Would you go this far for your husband or significant other, if you could?

@shywolf (4529)
United States
January 23, 2007 6:54pm CST
From a news story I was reading, it appears that a woman in Chicago loves her husband so much that she was willing to induce labor and have her child a few days early just to insure that her husband could attend Sunday's NFC Championship Showdown and see his favorite team play. What is the biggest sacrifice that you've ever made for a loved one? Would you go as far as the woman in this story did? You can read the full news story here: http://www.davesdaily.com/out.php?id=23833&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.wftv.com%2Ffamily%2F10807124%2Fdetail.html
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• United States
24 Jan 07
she loves her husband so much that she don't wanna lose him. But what would he do if she lost her baby?
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@brokentia (10397)
• United States
24 Jan 07
You know. I guess I don't love my partner enough because I would not induce my labor for him to runaway to a game. Sorry. But I wouldn't. If he wanted to go to the game, fine. But he better hope that if he wants to be there for the baby's birth, that I do not go into labor. Because I just would not want to induce my labor and have him grow up and be told that is what I did and why. I understand that the doctor told her that she could induce because he was cooked enough. But personally, I always liked the element of surprise when the baby was ready to come out. LOL
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@rsmith512 (1563)
• United States
28 Jan 07
I totally agree with you!! If I had a partner and was going to have a baby, I would not induce labor just so he could go to a game. If HE really loved her, HE would have let the baby cook some more and let the baby come as a surprise. Not just because HE wanted to see the game! WOW. Great Response Brokentia!! :D
• United States
24 Jan 07
I would that way I wouldn't miss the game! I'm big into sports and if it were the right teams playing, I wouldn't have a problem inducing labor as long as everything with the baby was alright.
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• India
24 Jan 07
i will rather miss the game instead of going to play the game
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• United States
24 Jan 07
Wow that it something but I don't think I would do it. I think my husband would want to miss the game in order to see his child be born and besides he could always tape the game. But I have heard of women doing thing like this before. But I don't think it has ever been for a football game.
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• India
24 Jan 07
well I think that lady was crazy and her husband was even more crazy. why i say this is because they were ready ti risk their unborn child's life for a match which had nothing to do with both of them. talkin of sacrifices .....I came across a true life incident where in a son in hid mid-twenties donated not only his kidney but also his bright soccer future because he was in urgent need of mmoney. he wanted this money to pay off his father's debt and get his younger sister married. if he wouldnt have been able to arrange for the money her life would definitely have been ruined. so this is a story where that young man sacrificed not only phsically but also his aspirations. Wow can you do it for your loved one???
• United States
24 Jan 07
Wow, I had to read the story because I just couldn't believe it. No way! Imagine how that child is going to feel growing up knowing his father's love of football was more important than his birth! Talk about your inferiority complex! GO BEARS!!!!!!
• United States
24 Jan 07
oops, should add the GO Bears was me being sarcastic!
@rosie_123 (6118)
24 Jan 07
LOL - well - I guess the answer is "No". I love my man and would do a lot for him - but that seems just ridiculous to me! There are sports events and matches all the time - year in year out - that child wil only been born once - so how about him missing one match to be with her when she gives birth to his child? Does he love her enough to do that or is it just a one-way street?
@patgalca (13679)
• Orangeville, Ontario
28 Jan 07
I'm guessing they didn't get married during football season either.
@clod0327 (817)
• Philippines
24 Jan 07
I would never do that. I would never sacrfice my kid's life just to give in to the whims of my husband. And besides, if my husband asks me to do that, then he never is really deserving to be a father. A responsible father would never ask her wife t do that.
@greengal (4288)
• United States
24 Jan 07
Exactly..how sick of the dad to even agree to that!!
@lecanis (16739)
• Murfreesboro, Tennessee
24 Jan 07
My husband and I read this story, and we were horrified. I realize the woman meant it as a nice gesture for her husband, but I just can't understand it. What kind of parent (of either gender) is so concerned with anything other than the birth of their child so close to time for it? It frustrates me that she would assume that the father would even want to go to a sporting event so soon after the child's birth, even if she had it early so it wouldn't be on the same day. I have a coworker whose husband went on a hunting trip when their child was a month old. Now, I realize that fathers aren't expected to be as involved with children as mothers are, traditionally. I also believe that tradition is ridiculous, and cheats fathers out of something wonderful. Having children isn't for everyone, but if you're going to do it, then be involved with your kids!! I'm not saying parents should never go anywhere or do anything other than thinking about their children, but that early in a child's life? When you're just starting to get to know the child that you brought into the world? I just can't imagine it!
