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Pregnancy

Pregnancy

Date: Nov 28 2008

Themes: Family, Health

Grammar: Present Progressive Tense

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It’s hard to imagine anyone saying to herself, “Hey, I feel like gaining 30 pounds, throwing up all the time, and being bloated for nine months.” And yet, millions of women happily get pregnant, or try to get pregnant, every day.

Most women start to feel the urge to have a baby in their late twenties or early thirties. But pregnancy may not be for everybody. Beren and Amanda have very different feelings about it. Listen to what they think.

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Beren

Beren

Amanda

Amanda

Beren:  All the women I know, their biological clocks are ticking. They’re all early thirties. They want kids!

Amanda:  Yep, that’s the age. All of my friends are pregnant right now.

Beren:  Really?

Amanda:  Yeah with their second and third children.

Beren:  Are you serious?

Amanda:  Yeah. I’ve been pregnant. You know my son, he’s six.

Beren:  Oh yeah. You must have been pregnant at some point. You have a kid.

Amanda:  I would highly recommend it.

Beren:  Well not to me. No. I’ll recommend it to my friends. I don’t want to…

Amanda:  OK, well I was just…

Beren:  I couldn’t deal with morning sickness.

Amanda:  It’s not too bad. And it’s so weird, ‘cause it’s called morning sickness, but it’s so not. It’s morning, noon, night, midnight…

Beren:  Yeah.

Amanda:  Yeah, that queasy, nauseated, bloated feeling.

Beren:  Like a hangover?

Amanda:  Kind of. But then you get to your second trimester and you’re kind of back to your old self, except for the little football belly. It’s pretty good. You have no idea. I think you should just get on that train.

Beren:  I don’t think it’s for me.

Amanda:  Really? OK.

Beren:  Multiple reasons why, but…

Amanda:  To each their own.

 

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Discussion

Often, when a woman reaches her late twenties or early thirties, her body starts telling her that it’s time to have a baby. Beren says that a lot of her friends’ biological clocks are ticking. They want to get pregnant.

Amanda already has one child, and now many of her friends are pregnant for a second or third time. Although Amanda says being pregnant is amazing, Beren isn’t interested. For one thing, she couldn’t stand the morning sickness that most women experience in the first trimester of pregnancy. But she has other reasons, too.

Do you have kids or would you like to one day? Is someone you’re close to pregnant right now?

 

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darnessa

darnessa

Poland

I don’t agree with that because not every woman before 30 years wanna have a baby. Some of them want to study at university for example and they don’t think it’s time for a baby. But children are really sweet. ; )

01:51 PM Jul 22 2010 |

sabina25

Azerbaijan

very guickly i cant understand but very very well

11:49 AM Jun 17 2010 |

abuladi

Turkey

 pregnant  women is better and nicer than the others…

11:44 PM Feb 20 2010 |

IVONNE122

IVONNE122

Colombia

I would like to have a baby one day..but no yet…...i think it isn't the time…!!

09:07 PM Feb 20 2010 |

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IVONNE122

IVONNE122

Colombia

I like to have a baby one day..but no yet…...i think it isn't the time…!!

09:04 PM Feb 20 2010 |

gitzuL

gitzuL

Indonesia

wow,yeah.. i get some new vocabularies and a little bit i can imagine how it would feel to give a birth of a creature that has been living in our body for 9months..!for all soreness moms have been through, it's all paid when the baby's out, give his/her cry for the 1st time to the world..

thank God..its a gift to be a female..

how we have to love our mom..!Smile

05:12 PM Feb 04 2010 |

muslimgirl

Pakistan

lyk d terms nd vocab…hats off !

10:26 AM Dec 30 2009 |

6261041

6261041

Australia

Interesting thought, YES I believe you can, but that part is also the fun part, well okay the getting pregnant (conception) you know the mucking around in bed bit.Sealed

I never want to give that part away, without it its called ADOPTION and although that's not a bad idea it isn't as much fun.

Okay Okay Okay the short answer is YES you can.

07:58 AM Jun 04 2009 |

alshaimaa

Egypt

       pregnancy is the dream of every women in order to get kids that represent the hope in the future as what we couldn,t achieve in our life, our children may achieve it in the future so, we should take part in the progress of the world by ourselves or otherwise by our children

01:17 PM May 23 2009 |

6261041

6261041

Australia

Yes you are right, it does hurt a hell of a lot. The best thing is when you finish the pain and discomfort and that new thing tries to look at you through their eyes and you look down on them its like you are God to them and they are your new angel given to earth to make all the bad good again.

03:33 AM May 14 2009 |

6261041

6261041

Australia

I believe it depends on what you want.

Do you want a job or do you want your children to be your job????? Think about it you are in your late 20s you are not dead. you could adopt later if you liked OR have a baby now! do you have a guy in your life? well sorry you need one for this, the other way is simply no fun and if you are goingto go through that pain you need a little fun first.

Me, I say do what your heart tells you, and not the guy in your life after all it not like a dog where you can just let it looose if you no longer need it, alrhough some parents Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr well okay you think!!!!!!!!!!!

12:33 AM May 14 2009 |

Irishkin

Russian Federation

Now i'm in late 20s. I don't have kids and i'd like to have a baby. But there's  a dilemma: Do I need to study first or have baby?

11:57 PM May 13 2009 |

vincenti

South Korea

It's not a pain it should be a joy.

09:32 AM Mar 27 2009 |

6261041

6261041

Australia

SealedYell{"I wanaa have 100 child men and women"}  I hope not all at once! It's good to think that there are some people out there that believe in the beauty of child birth and repopulating the earth, with their own off-spring.

That said, Hey guys wake up! I am all for the act of love and its consequences but some out there think its a joke, so all I can say ladies, girls what ever, Be AWARE know him and his short-comings and be prepared to take on the responsibility all by yourself. Sealed I'll go away now and shut-up

03:03 AM Mar 04 2009 |

alshami121

Yemen

I wanaa have 100 child men and women

09:51 PM Mar 03 2009 |

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6261041

6261041

Australia

Tongue out Is there really a something to learn here, I don't think so! I have given my point on this several times and hope that someone out there accually hears what I say, BUT alas not before they make BOOBOO as the saying goes. I don't mean getting pregnant is a BOOBOO I am saying the guy saying lose it baby that is the mistake.

03:11 AM Mar 03 2009 |

iman82

iman82

Palestinian Territory, Occupied

i have no kids at present and i hope to get pregnant one day,

 in fact i don`t get marry so far!! loool

all of the women hopes to get mothers its natural instinct, wonderful feeling, no one can be feeling if not experiment.Smile

 

10:40 AM Mar 02 2009 |

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ysusilo

Indonesia

I have 3 kids now. I ve never feel betterm
Having kids is the most precious gift ever. I never regret to have kids.in fact they are the teacher of my lifeM

07:29 AM Dec 29 2008 |

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