Pregnancy and Nursing School - page 2

Hi- I start my last semester of an RN program in August. My husband & I were contemplating starting out family with the thought that if I get pregnant in June or July, then I won't have the baby... Read More

  1. by   Natingale
    Quote from Ellean55
    I have no respect for women who CHOOSE to stay at home when they could have had a career (I am not talking about divorce, etc) those things can be avoided, but when a woman takes the conscious choice to opt out of the chance to have a career then I am sorry you wont gain any respect from me.

    thats kind of harsh ellean
  2. by   Ellean55
    You are right Natingale. That was a bit harsh looking back at that post. Ouch. Sorry
  3. by   Natingale
    Its ok, i get passionate over some posts too then Im like man I really need to start taking my medication on time lol
  4. by   tfleuter
    have no respect for women who CHOOSE to stay at home when they could have had a career (I am not talking about divorce, etc) those things can be avoided, but when a woman takes the conscious choice to opt out of the chance to have a career then I am sorry you wont gain any respect from me.
    I know you've already mentioned that this came out more harshly than you intended, but do you really think that a woman with a career has made more of herself than a woman who decided to be a stay at home mom?
  5. by   TessaMae
    What about the mommies that have to work and do not have the luxury to stay home with their two year old??? I happen to have a two year old Jonny myself and feel no guilt sending him to preschool/daycare while I am at school. I think that it is an AWFUL statement to say that mothers who send their kids to daycare are abandoning their children. NURSES especially need to be open minded. Daycare may not be the right choice for you but don't be close minded to those who need daycare. It is a difficult decision for many moms (me included) to leave their children in the hands of others during the day but much of society unfortunately needs to have two incomes. I respect that you want to be with your children all day, please respect those of us that can't. I like by the moto it's the quality of time just as much as the quantity. My 2 and 8 year old know I love them dearly. While I wish I had finished school before they were born I didn't. They have mommy and daddy most of the time, and that time is always full of love and fun.

    Quote from JomoNurse
    Good for you! I'm so glad to hear that you were responsible and waited to have your child for when you were actually going to be there for your little tot. Some people I know decided to have children/raise very young children during nursing school only to dump them off in institutionalized daycare for someone else to raise their kids. What's really troublesome is when "mommy" rationalizes it out of horrendous guilt by saying that it'll be better for the child in the long run. News flash, 2 year old little Johnny doesn't understand that, and to him, it's his very own mother abandoning him during the day. Young children need to be with their mommy during the day. Kudos to you!!!
  6. by   TessaMae
    Everyone says things they wish they could take back. I don't know you but really think it is wonderful that you can realize when you do this and say sorry.. Kudos to you!!!!

    Quote from Ellean55
    You are right Natingale. That was a bit harsh looking back at that post. Ouch. Sorry
  7. by   kayty2339
    Quote from JomoNurse
    Good for you! I'm so glad to hear that you were responsible and waited to have your child for when you were actually going to be there for your little tot. Some people I know decided to have children/raise very young children during nursing school only to dump them off in institutionalized daycare for someone else to raise their kids. What's really troublesome is when "mommy" rationalizes it out of horrendous guilt by saying that it'll be better for the child in the long run. News flash, 2 year old little Johnny doesn't understand that, and to him, it's his very own mother abandoning him during the day. Young children need to be with their mommy during the day. Kudos to you!!!
    2 year old little johnny get's used to daycare after about a week and then loves it and thrives in it. My kids love daycare and have learned so much there. It IS better for the child in the long run if "mommy" is going to school to provide a better life for "little johnny". You are either really young and inexperienced with life or just totally ignorant and closed minded. You don't know everybodies situation and you have no right to sit back and judge moms who put their children in daycare when you know nothing about their life.

    How can you give her kudos for waiting until she's done with NS to have kids so she doesn't have to put her kids in "institutionalized daycare" while she's in school, when obviously the next step after NS is getting a job. Having kids and working means having to put your kids in daycare smarty pants.
  8. by   BellasMommyOBRN
    Quote from kayty2339
    2 year old little johnny get's used to daycare after about a week and then loves it and thrives in it. my kids love daycare and have lee arned so much there. it is better for the child in the long run if "mommy" is going to school to provide a better life for "little johnny". you are either really young and inexperienced with life or just totally ignorant and closed minded. you don't know everybodies situation and you have no right to sit back and judge moms who put their children in daycare when you know nothing about their life.

    how can you give her kudos for waiting until she's done with ns to have kids so she doesn't have to put her kids in "institutionalized daycare" while she's in school, when obviously the next step after ns is getting a job. having kids and working means having to put your kids in daycare smarty pants.
    i was just about to say that. my dd goes to daycare and has become quite the social butterfly! not to mention she has plenty of little playmates that she meets outside of daycare now. heck, i have made friends too, all the other awesome mommies that bring their kids to daycare!

  9. by   Natingale
    when you reaaaaaaally think about it, its only 3 days a week

    or you can do 2 days part time, on weekends

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