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Just wondering If I am the only one that can’t get over the fact that Sarah Palin went back to work 3 or 4 days after having her last two children, especially after her baby born with Down Syndrome? It doesn’t matter what political party you are in—just wondering if other moms and women have thoughts on this as well.


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      Yana Berlin wrote Sep 18, 2008
    • I gave birth on Tuesday C-section and clocked in 10 hours next Monday.

      Second time around I was lucky to deliver naturally, again on Tuesday, but was back to work on Friday.

      Looking back now I know it’s crazy, but when you are young you do stupid things.


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      Katgab717 wrote Sep 29, 2008
    • Okay, the key word here is young.  Sarah Palin is no spring chicken.  Her baby is an infant after all.  To me the fact that he has down syndrome does make me question it a bit.  I have a friend with a down child.  When he was first born, there was so much extra care needed for him.  I would imagine a mommy would want to be there for all that extra stuff.  I can understand having to get back to work for necessity, but I don’t think it’s a good idea to leave your baby so soon.  Our lives are so rushed all the time, we need to savor those precious moments... one of them being the first few weeks of getting to know your newborn.

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      Angela Weaver Michael wrote Jan 19, 2009
    • Hello,

      I do not find anything strange about Sarah Palin going back to work within a few days of giving birth to her son Trig.  I am a Mother of 5 children ages 26-19. My last child, Matthew, was born Jan 1990 with Down Syndrome. I did not know that my son had Down Syndrome until the next morning after delivery.  Everything during my pregnancy, as well as my delivery, went very smoothly. I went home after giving birth to my son, just as I did my other children.  Nothing any different.  

      Just because a child is born with Down Syndrome, it does not change anything. As for me, he was still a new baby and I was still a mother that had just given birth.  The care is not any different than that of a so called “normal” child.  Many women do go back to work soon after giving birth.  

      Does it make a difference to people because her son has Down Syndrome?  If he did not have Downs would people be questioning her judgement of returning to work?  Most likely not.  

      We do not know what she was dealing with at home or at work, and it is not up to any of us to judge how people choose to live their lives. Lest we be judged with that same judgement.


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