• United States
24 Jan 07
I was going to type up a reponse, but it appears you've said everything I was going to. As a caring act, I kinda understand where she was coming from. However, I find it very disrespectful (and almost unhealthy) for their child. That is definitely not where your priorities should be.
• United States
15 Jul 07
This is going to sound terrible but.. She did not do it so he could attend the game. I think she did it because she knew that knucklehead would have gone anyway and he may not have been present for the birth. Why wouldn't he have said "honey do not worry -no game is as important as the birth of our child .. don't take risks to induce if the baby will come naturally on its own". Am I too cynical?
@mkirby624 (1599)
• United States
14 Jul 07
I love my husband just as much as anyone else. However, the important matter here is that my husband loves me more than anything or anyone else in the world. Therefore he would never ask or insinuate that he would like we to have our child on a day more convenient to him. He would never put something else above the birth of our child.
@Debs_place (10551)
• United States
29 Jan 07
You know she sounds like she cares, but hubby sounds pretty darn selfish to expect Mom and baby to live around the NFL. I don't care if it is a championship game. If it is more important thent he birth of his child, what will the man be doing the rest of the kids life during football season- get out of the way kid you bother me!?! I wonder if there is actually a doctor who would go along with the plan or reason, I certainly hope not. Nature has the baby delivered at a certain time and football is not in the plan - a healthy baby is. BTW - I, too, was married to a sports fanatic - notice the operative word - WAS!
@rsmith512 (1563)
• United States
28 Jan 07
I wouldn't call that True Love like others would, I would call that dumb. She didn't have to do that for him...and I understand that, but why would someone do that just because of a game that their husbands wanted to see? I just find that really dumb! :P Let the baby cook longer, and if the husband really cared and loved her, he would be there for that element of surprise!! :D
@ESKARENA1 (18304)
28 Jan 07
this is scary, i would never put the health of my child at risk in such a way and think someone who does is commiting a criminal act and should, in my opinion, be arrested good story blessed be
• United States
28 Jan 07
I've done crazy things for love like leaving my life in the US even if my entire family is there. But I would never endanger anyone's life for love.
• United States
28 Jan 07
NO! i would never induce labor because of a man's wishes. When i was pregnant, it was hard, i'd have a few terrifying health concerns here and there, (i even blacked out at a store while shopping - all while i had been telling my ex that i was carrying his baby and to show some respect) well it turns out that he wanted to be with me the last few weeks of my pregnancy. i was then supporting myself AND him and he was telling me to hurry up! what a b*&@!%d right!? all while he thought it was "gross" to feel the baby moving inside me. its a good thing i dont take his calls no more - nor do i respond to his parents requests... HA!
@patgalca (13679)
• Orangeville, Ontario
28 Jan 07
Thankfully my husband is not a football fan. His sport is golf and because he works shift work, he has to live with what he can and can't see. I also don't believe he would put any game (playing or watching) over being with me when I had my baby. He was there when my first one was born and at that time we were just friends and he didn't even know if the baby was his or not. My guy has a heart, and it's for his family.
• United States
26 Jan 07
I wouldn't risk the health of our child for a game. Never. But, there are things I would do. For instance, if it weren't a risk to the child, I would induce to make sure my husband could be there for the birth. My fiance is a US Marine, so that is something I would do. A Marine's wife is a life of sacrifice and joy. But, if he can't be there because he's fighting for our freedom, then I will be strong here without him. We are strong and proud, and we will do anything for our husbands :) We are Marine Wives!
• United States
25 Jan 07
yea i think i would do that because by that time you're ready for that baby to come out. so what's a few days. and if it were really important to him such as his favorite team then i think i would do it. i've not done anything major like that for a loved one. guess it's because i'm only 18 and haven't had a chance to yet.
• United States
25 Jan 07
Mabie i would, i mean you never know it could have been in the interest of the wife too. It's a big load off your shoulders to choose when you go into labor -vs- waiting till your water breaks.