24 Ways Our Working Mothers Had It Easier Than We Do

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Pregnant mamas received far fewer screening tests than we do

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A lot of the gestational screening tests we moms receive during pregnancy weren’t yet invented when our moms were having their families. These screens include testing for sickle cell, autism, and Tay-Sachs. Moms were poked and prodded less and knew of fewer possible health conditions their children could suffer from. Pregnancy itself was treated as a condition, but those health complications that could come after weren’t given the same amount of treatment (or stressful worrying) that we mothers experience today. While we’re lucky we can prepare and allow for early interventions, our mothers had it easier in the doctor’s office.

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