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(BBC)   Expectant mothers need to stop using pregnancy as an excuse for... well, let's start with "memory lapses"   (news.bbc.co.uk) divider line 129
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2010-02-03 04:06:40 PM
I expect this thread will see a lot of "WIFE-LIKE TYPING DETECTED."
 
2010-02-03 04:34:18 PM
don't forget we still get access to the box n boobies...
 
2010-02-03 04:34:25 PM
I had my biatch wife cutting the grass with a push mower at 33 weeks.
 
2010-02-03 04:34:42 PM
This is good news in that it gives women one less way to artificially go for special treatment by men.
 
2010-02-03 04:35:32 PM
I wish memory loss was my problem. I had this. (new window) Did great things for my figure though.
 
2010-02-03 04:36:08 PM
"Pregnant women may also shift their focus away from work issues to help them prepare for the birth of their new baby, while new mothers selectively attend to their baby."

Solution: Don't hire women?
 
2010-02-03 04:36:39 PM
FTA: Any absentmindedness might be adaptive, shifting attention to the baby, the British Journal of Psychiatry says.

Wasn't that the idea all along? I never thought anyone was claiming that it's anything more than an attention shift.
 
2010-02-03 04:38:08 PM
I thought the memory loss was great when my wife was pregnant.
 
2010-02-03 04:39:37 PM
Women be shoppin'.
 
2010-02-03 04:40:23 PM
Bullshiat.

Women do have memory problems after pregnancy. So do the fathers, if they live in the same house. It's called sleep deprivation.
 
2010-02-03 04:41:05 PM
And giving birth.

/DNRTFA
 
2010-02-03 04:41:14 PM
does this mean i have to give up my selective hearing loss for noises falling in the same range as my wifes voice?
 
2010-02-03 04:42:02 PM
FTA: "The physical and emotional stresses on a woman's body from pregnancy can make women feel more tired than usual.

"As we all know tiredness - for men as well as women - can make us lose concentration and cause us to function less effectively.


So, pregnancy causes exhaustion, which can cause concentration and memory lapses? This is a ground-breaking study right here.

/pregnant. Exhausted. Still making the same amount of dumb brain-mistakes as I was before.
 
2010-02-03 04:42:56 PM
RE someguy945 2010-02-03 04:36:39 PM
"Wasn't that the idea all along? I never thought anyone was claiming that it's anything more than an attention shift."

Many people claim that very thing. They say it's the pregnancy (ie, female) hormones messing up the brain and making the pregnant woman forgetful, absent-minded, etc. In other words, pregtarded.
 
2010-02-03 04:43:53 PM
someguy945: Wasn't that the idea all along? I never thought anyone was claiming that it's anything more than an attention shift.

Came here to say this. I don't think anyone thought something actually happened to their higher brain functions. Between having a lot on your mind, not always feeling well, and often feeling fatigued, you're just not always going to be on your A-game.
 
2010-02-03 04:44:07 PM
FTFA:
"The physical and emotional stresses on a woman's body from pregnancy can make women feel more tired than usual.

"As we all know tiredness - for men as well as women - can make us lose concentration and cause us to function less effectively. "

Is it just me, or did the article just contradict itself?

Any ways, physical changes, raging hormones, and the resulting exhaustion cause all kinds of weird things to happen to a women. Living with a raging biatch, no sex, and the dawning realization that life as you know it is over, cause all kinds of weird things to happen to a man.
 
2010-02-03 04:44:47 PM
i am truley sorry for your memory lots
 
2010-02-03 04:45:48 PM
Would also like to point out that for every woman using pregnancy as an excuse for something, there's a man using his dick as an excuse to do something stupid.
 
2010-02-03 04:46:51 PM
hockeychick: I wish memory loss was my problem. I had this. (new window) Did great things for my figure though.

Me too. Loved the inevitable weight loss but disliked the hospital bills and pic line for TPN.
 
2010-02-03 04:47:06 PM
Then why is it that parents always seem so much less intelligent than other people?
 
2010-02-03 04:48:14 PM
Having kids is a choice. I don't feel sorry for you and I'm not interested in your disgusting medical details.
 
2010-02-03 04:48:34 PM
BigBooper:
"As we all know tiredness - for men as well as women - can make us lose concentration and cause us to function less effectively. "

Is it just me, or did the article just contradict itself?



It did indeed.
 
2010-02-03 04:48:40 PM
jehovahs witness protection: "Pregnant women may also shift their focus away from work issues to help them prepare for the birth of their new baby, while new mothers selectively attend to their baby."

Solution: Don't hire women?


I always wondered what would happen if a company offered better pay/benefits to women if they signed an agreement not to get pregnant for x number of years. Or for that matter if they flip floppped the preferential treatment towards parents/against single people and married people with no kids.

I would LOVE to be able to use a personal choice at work for extra pay/benefits, "oh tuffsnake I see you decided to have 15 beers last night, you poor thing! tell you what, why don't you just come in a little later and leave early if you have to, we'll just have some of the other people cover your workload."

