A woman said that she was put in a tricky position as she didn’t expect to fall pregnant, then before she’d decided what to do the family doctor told her mum the news
A woman was shocked when she unexpectedly became pregnant and went to see the family doctor for confirmation – who then told the woman’s mother the news.
Sharing her story anonymously, the woman said that she was on birth control and didn’t expect to become pregnant, so news that she was came as a bit of a shock.
She went to visit the family doctor who confirmed the result, then she went home to process the news – but when she arrived her mother was already there, looking excited.
The mother said that the doctor had called her immediately to wish her congratulations, even though the newly pregnant woman hadn’t given her permission – and hadn’t even processed the news yet.
Taking to Reddit, she said: “I didn’t feel ready to tell anyone other than my boyfriend and obviously the doctor about the baby, so I was freaking out a little, but my boyfriend assured me that she wouldn’t be able to say anything to my mum about the baby without my consent.
“When I got home my mom was waiting for me because she already knew about the baby. Apparently, her friend had texted to congratulate her before I could even make it home.
“My family is supportive of the baby, but if she had opened her big mouth to someone with a different kind of family, the outcome could have been really bad.
“My boyfriend agrees with me but thinks it’s kinda Karen-ish, on the other hand my mom thinks her friend crossed a few lines, but to report her and potentially put her employment at risk would be petty.”
After sharing her story online, other Reddit users said they could understand why the woman was angry – and said that the doctor’s actions were against the rules.
One said: “That is a major violation.”
While another said: “If absolutely nothing else, she deliberately robbed you of the chance to tell your own mother that you are pregnant.
“She did that on purpose. She knew that you were there to find out if you were pregnant. She knew that you literally had not had time to tell your mother, because she texted the instant you yourself found out the results.
“That’s a major d**k move. Who does that? Who races to tell someone else’s mom news like that? Didn’t you want the excitement of telling her that she was going to be a grandma? This woman ruined that.”
And a third said: “Could be deadly for another woman in a different circumstance.”