pregnancy, alcohol and control


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A sober note ...

Makes me glad that neither I nor my girlfriend drinks at all.


pennywit's picture
Posted by pennywit on 9 October 2005 - 8:48pm
Heh. I was ranting but I


I was ranting but I didn't mean to make a statement for or against alcohol, pregnant or not. It's merely my reaction to the men who are partnered in the pregnancy suddenly taking up the control role (which disgusts me, this isn't the place she needs assistance. Her mouth didn't close up.) and still drink themselves on top of it.

As far as alcohol use itself, a pregnant woman lined up at the bar doing shots? Freaks me out. But she shouldn't be censured if she takes a painkiller of some type or occasionally has a glass of wine or a beer, esp when her body is so out of whack. It's dehumanizing to turn a woman into a machine for babymaking over hysteria. Alcohol abuse is bad for anyone and esp bad for a fetus, but there is a difference btw abuse and occasional use.

And I hate those fucking Surgeon General signs in bars, even if they do do some good. Yes, if it a smartens up a pregnant woman, it is good, but I resent them anyway.

gballsout's picture
Posted by gballsout on 10 October 2005 - 6:30am
my chemical romance

I'm going to gently step in here and make my first post in MediaGirl. But since words are not my first choice of tool for discussion, I offer this video blog i made yesterday about over-the-counter prescription drugs and pregnancy (health). Click this link to view:

I think touches a bunch of Surgeon General weirdness...


farmer's picture
Posted by farmer on 12 October 2005 - 5:10pm
I can't see it

But I could hear it. What's funny is the following story of a normal woman with no history of depression who committed suicide while on an anti-depressant drug trial and yet it WAS NOT included in their list of possible side effects.

All the meds I take come with little flyers that open up human-size with long lists of possible and contradictory side effects.

They don't like women to take any drugs while pregnant and I know of two women who stopped taking their meds for bipolar disorder for the lengths of their pregnancies and got, predictably, very suicidal and very grandiose. One woman caused her own car accident. I don't know what to say about the fetus and drug effects, but it worries me that a woman's health must be subjugated to her pregnancy.

gballsout's picture
Posted by gballsout on 12 October 2005 - 6:41pm
Thoughts ...

This has actually stimulated a few thoughts on men, responsibility, and parenting for me ...


pennywit's picture
Posted by pennywit on 12 October 2005 - 10:40pm