Sometimes I read rubbish stuff; mainly from the trash magazines that I read for a guilty pleasure but more often from the rags we call newspapers.
Today the headline that caught my eye in the Metro was:
So anyone like myself who thrashes around in their sleep and commonly ends up flat on their back mouth open catching flies has already started on the road to poor parenting by endangering their unborn child.
I read on and discovered that this survey was conducted on more than 450 women. Instantly I was reassured that this ‘new research’ must be correct if it had been conducted on 450 women…
I remember pregnancy as being an anxious time; to be growing something so precious and not being able to see it develop in front of you was challenging to say the least. Many a night would be spent (on my back) hands caressing the outline of my unborn child whilst I waited for a reassuring kick or wiggle to confirm all was happy inside.
Research based on 450 people is insufficient and this type of article only perpetuates the fears of pregnant ladies who swing to the right; and for anyone who has had suffering the heartbreaking loss of a child I don’t see how this article adds value.
Am I over reacting? I must confess I didn’t wake up with a smile painted on today so maybe I am just taking it out on the so called news….
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