SJ. Posted August 15, 2012 Share Posted August 15, 2012 I hate it when I feel like I put my foot in my mouth. I especially hate it when I realize it mid conversation but am unsure of how to fix it. Today when talking to SIL she mentioned that she is planning on talking to the OB about inducing. She isn't quite 40 weeks yet but is accustomed to having her babies around 36 weeks. I didn't say anything offensive but she could probably tell that I didn't think inducing was a good idea. I mentioned that normal pregnancies can be from 38 to 42 weeks and there was nothing wrong with going a bit past your due date. She mentioned that the mortality rate increases the closer you get to 42 weeks and she couldn't chance that. I said - really? Ds was born a few days shy of 42 weeks. That is when I realized I probably wasn't being very supportive which is what every pregnant mom needs - support. I have to admit I was cringing inside when she said she needed to have the baby before this weekend so she could be at her teenage daughter's cheer recital on Sunday and that she needed to have the baby ASAP because BIL is stressed about when she will have the baby. I tried to commiserate with her and be as supportive as possible for the rest of the conversation. I just hate it when I feel like I put my foot in my mouth and like I may have offended someone. bah. What I want to say to SIL is: SIL, I hope I didn't sound unsupportive when you mentioned induction, if I did I am sorry. All pregnancies and births are different and it is wonderful that we are able to make our own choices in this process. I hope everything goes well at the doctor this week. SJ What do you think? Email? Or just don't mention it? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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