I'm only 9 weeks pregnant, and I'm already running into major opposition from friends, family, and co-workers about my natural choices for this pregnancy.
I have CHOSEN not to drink caffeine (soda--I don't drink coffee or tea anyway), use artificial sweeteners, plan on going all-natural for this birth, etc., etc., etc. It's a personal choice, and not based on any medical advice I've received.
I mentioned in passing at work yesterday that I was wondering if my extreme fatigue was because of no caffeine or just pregnancy in general, and one of my co-workers went off on me, telling me how it's "ok" to drink caffeine, and it's not a big deal, bla bla bla. I told them yes, I know, my doctor said it was fine...this is just something that I've chosen to do for my own health, as well.
Sorry, just had to get that off my chest. It was just one of MANY instances like this in the last few weeks that have caused me to want to pull my hair out! I'm not judging YOU for choosing an epidural or elective induction or Starbucks every day while pregnant. I honestly don't care--so why are you harping down MY throat for making my own choices??
I'm sure I'm not the only one who has run into this...anyone else??