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14/01/2016 at 12:06
I'm 18 (almost 19) and pregnant with my first. I've been in a loving relationship for 3 years and even though this baby wasn't planned we very much want it. I was told at a young age I wouldn't be able to have children due to internal problems so she is a mirac baby for us. I've worked since 16, have a-levels, my own place and a car. Partner works full time too. I'm now 36 weeks and have everything ready for baby without any assistance from family.
I have found my MW's to be patronising since day one and my mum even thought so too when she came to one of my appointments so I know it's not just me being paranoid. They ask me if me and my partner are still together if I go alone. They check my carbon dioxide levels every time I go even though I quit at 6 weeks pg like they think I'm lying to them. One even asked if my dad bought my car when she came for a home visit as it's fairly expensive! They constantly ask if I think I can cope which I can. I was even given abortion leaflets at my booking appointment 'in case I changed my mind'. The last straw was at my last appointment where I had lost my urine sample pot at home so they had to give me another one and the receptionist said 'bloody hell, you're going to struggle with a baby if you can't keep a sample pot safe!'. I ended up walking out because I would have screamed at them otherwise.
Other than those examples they just speak down to me like a teacher at school. I know it's a job where some women can be sickly sweet and OTT but it's more than that. Its putting me off giving birth wondering what the ones at the hospital will be like and also putting me off having another.
Any other young mums recieved similar treatment?
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