Pregnancy is quite the journey, filled with its ups and downs. And when the one person you’d expect to be your co-pilot starts missing the milestones? Well, that’s a story in itself. This mom-to-be took action in the most unexpected way.
One fed-up mom-to-be, who we’ll call Diane, took to a popular online forum to ask others for their opinions on her situation, with her husband refusing to take her to the doctors to check up on the fetus.
Trading Family for Fun
Diane and her husband are expecting a baby and are excited to welcome their firstborn into the family. But there’s a problem: Diane’s husband won’t accompany his wife to her doctor’s appointments.
Diane says he never has a good excuse to miss them, either. He’ll go to a soccer game or a friend’s game night instead of supporting his wife and unborn child. He even says, “I’m not the one carrying the baby. So why do I have to go see the doctor with you?”
Fish and Chips
So when Diane’s husband ditched her again to eat fish n chips with friends instead of going to his child’s gender-reveal appointment, she’d had enough.
Boy or Girl?
Her husband texted her after the appointment, wondering what the sex of the baby was. However, Diane refused to tell him the results because of his neglect, and he was angry. Diane asks the forum if she’s the one in the wrong here or if it’s her husband. Here is what they had to say.
An overwhelming number of respondents agree that the husband is the one in the wrong in this situation. One user says this man became a deadbeat dad before he could even become a father.
Only the Beginning of Dismissing Dad Duties
Another commenter points out that the husband’s excuse for not going because he’s not carrying the baby will turn into “I didn’t give birth to the baby, why should I look after it?” in the blink of an eye.
Other people go even further, advising Diane to leave her husband. One user says Diane’s husband prioritizes his relationships with his friends over his relationship with his wife and unborn child. “Don’t be like me and stay until he leaves you for another woman,” they warn.
Where Are His Priorities?
Many people share their disgust with Diane’s husband and his choice to eat fish n chips instead of accompanying his wife to a critical doctor’s appointment. However, others note that gender reveal appointments are about more than just discovering the sex of the baby.
During these appointments, the doctor examines the fetus for anomalies and potential developmental issues. Instead of supporting his wife during a difficult moment, he stuffed himself with fried food and laughed with his friends.
No one in the thread sympathized with the soon-to-be father in this scenario. How do you feel about this? Was his excuse of “not the one carrying the baby. Why do I have to go see the doctor with you?” feasible to you, or is he a complete deadbeat before his child has even entered the world?
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