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Mom's Friends 'Disgusted' After She Tells Husband To Save Her Life Over Baby's During Birth
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Mom's Friends 'Disgusted' After She Tells Husband To Save Her Life Over Baby's During Birth

She made it clear to her husband that he needed to prioritize her in case of an emergency scenario.

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The act of giving birth is often hailed as a miracle but there's no hiding from the fact that it can prove fatal to the child and the parent. While most pregnancies go smoothly, there's always the risk of being in a position to make a choice between the baby and the mother. One woman opened up discussing the same with her husband and requesting him to choose her if the scenario ever arose. Her friends were horrified that she didn't choose to sacrifice herself for the baby, but she turned to Reddit to ask if she was wrong. The responses sparked a fierce debate on autonomy, the right to choose their own life, and even had takes from an evolutionary aspect. 

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"So my daughter was born 2 years ago, I had a very good pregnancy but develop gestational diabetes at 32 weeks (due to me being overweight I was checking my sugar levels every other day). Due to this my OBGYN scheduled a cesarean. I didn’t have any issues with this I just wanted my baby to be born safely," she wrote. She discussed with her husband the pregnancy and told him that in case a scenario arose where "he needed to choose between myself and our baby, to please choose me. She made it clear that her life needed prioritizing. "He got quiet but said that he agreed," she wrote. He urged her to talk to her mother about the discussion as well. He also confided that he wanted to do the same. "When the conversation was brought up, my husband said he thought the same thing. He was feeling awful cause he knew he wanted to save me but didn’t know how to tell me," she wrote.