book about natural home birthing that a colleauge had given him. I threw the book across the room and screamed at him and cried for hours.

In my defence, I was having a high risk pregnancy and my birth options were heavily managed induction or elcs, and birthng plans were a sore point. Which DH knew angry

oneofsuesylvesterscheerios Sat 10-Sep-11 20:38:40

I hear you lynettescavo. But she did not have it that badly. She was just very very speshul as she was the very first person ever to actually have a baby. We very much enjoyed her advice about how to cope with our own babies and what we should be doing to help with eating, sleeping etc. She also developed The Pregnancy Walk af around 4 months gestation.

To be fair, she shut up when the baby arrived and never dished another nugget of wisdom

acatcalledfelix Sat 10-Sep-11 22:22:18

A friend's partner refused to come to our wedding because of the "if you don;t feel ten kicks in x amount of hours you have to go to hospital" rule. She insisted she could only possibly go to her local hospital, not either of the perfectly good ones close to our wedding. At the time, having never had a baby, I assumed this was advice specifically for her. Two years later she told me she was realy surprised I was going to their wedding as I would be 30 weeks pg. Mad.

TBF I've been a bit pregzilla this time (am now 34 weeks) as I feel like crap, so poor DH has had to run around after me!

LikeACandleButNotQuite Sun 11-Sep-11 00:32:42

SIL (correct in your prediction sue) is a teesy bit PFP. I'd said to take a set of car keys if she went to a certain bar, as they give free soft drinks to drivers, and that I managed a night out on a tenner, including food on the way home. (Im preg too)

Reply was that she would not be going out unless it was a very special occasion as it was dagerous and she didn't want to anything that would "jeopardise her baby"

1 - where the hell does she think I drink?
2 - as a preg lady who had been to said bar, it implied I had jeopardised my baby?

VFVF Sun 11-Sep-11 11:37:46

Not so much myself (I don't think grin ) but my collegues were very precious about my pregnancy, in a nice caring annoying way.

I wasn't allowed to carry patient's notes (think 10 pieces of paper)
I got told off if I crossed my legs (apparently I will choke my baby)
I was told I shouldn't work on call as I needed lots of rest (I was 23 weeks and fit as a fiddle!)

This time around I'm a SAHM and I really miss the fussing!

casperella Sun 11-Sep-11 11:45:08

I had one colleague who completely gave up caffeine - perfectly ok, up to the individual etc - however continued to eat the junkiest food imaginable, think McDonalds for 8 meals a week, Burger King and KFC for the rest. Also thought that if she BF it would pass on her excema to her DC.

I was pg at the same time, and would get dirty looks whenever I had my one cup of tea of the day.... while eating a healthy salad/sandwich next to her McDs!!!

Everyone is weird different I guess.

TooImmature2BDumbledore Sun 11-Sep-11 12:29:43

I phoned in sick twice in the first trimester last time because I was tired, queasy and didn't want to go to work. Not because I was being sick or anything...blush

spannermary Sun 11-Sep-11 13:05:30

I reckon I'm a prime example of pregzilla. Feel a bit embarrassed reading some of these comments - poor DH is taking on all cat-litter duties and I'll do the washing up, but leave things with fresh garlic on to him, because they make me gag. And as for socialising - forget it - just too damn tired! Pretty selfish, eh... Still, I'm only 9 1/2 weeks and it's my first (trying desperately to excuse myself...)

DaisySteiner Sun 11-Sep-11 13:22:02

I think I was included in a book as a pregzilla by my friend who is an author. We were house-sharing at the time and I was a bit 'ooh, I am pregnant, I shall lie on the sofa and my boyfriend will do all the housework'. A year later I read her book which had just been published and recognised the annoying pregnant woman as myself blush

In my defence I did feel truly shit with my first pregnancy, far the worst of any of the four. AND I was recovering from a broken leg grin

MamaChoo Sun 11-Sep-11 15:47:35

I won't do the hoovering either... Happily DH is not questioning my motives...

gluttom Sun 11-Sep-11 16:03:42

I'm 38 weeks with dc3 and am pregzilla over feeling movements stressing I haven't felt any for several hours - have been paranoid with all pregnancies - DH is hmm[hmm

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