A Pregnant Woman Couldn’t Forgive Her Husband, Who Didn’t Go to the Doctor With Her and Spent Time With His Friends Instead

In recent years, more and more expectant fathers are actively supporting their partners during pregnancy and in childbirth. This is not only good for men’s health, but also has a positive impact on women and their future children. However, as one Reddit user found out from personal experience, some partners are simply not ready for the challenges that come with bringing a baby into the world.

“My husband and I are expecting. This is our first baby and we’re excited. Thing is, he barely attends any doctor’s appointments with me and his excuses aren’t even valid. He’s willing to miss appointments over soccer or a board game with friends. His response is always, ’I’m not the one carrying the baby, why do I have to go see the doctor with you?’

Last week was my final straw. He was supposed to come with me for the baby’s gender reveal appointment, but he chose to not come last minute because his friend invited him to a fish ’n’ chips meal. I was pretty livid, but didn’t make a fuss about it. Mom went with me instead.”

“He texted asking me to tell him the results (boy or girl) but I refused to tell him. He kept spam calling me, but I hung up each time. He came home fuming, demanding I tell him the results, but I refused and bluntly told him: since he refused to attend the appointment then he gets no results till after the baby’s born and said I was wiling to die on this hill. He went off calling me spiteful and immature for doing this and punishing him. He said he’s the father and has the right to know. He then called me dramatic since I wasn’t alone and mom was with me. I said he gets no results period.”

“He’s been fuming about it and told his family, and they’re now pressuring me to stop playing mind games with him and tell him, but I declined. And not long ago, my husband just attempted to contact my doctor to get the results. It didn’t go well, and we had another argument over it. He couldn’t get it, since his mom was the one who made the call.”

This story generated a huge number of comments. Most users supported the expectant mother and sincerely sympathized with her situation. It turns out she is far from alone, and many women have also faced such difficulties during pregnancy. Some advised the woman to leave her partner, while others suggested other, less radical solutions to the problem.

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