I have shared this on my profile, but thought I would post it here for two reasons. First, so I can refer people to it easily. Second, so YOU can refer to it if you want help in how to answer questions without having to give details.
By all means, if you want to give ALL the details of your pregnancy, please do! For me, I learned the hard way my last pregnancy (and running Birth Without Fear), it’s wise for me to keep details to myself. I’ve come to realize I don’t have to answer every question asked. 🙂
So, here are common questions I am asked and my creative answers.
When are you due?
How many weeks exactly?
0-43 weeks. Exactly.
What kind of birth are you planning?
One where I have a baby.
Are you having a boy or girl?
I will share if and when I’m ready.
Y’all if I’ve learned anything from having five kids and doing BWF, it’s that pregnancy and birth are unpredictable. Also, being too specific sets expectations and causes judgments. I’m pregnant with a healthy baby and have an amazing support system. That’s all that matters to me at the moment.
I truly appreciate your love and support and even your curiosity. Right now I’m practicing what I preach.