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A Waitress At A Bar Changed A Pregnant Woman’s Cocktails To Virgin Without Her Permission

Motherhood is stressful. Especially when you have a newborn baby. Your body is a minefield of hormones and emotions and is trying to repair itself after giving birth. During this time, you only have baby on the brain and are too exhausted to worry about anyone else besides that new little guy. If you have other children in addition to your newborn, it’s even harder. 

We’ve got to give it up to moms and — especially — we’ve got to cut new moms some slack. 

However, not everyone feels this way and we’ve recently seen some major mommy-shaming aimed at women who are just trying to take a break from all of their mom duties. 

Instagram / @snooki

On July 30th, Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi shared a photo of herself and her newest bundle of joy, baby Angelo. Angelo is the brand new addition to Snooki’s household and joins siblings Lorenzo and Giovanna. With such a full house, it must be a rare occasion to capture calm moments like the one Snooki posted in this pic. In it, Angelo enjoys a bottle of breast milk while Snooki relaxes with her own beverage. The problem people see with this is that the drink Snooki happens to be sipping is a glass of red wine.

Haters were quick to mom shame the “Jersey Shore” star, judging her decision to drink alcohol while obviously giving her son milk that she expressed herself. 

Instagram / @snooki

Some comments questioned Snooki’s fitness to mother while under the influence of one glass of wine. This comment, in particular, painted a hypothetical situation where Snooki would spill her wine all over her baby’s face. The Instagram user even accuses MTV of being the reason why Snooki is drinking a glass of wine. 

This comment tried to shame the reality star for breastfeeding while imbibing but Snooki was quick to school them about the lengths breastfeeding mothers go through to provide safe milk for their babes.

Instagram / @snooki

Most people may not realize this but breastfeeding women can ingest alcohol without harming their babies. The American Academy of Pediatrics Section on Breastfeeding says that drinking no more than 1-2 8 oz glasses of wine per week is completely harmless. They also advise mothers to hold off on breastfeeding for 2 or more hours to minimize any presence of alcohol in the milk. 

There’s also something called the “pump and dump” method. In doing this, breastfeeding mothers pump their breast milk after drinking alcohol and dump it down the sink to avoid giving any milk to their babies that might contain traces of alcohol. However, the American Academy of Pediatrics has said that this really only benefits moms by easing any concerns they might have. As long as they follow guidelines, their milk is safe. In summary, moms like Snooki put in the work to make sure their babies get the good stuff while still having an occasional drink and that’s totally okay. 

However, Snooki isn’t the only one being mom-shamed over pregnancy, babies and drinking alcohol. 

Reddit / AITA

Recently, a thread in Reddit’s “Am I The Asshole” section discussed this very topic. A waitress at a restaurant was serving four women when she overheard one of them comment that she was “14 weeks along.” The women had each ordered a house cocktail but the waitress didn’t think much about it since it was only one drink. 

Things changed when the group of women began ordering more cocktails. 

Reddit / AITA

At this point, the waitress decided to make a decision for the possibly pregnant woman. She went to the bartender and convinced him to make one of the cocktails a virgin. This non-alcoholic deception continued for several rounds. 

Then, things took an ugly turn when the deceit was uncovered. 

Reddit / AITA

The possibly pregnant woman’s drinks were marked as “virgin” — as they should have been — but this note exposed the waitress’ trick. The woman came back and asked about the notation on the receipt and the waitress finally fessed up. She told the woman she assumed that she wanted virgin drinks because she was pregnant. 

After the woman left with a refund, the waitress was verbally reprimanded by her manager and taken off the schedule. The bartender was also forced to take leave while the event was investigated. As her manager explained, the restaurant can be charged with discrimination for a stunt like the one the waitress pulled. 

Obviously, tons of people had a lot to say about this, but overall she was marked “YTA.”

Reddit / AITA

As this comment says, if the waitress was uncomfortable with the situation, she should have just refused service or talked to her manager. It would have avoided the well-meant deceit. 

Basically, these two instances teach us a very valid lesson: when it comes to pregnancy, breast feeding and child rearing, mind your own business.

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9 Essential Items For First-Time Moms

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9 Essential Items For First-Time Moms

With the quarantine baby boom, it’s likely that you’ve got at least one new mama on your Mother’s Day gift list this year! If you’re last minute shopping for the mamas in your life, we’ve got your back! Recently we checked in with the mitú staff about firs time mom essentials and got the best responses that were also pretty obvious.

Check them out below!

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Bibs

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Make your own!

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A Woman Who Didn’t Know She Was Pregnant Gave Birth 30,000 Ft In The Air On A Flight To Hawaii

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A Woman Who Didn’t Know She Was Pregnant Gave Birth 30,000 Ft In The Air On A Flight To Hawaii

Lavinia Mounga definitely didn’t know she was pregnant. If she had, she likely would not have embarked on a flight from Salt Lake City to Honolulu whereupon she would have given birth at 30,000ft.

Mounga was on a flight from Hawaii with her family last week when she started to have contractions.

The incredible in-flight labor was captured in a viral video TikTok video and showed Mounga giving birth mid-way through the six-hour flight.

Fortunately, three neonatal intensive care unit nurses were present on the flight. There was also a physician’s assistant and a family doctor who helped deliver the baby in the plane bathroom.

When the plane landed in Honolulu an emergency medical service crew transported the baby and the new mother to hospital. The baby boy was named Raymond Kaimana Wade Kobe Lavaki Mounga, and is being described as “miracle” by family.

Because he was born premature at just 26 or 27 weeks, Raymond remains in the hospital.

Dale Glenn, a family physician helped the nurses to keep the newborn safe.

“None of the equipment we have was suitable for a premature baby, and this baby was born at 29 weeks instead of the normal 40 weeks, right?” Dr. Glenn explained in an recent interview with KHON2. “So we made baby warmers out of bottles that were microwaved. We used an Apple Watch to measure the heart rate.”

“I don’t know if the public really realizes that actually some women just don’t know they’re pregnant, and especially early in the pregnancy where the baby isn’t very large, and a woman has a history of irregular menstrual cycles,” Dr. Glenn went onto explain. “They are some women who just don’t realize they’re carrying something. So when this patient got on the plane, she honestly did not know she was pregnant.”

About giving birth, Mounga tweeted “Overwhelmed in the best ways.”

A passenger on the flight shared footage of the moment the flight’s cabin found out about the birth mid-flight and burst into applause.

Baby born on flight from Salt Lake City to Honolulu
The couple were completely surprised by their mid-air arrival (Image: Facebook)

Julia Hansen was traveling with her friend on the flight Thursday and was seated next to Mounga’s father who said his daughter had no idea she was pregnant.

Hansen’s TikTok video, which has garnered over one million views, showed a cabin crew manager announcing “As most of you have probably heard, we just had a child birth on the aircraft, let’s have a nice round of applause for the mother. Congratulations.”

The passengers could be seen and heard clapping and cheering for the new mother.

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