This could be an inappropriate post for many. Many righteous beings might find this post blasphemous. Feel free to pass your judgment.
As most of you know, I met my husband when I was 16. After nearly a decade long courtship, we married and had our daughter even before our 1st anniversary. She was preterm but she was 2KG and hence doc said there is no need to keep her in a warmer.
Lo and behold! The couple that was all over the place for so many years had a preterm baby that was not kept inside a warmer. This child is conceived before marriage!
Well, we got married on Nov 28 and had our “premie” on Sep 6. You can calculate for yourself. The human species cannot carry a baby for more than 9 months. So either I should be an elephant or a character in some mega serial to have a longer gestation period. Even after 9 years, the story is doing rounds.
My friends comforted me telling me that even if such a story is going rounds, you married him. So the matter is closed.
THIS IS NOT THE REAL POINT BEHIND MY POST
WHAT IF I CONCEIVED BEFORE MARRIAGE?
WHAT IF I DIDN’T MARRY MY CHILD’S FATHER?
WHAT IF I DON’T MARRY AT ALL?
In an era when sex workers are gaining their due respect, girls who conceive before marriage are judged and loathed.
Kids end up in orphanages. I personally know hospitals that have a tie-up with orphanages to handover these “conceived-before-marriage” kids.
What if these illegitimate kids are born preterm?
When the mother is not ready to claim her child, who will pay for the NICU treatment?
What about their fate?
A whole can of worms will be let out if we ponder more into it.
When will they stop judging an unmarried mother?
When will they shed the sense of entitlement which weighs above humanity?
Above all, when will they learn to wear a condom, for God’s sake?