A surprising number of Americans are unwilling to compromise on basic public health measures, like wearing a mask in public. I guess after restaurants demanded they wear shirts and shoes, they drew a line in the sand. Plus, Donald Trump and his cronies politicized wearing masks as something only the libs would do, so now people think their right to spread coronavirus is a constitutional right.
Some people refuse to wear the mask out of sheer stubbornness, but some claim it is making it difficult for them to breathe. Nurses and doctors have tried very hard to explain that your oxygen levels will remain essentially the same while wearing a mask, even if it doesn’t smell very good in there. Brush your teeth and suck it up.
Because you know who is sucking it up for the safety of their friends and family? Moms. Moms who need to give birth in a hospital during a pandemic are required to do it while wearing masks and labor is well-named. Having a child involves a lot of stress, exertion, heavy breathing, pain, and many hours of intense focus and activity.
And all the moms below tweeted about their experience of bringing life into the world while wearing a mask. Why is going to the grocery store with a mask on harder than what they’re doing? If your experience at Walmart is anything like having a baby, there’s something seriously wrong. Put your mask on, relax, and be glad you’re not about to be in labor for 36 hours.
Get some perspective:
My sister just gave birth while wearing a mask. If she can wear a mask during labor and while pushing a baby out of her body, you can wear one in the damn supermarket. #WearADamnMask #WearAMask #MaskUp #WearAMaskSaveALife
— Jen (@TheJenAgain) June 25, 2020
I went through labor and giving birth while wearing a dust mask, yet there are grown men in this country who can’t deal with being asked to tie a rag around their face to go to the supermarket? I’ll never think of myself as a weakling again…
— Julia Kite-Laidlaw (@juliakite) June 25, 2020
On Saturday, I gave birth to my son while wearing a face mask the entire time.
So I think you all can manage being asked to wear one to go grocery shopping. pic.twitter.com/6HesitVYxr
— raven (@femmemystique_) May 20, 2020
— Sheena Gupta, MD, MBA (@sheenagupta) July 12, 2020
I need a shirt that says “I gave birth wearing a mask. Where is yours?” for anytime I enter a store in #Florida.
— Shazma Palliagath (@ShazmaPA) June 26, 2020
If I can wear a mask through 38 hours of labor, a c-section, and recovery . . . You can do it for an hour while running to the grocery store and/or other errands. #WearADamnMask
— Jai Kershner (@jaikershner) June 26, 2020
One of my friends here is due to give birth in the coming weeks & I just found out she will be required to WEAR A MASK while in labor. If she’s expected to do it while pushing a full-grown baby out of her vagina, the rest of Arizona can get with the damn program.
— Nishta Mehra (@nishtajmehra) July 1, 2020
I laboured for 33hrs and gave birth wearing a mask, I’m going to slap the next person who complains about having to wear one.
— Kirsten Theriault (@kirst_theriault) June 22, 2020