Man Shames Wife for Complaining about Pregnancy Pain

Gillian Sisley

Carrying a child puts a massive burden on a person’s body.

Anyone who has ever been pregnant before will tell you that the process isn't easy or kind on the body. There's a lot of discomfort and chronic pain that comes along with carrying a child to term.

With that being said, it's generally accepted that the partner of a person who is pregnant will do what they can to offer support and potentially take on more of the other burdens of the household, recognizing that their partner is taking on extra strain through carrying the pregnancy.

However, not everyone feels this way. This sort of reality was highlighted in a recent online post in which a husband snaps at his pregnant wife for complaining about her chronic pain and discomfort throughout her pregnancy.

Carrying a child puts a massive burden on a person’s body.

A Reddit post published on May 27th, reported on by Ashley Gale from Newsweek, has gone viral with 11,900 and 2,100 comments.

The author begins her post by explaining that she is 7 months pregnant, and has had to deal with a lot of 'medical stuff and chronic pain' throughout her pregnancy. With that said, when the author expresses her discomfort and complaints to her husband, he reacts very poorly.

She goes on to add that she doesn't complain constantly, but that the fatigue from her pregnancy and dealing with the pain has made her slower at getting things done. Most notably, her husband will accuse her of ‘making excuses’ for not getting things done around the house.

Recently, she woke up with very bad back pain after sleeping and complained to her husband about it. At that point, he snapped back at her and told her she was ‘acting like a spoiled princess', and that since she's going to be a mother soon she should ‘start acting like one’.

The side effects of pregnancy aren't minor.

Along with some of the more recognized symptoms such as soreness and nausea, other side effects can include severe heartburn, digestion issues, itchy skin, cramping, and other unpleasant experiences.

After being snapped at by her husband, the author told him that he doesn't have a right to dictate how she feels during her pregnancy, and that she's dealing with a lot and he has no idea what it's like to carry a child. Her husband replied that he ‘knows exactly what she's going through’, because he was 'the one who put a baby in her'.

She tried to express that while he did impregnate her, his body isn't the one growing the child over a 9-month period, but her husband then looked at her with a shocked expression and accused her of trying to use ‘the mom card’ against him to leverage benefits or getting out of having to do things around the house.

What do you think? Is the author entirely justified to be upset with her husband for belittling her feelings and struggles during her pregnancy? Or is the husband in the right in that she should still be carrying her weight in the household, even though she's growing a child inside her body?

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