Friday, May 27, 2011

No, I'm Not A Teacher. I'm Just a Smarty-Pants.

I love Google. Today I was about to look up if it was possible to be lactose intolerant while pregnant (yuck) and I had to stop and read what the suggestions were after I typed in "Is it possible..."

Some of the options were:

Is it possible to lick your elbow?
Is it possible to blow bubbles on the moon?
Is it possible to cough up a lung?
Is it possible to sneeze with your eyes open?

Looks like I'm not the only one who relies on Google for random information! Gotta love the internet. Yesterday my midwife asked me if I was a teacher because I guess I knew more than what's usual for first time moms-to-be. She said teachers tend to research things more and therefore have certain ideas of what they want and don't want. No, I'm not a teacher. I just like to be well informed!

I can thank friends and family, fellow bloggers, documentaries on Netflix,, my pregnancy books, and Google for the knowledge I have acquired thus far. I still have a lot to learn though, obviously. She suggested I stop doing my own research so much and wait until I take the classes through the doctors office on things I need to know. No, thank you! I will take those classes but those aren't until much later in my pregnancy. Why should I have to wait for them to inform me? Hmph.


Annie said...

Haha....that's funny.....thank goodness for google!

Emily said...

Some of the stuff Google auto-fill comes up with is so crazy! Especially when it reads your mind. Then it's creepy.......
Being informed, especially when it comes to your health, is important. Just make sure it is coming from informed sources. Oh, and just so you know, classes from your office are a great way to find out that particular hospital's policies but not necessarily a great way to get unbiased info. Midwives are great and usually tend to be more natural, but when it comes down to it, often they are ruled by the overseeing physician and the hospital policy. So, find out what you want and ask lots of questions about how you can get it. I highly, highly recommend using a doula for hospital births, whether you plan on using drugs or not. Anyone I know that has used one has been so grateful. That's my unsolicited advice for the day. HA!

Sheri Money said...

That's interesting that she told you to stop doing your own research. I would have balked at that too. I also go to google for everything and as long as you're smart enough to realize that not everything that everyone says online is true, I think it's a great thing.

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