Moms, Trust Your Instincts and Tune Out Unsolicited Advice

by Dagmar Bleasdale on November 29, 2011

My latest post for the Million Moms Challenge just got posted! Here is an exert:

Everybody seems to have an opinion these days. How do you handle all the parenting advice that is given to you by outside sources?

When I got pregnant, I did what worked for me: I wanted to try to have a natural birth with no or few interventions, so I researched on the web what I need to do that would help me achieve that wish. I settled on going to a  12-week Bradley class with my husband and hired a doula.

… I don’t mess with how other people parent or attack them personally, and I expect the same courteous treatment from them.

Read the whole post here.

{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

Our Mom Spot December 5, 2011 at 10:36 AM


There are way too many people willing to pour their “knowledge” onto a pregnant woman or a mom – especially those of us who are becoming or are 1st time moms.


Áine at December 2, 2011 at 4:49 PM

That is great Dagmar. Believe in yourself, respect the choices of others & expect the same respect from others. It is really easy to be swayed by the opinions of others. It’s so important to follow your instincts especially when it comes to your babies/kids and your career. Keep up the good work, you’re an inspiration!


Nancy December 1, 2011 at 8:43 AM

I totally agree with you, Dagmar. If the child/children are thriving, happy and loved, each parent has the right to raise their child as they see fit. Great post!


Dagmar December 1, 2011 at 10:08 AM

Thank you, Nancy.


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