I am currently pregnant, I haven't seen a doctor yet and have entered into the general idea of the third month of pregnancy. My partner says that there's really not much they do for you at this point seeing as you can't see the baby or anything, although I know proper health care is important at all stages. However we don't have health insurance and cant afford it. He refuses to let me try some form of health aid from the state. He's very prideful as you can tell. I'm taking regular over the counter prenatal vitamins and trying to get a job so I can get health care. A few questions I have are 1. I heard hot baths/showers are bad for babies, how true is this and to what extent does the possible damage go? I hate cold water! 2. I've got a cold and am sneezing/coughing like crazy, can it hurt the baby? 3. If I go to the doctor now and get health care a little later, will it still take care of what its supposed to, or only kick in afterwards?View Thread
Thanks! I did manage to convince him about getting medical. Part of it I suppose is that we all were really sick and he's just worried. Much of it I suppose is the stress of trying to find a home right now! Thanks for your help. I love baths but I normally don't stay there for more than an hour anymore since I get uncomfortable.View Thread
I'm with all of you here. First off, at 18 (even 15) I knew better than to 'wash out' and I didn't have sex until after I was 21! The reasoning behind that was: Even contraceptives don't work all the time Its common sense that if you don't want to get pregnant, don't have sex. The last thing we need is another child mom trying to take care of her baby while she's still trying to finish growing up.
BUT Its a little harsh the wordage that is used in most cases like this to belittle a person, even if it seems like they're asking a dumb question because lets face it, there are some religions/organizations out there that don't teach parent ed very well. Some Christian faiths (where I am living at least) try to disprove and make evil every part of family planning so people have babies babies and more babies, disavow condoms and birth control etc. This particular person may have been poorly educated in this regard simply based on the religious, geographical or parental aspects of her environment.
But in my opinion it still doesn't beat keeping your legs crossed if you don't want to/can't afford to raise a child.View Thread
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