22nd July 2008 09:27People have my head wrecked lately with their stupid stories. I can understand (to some extent) that people who have gone through difficult labours have a need to share their experience and talk about it, but why do people who have never had children insist on repeating them??? One of DH's friends told me the other night how a friend of her's had an excrutiating 36 hour labour, which set off a round of "you think that's bad, I can tell you a worse one" stories. To be honest the stories themselves don't bother me because what will be will be, and worrying about it now is only wasting this lovely pregnant time, but I can't get over how insensitive and tactless (or is it downright nasty?) people are in telling them. And it's not just the horrifically painful labour experiences that people insist on telling. I can't get over the number of people who have told me stories about stillbirths and birth complications. Ok rant over!!!