What NOT to Say When a Woman says “We’re pregnant!”

There’s only one appropriate response when someone says “I’m Pregnant”. The response is “Congratulations! how wonderful” and then, keep very quiet. You will be told what you need to know and what you aren’t told is none of your business. Here’s a pre-emptive reaction to all the ‘not so helpful’ things people say. It was the FB status of Kasie Monchak when she announced she was pregnant with her 7th child today.

Quoting Kasie: “ Let’s get this out of the way early.

We aren’t Catholic.
Or Mormon.
It was planned.
We know what causes this (and we are very good at it, too!).
We own a television.
I am aware of birth control.
Yes, seven. No, I am not kidding.
They are all ours.
Are we done? Are my fertility and sex life really your business?
We are not finding out the sex.
We are having another family birth.
Yes, that means no doctor.
Or midwife.
Yes, it’s legal.
Yes, that means no epidural. How did you guess?
I catch my own babies. No one “delivers” them.
No, I’m not brave.
Or crazy.
No, you may not touch my belly.

I think that covers it.”
(end of quote)

Thanks, Kasie, for this reminder and BTW, “Congratulations, how wonderful!425pregnant.jpg” Gloria

Facebook favourite Updates

I’ve been on Facebook for five years, apparently. These are the most popular updates that I’ve posted there:

They are not “unvaccinated”. . . they have a natural immune system. Women are not “unmastectomized” . . .they have their breasts. Boys are not “uncircumcised”, they are intact. Every word creates a hallucination. When we hallucinate wholeness, wholeness will show up as normal.

Gloria Lemay

October 2013 393 likes

What do I want for my birthday? I want everyone who reads this to take 30 seconds to get up, walk through your place and turn off any lights or appliances that don’t need to be on, OFF. We make the difference in having our Mother Earth work. Thank you.

Gloria Lemay

October 2012 270 likes

If you’re hiring a doula to “enforce your birth plan”, “keep you home as long as possible”, and “protect you”, wake up and plan a home birth with an attendant you trust.

Gloria Lemay

July 2012 359 likes

I don’t know who wrote this but I found it very funny 🙂

If you love something, set it free. If it comes back, it will always be yours. If it doesn’t come back, it was never yours to begin with. But, if it just sits in your living room, messes up your stuff, eats your food, uses your telephone, takes your money, and doesn’t appear to realize that you had set it free……. you either married it or gave birth to it.

July 2011 213 likes