/though I suppose I could use that as an excuse for memory loss :)
 
2010-02-03 04:49:14 PM
Chelle82: /pregnant. Exhausted. Still making the same amount of dumb brain-mistakes as I was before.

wait until the baby comes, and you need to give up the booby every two hours, day and night....every day...every night. Then you'll know exhausted. But hey, it's only for a few months.
 
2010-02-03 04:50:21 PM
theknuckler_33: I had my biatch wife cutting the grass with a push mower at 33 weeks.

At 38 weeks, my wife was out there pushing our mower while I sat on the back porch with a beer, watching and smiling.

/she wanted to, she's like that
//I took over for her after about 10 minutes or so
 
2010-02-03 04:51:02 PM
IonBeam2: Then why is it that parents always seem so much less intelligent than other people?

Whatever. You're going to die alone, the neighbours only alerted by the smell two weeks later. And nobody will come to your funeral.
 
2010-02-03 04:51:47 PM
BigBooper: FTFA:
"The physical and emotional stresses on a woman's body from pregnancy can make women feel more tired than usual.

"As we all know tiredness - for men as well as women - can make us lose concentration and cause us to function less effectively. "

Is it just me, or did the article just contradict itself?

Any ways, physical changes, raging hormones, and the resulting exhaustion cause all kinds of weird things to happen to a women. Living with a raging biatch, no sex, and the dawning realization that life as you know it is over, cause all kinds of weird things to happen to a man.


Must we focus on the negative? Two words: Giant. Boobs.
 
2010-02-03 04:52:01 PM
historywench: hockeychick: I wish memory loss was my problem. I had this. (new window) Did great things for my figure though.

Me too. Loved the inevitable weight loss but disliked the hospital bills and pic line for TPN.


Never had to resort to the pic line but I was in the hospital a couple times for dehydration.

It was nice not having to buy maternity clothes though. Saved a crapload of money.
 
2010-02-03 04:52:26 PM
you know i don't care what they say, pregnancy is a lot of work. and i know a bazillion expectant mothers that are forgetful like hell. ,maybe it has nothing to do with neurons and more to do with energy saving.
 
2010-02-03 04:53:36 PM
tuffsnake: jehovahs witness protection: "Pregnant women may also shift their focus away from work issues to help them prepare for the birth of their new baby, while new mothers selectively attend to their baby."

Solution: Don't hire women?

I always wondered what would happen if a company offered better pay/benefits to women if they signed an agreement not to get pregnant for x number of years. Or for that matter if they flip floppped the preferential treatment towards parents/against single people and married people with no kids.

I would LOVE to be able to use a personal choice at work for extra pay/benefits, "oh tuffsnake I see you decided to have 15 beers last night, you poor thing! tell you what, why don't you just come in a little later and leave early if you have to, we'll just have some of the other people cover your workload."

/though I suppose I could use that as an excuse for memory loss :)



I wish this country would give up the mentality that having kids is some kind of special right.
 
2010-02-03 04:55:21 PM
canaDn: Having kids is a choice. I don't feel sorry for you and I'm not interested in your disgusting medical details.

Then don't click on links to articles and threads that you know are about pregnancy. Moron.
 
2010-02-03 04:55:35 PM
Do women ever stop complaining? First your tummy hurts, then you have a headache, then its your period. Now you're pregnant and you want more excuses for your childishness. I'm going to go out on a limb here and say what I believe, 99% of women never reach mental adulthood. When are you biatches going to realize that its impossible to make toasted ice? I grow weary of the modern woman and her tough decisions.

All a woman has to do in life is stay thin, and the rest will take care of itself. Nobody values your opinions because they don't have the logic necessary to be valid. Back in caveman times did women complain? Maybe, but they were quickly shouted down by the smart females so that they didn't ruin it for the ones who had figured things out.

Women, buck up cupcakes. No talking. No spending. Only the 3 C's are what you should be concerned with. Cooking. Cleaning. Childcare. And for God's sake, try and fix yourself up a little bit. You look a mess.
 
2010-02-03 04:55:44 PM
canaDn: Having kids is a choice. I don't feel sorry for you and I'm not interested in your disgusting medical details.

Then why are you in this thread?
 
2010-02-03 04:56:11 PM
Chelle82: Two words: Giant. Boobs

This. (.)(.)

Er, THIS (.)(.)
 
2010-02-03 04:57:02 PM
AshHousewares18: I wish this country would give up the mentality that having kids is some kind of special right.

Who are the people who don't have the right to have kids?
 
2010-02-03 04:57:22 PM
Mammary lapses are still acceptable
 
2010-02-03 04:57:23 PM
AshHousewares18: tuffsnake: jehovahs witness protection: "Pregnant women may also shift their focus away from work issues to help them prepare for the birth of their new baby, while new mothers selectively attend to their baby."

Solution: Don't hire women?

I always wondered what would happen if a company offered better pay/benefits to women if they signed an agreement not to get pregnant for x number of years. Or for that matter if they flip floppped the preferential treatment towards parents/against single people and married people with no kids.

I would LOVE to be able to use a personal choice at work for extra pay/benefits, "oh tuffsnake I see you decided to have 15 beers last night, you poor thing! tell you what, why don't you just come in a little later and leave early if you have to, we'll just have some of the other people cover your workload."

