Is your DH overprotective about your pregnancy? Is it annoying?

posted 3 years ago in Pregnancy
  • poll: Is your DH overprotective about what you ingest?
    Yes, and it annoys me. : (12 votes)
    19 %
    Yes, but I am a little bit, too, so it's cool. : (20 votes)
    31 %
    No, he's very chill, and I wish he'd step it up a little : (11 votes)
    17 %
    No, we're both pretty relaxed about what I eat/drink : (20 votes)
    31 %
    Other... : (1 votes)
    2 %
  • Post # 3
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    96 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: October 2015

    Yep – can totally relate and while it is very sweet- sometimes it would be nice to be able to eat and drink anything and give him the stink eye 🙂

    Post # 4
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    359 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    @IAmTheShadow:  yes. he is constantly asking “is that cheese pasteurized?” or “I wouldn’t order that from this restaurant, i wouldn’t trust it, etc.” I know it comes from a good place so I think it’s okay. And actually sort of sweet. 

    Post # 5
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    3119 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    Has he gone to the doctor’s appoinments with you? That would give him a chance to ask his questions there, so he’s not just relying on whatever intuition or “facts” he thinks he has! You could also have him read a book on pregnancy or something, but those books tend to be really overly cautionary in my very humble opinion. 

    My husband is really relaxed about what I eat and drink, which is nice…I’m definitely the more coneservative of the two of us. At times I wish he would step in and tell me not to shovel snow, or something, but overall I appreciate his outlook. 

    I do think it’s sweet that your husband cares so much! But maybe some additional information will help him relax a little…and trust you to know what’s best for the baby. 

    Post # 6
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    1125 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: January 2010

    Ha! My husband was always like: “why don’t you want to come out for a 100km mountain bike ride in the wild?” and I’d have to remind him that I had no energy, morning sickness and oh yeah, A BABY IN MY BELLY which made cycling pretty uncomfortable!

    Post # 7
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    509 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    My DH didn’t like it much when I had a beer at 4 months pg in the middle of a July heat wave while we were at the cottage. I just ignored him and he went back to trusting me to make my own choices.

    But after I fell down a set of stairs (no it wasnt after the beer! lol), he became more protective in general but not over what I consumed.

    Post # 8
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    1327 posts
    Bumble bee

    My SO’s totally going to be one of those.  I hate when people boss me around about what I eat and drink though, because of bad childhood memories, so I’m going to have to remember to chill out when that happens, and that he only means well!

    Post # 9
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    765 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    @IAmTheShadow:  My DH is total food police. Although I’m beginning to catch on that he just doesn’t want me to eat food he finds delicious because he wants it all to himself…

    Post # 10
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    2042 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    @IAmTheShadow:  hahaha! DH is going to be like that!  Its cute thinking about it, but I can see where it would get annoying!

    Post # 12
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    567 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I’m getting a lot of this from my husband too.  “No, you can’t have coke!!  or coffee…or tea…or chocolate…or junk food…or a freakin HOT DOG!!” He was eating a hot dog the other night and it smelled SO good and suddenly there was nothing I wanted more than a hot dog. I looked it up online and read to him as long as it’s cooked generally you don’t have anything to worry about. So frustrating to have to justify everything! I don’t even usually like Coke, but I’ve seriously been craving it since I’ve been pregnant. Not all the time, but maybe once a week.

    Oh…if only he knew what I was doing while I was at work under non-judgemental eyes!!

    On the other hand it’s kind of endearing that he wants to protect our little baby 🙂  So I can’t be getting too upset with him!

    Post # 15
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    7654 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2012

    @IAmTheShadow:  Ah…if you haven’t been to an appointment yet I would cut him a little slack (even though I can see how annoying that is). He is probably very uneducated right now, or maybe too educated.

    I am 29 weeks, and DH is protective about a few things such as lifting anything, even if it is light. He also puts my ice cleats on my shoes every morning because he’s so scared I’m going to slip. He also eyeballs me when it comes to soda as well, always asking if it is caffeine free. As far as food goes though? He leaves me the heck alone. I’m glad he’s attentive and looking out for my best interests. In your case though, had my DH been doing that since before week 8, I probably would have gone crazy!!

    Post # 16
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    1689 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    DH is very protective but I know it’s because he cares about me and baby so I think it’s kind of cute. I’ve only been annoyed a couple of different times, but once I usually explain things to him , he’s fine… (like caffeine for example). When we walk outside on ice he’s way more of a gentleman now than he was before haha. Always making sure he has me by the arm. I’ve never been a super healthy eater… I’m a carbs eater and not much for fruits and veggies. I’ve definitely been trying more and definitely taking my vitamin to make up for it, but he’s not always 100% happy with that.

    Overall though, I have no complaints. I like that he cares and he doesn’t go overboard.

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