Well, the Today Show finally did it. They finally broke me.I actually yelled SHUT UP at the TV in the waiting room of my doctor’s office:
I think my favorite part, aside from how he asks her to talk about sex with her husband and then shames her for talking about it (“I’m blushing, I’m blushing”) is when he basically asks why she didn’t quit the Olympics because she knew she had had sex and therefore might be pregnant.
Lauer asked whether the couple considered perhaps waiting to try to expand their family until after the Olympics. With a laugh, Walsh Jennings replied that restraint “only lasts so long.”
“I just felt like it would take me a while this time to get pregnant for some reason,” she said. “So a month before, we’re like, ‘Should we start trying?’ I had never experienced morning sickness. We were in Gstaad, Switzerland, one of my favorite places, our favorite places, in the world … we decided just to get going on the process.”“Apprently we’re very fertile,” she said before covering her eyes with embarrassment.
Dr. Nancy Snyderman, NBC’s chief medical editor, says competing at the games did not increase Walsh Jennings’ risk of pregnancy complications.
“The risk that she put to herself and fetus was zero to none,” she said.
Five weeks into a pregnancy, fetuses are tiny, well protected and “very, very, very hearty[sic],” Snyderman says.
“The embryo is microscopic. It’s just implanted in the lining of the uterus,” Snyderman says. “It would take an act of God to dislodge it, not a bump on the tummy, not a dive.”
Well thank God NBC’s “chief medical editor” (please tell me there isn’t more than one “medical editor” because I’ve been told journalism is in trouble financially) weighed in to tell us that this woman and her doctor and her husband made a smart decision, because otherwise I’m sure we’d have some fucking busybody in the comments second-guessing her every move OH WAIT:
ill never understand the concept of “trying” to have a baby. it’s not like you build up enough sperm and suddenly it happens. it can happen the first day you try. good for her, but she shouldve waited until after the olympics to “try”. glad the baby is healthy.
Someone please explain the male and female reproductive systems to this idiot. And take away his/her car keys. I don’t need anybody that stupid on the road with me.
I mean, how dare she win a gold medal while carrying a baby! Sit at home and sip weak decaf tea and watch soap operas while you’re knocked up, ladies! Don’t work or drive or walk too fast. Don’t do anything but eat and sleep! After all, you’re pregnant, so you’re done accomplishing things now! If you need achievement, try living through your husband’s and kids’ accomplishments. That never goes badly.