/though I suppose I could use that as an excuse for memory loss :)


I wish this country would give up the mentality that having kids is some kind of special right.


You have the same rights. They can use them as excuses but most bosses are aware if you are using the kid as an excuse, and it's the same as calling out drunk. Even FMLA only protects for those cases. Staying home because you don't want to go to work isn't FMLA. Then again if you stay home and no one catches you on the town then there would be no ramifications.
 
2010-02-03 04:57:27 PM
AshHousewares18: tuffsnake: jehovahs witness protection: "Pregnant women may also shift their focus away from work issues to help them prepare for the birth of their new baby, while new mothers selectively attend to their baby."

Solution: Don't hire women?

I always wondered what would happen if a company offered better pay/benefits to women if they signed an agreement not to get pregnant for x number of years. Or for that matter if they flip floppped the preferential treatment towards parents/against single people and married people with no kids.

I would LOVE to be able to use a personal choice at work for extra pay/benefits, "oh tuffsnake I see you decided to have 15 beers last night, you poor thing! tell you what, why don't you just come in a little later and leave early if you have to, we'll just have some of the other people cover your workload."

/though I suppose I could use that as an excuse for memory loss :)


I wish this country would give up the mentality that having kids is some kind of special right.


I wish this country would give up the mentality that having kids is somehow a detriment to society.
 
2010-02-03 04:58:14 PM
Article: During the course of the study more than half of the women fell pregnant, but this did not appear to have any impact on memory.

I've never heard the term "fell pregnant" before =)
 
2010-02-03 04:59:14 PM
hockeychick: I wish this country fark basementdwellers would give up the mentality that having kids is somehow a detriment to society.

FTFY
 
2010-02-03 04:59:53 PM
Guelph35: Chelle82: Two words: Giant. Boobs

This. (.)(.)

Er, THIS (.)(.)


These are giant boobs

www.blogcdn.com

/well in the reasonable range
//see Chelsea Charms for the unreasonable range
 
2010-02-03 05:00:16 PM
I've worked with a few pregnant chicks. I didn't notice that they were more forgetful than usual. biatchier - eh, if there was a little extra biatchiness, I chalked it up to hauling around 20-25 extra lbs., most of it in the abdomen. That shiat would make anybody cranky.
 
2010-02-03 05:00:21 PM
Chelle82: Must we focus on the negative? Two words: Giant. Boobs.

What good are giant boobies if you don't get to play with them. There were many times during my wife's pregnancy that I swore she wanted to kill me. And most of those times I would have welcomed the sweet release of death.

/my wife had a rough pregnancy
//can't believe I would like to have another baby
 
2010-02-03 05:00:28 PM
tuffsnake: I always wondered what would happen if a company offered better pay/benefits to women if they signed an agreement not to get pregnant for x number of years. Or for that matter if they flip floppped the preferential treatment towards parents/against single people and married people with no kids.

The second idea doesn't make much sense since our society views the fostering of familial relationships as so important...but the first? That's an interesting concept. I mean, it would never actually fly in reality, but offering a bonus or something to people who never use maternity/paternity leave seems fair. Not that every employer offers either (few offer any paternity leave at all). Logistical nightmare, but I understand the sentiment.
 
2010-02-03 05:02:48 PM
tuffsnake: I always wondered what would happen if a company offered better pay/benefits to women if they signed an agreement not to get pregnant for x number of years.

There's a woman I work with and she was getting to the stage in her life where if she wanted kids she had to start soon. She popped out 3 kids over a span of a little over 3 years. So she had almost a year of maternity leave. Then was able to work some sweet deal where she worked from home 4 days a week. To me, that didn't seem fair to the company or someone else who could have taken that job (fairly high up manager position).
 
2010-02-03 05:03:25 PM
Is now a good time to say, "PREGNANT WOMEN ARE SMUG!"?

/Because they are!
//No kids...never got pregnant, never regretted it.
 
2010-02-03 05:03:42 PM
soozenw: Is it just me, or did the article just contradict itself?



It did indeed.


No, it didn't.
 
2010-02-03 05:06:47 PM
BigBooper: Chelle82: Must we focus on the negative? Two words: Giant. Boobs.

What good are giant boobies if you don't get to play with them. There were many times during my wife's pregnancy that I swore she wanted to kill me. And most of those times I would have welcomed the sweet release of death.

/my wife had a rough pregnancy
//can't believe I would like to have another baby


I get what you're saying, but you also don't get to play with Salma Hayek or Christina Hendrick's giant boobs. Regardless, I don't think anyone would question the worth of those racks.
 
2010-02-03 05:07:02 PM
What I've learned from threads like this:

1. Childless people are chronically hungover and therefore horrible employees.

2. Parents are constantly skipping work duties to tend to their kids and are therefore horrible employees.
 
2010-02-03 05:07:07 PM
I was a force of hormonal, crazy stupidity during my pregnancy, so I'm getting a kick out of these replies...

/telling the boss to go fark himself was one of my more subdued moments
//had one child, never having another
///if you want 'em, knock yourself out
////if not, I won't force one on you
 
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