According to a new survey, there are going to be some disappointed pregnant moms out there this Sunday, Today wrote in a story about a new study.
Almost 60 percent of first time pregnant women expect to receive a gift on Mother’s Day, but about 60 percent of first-time expectant dads have no clue their significant others’ expect a gift. That is according to a survey of 400 expectant first-time moms and dads that marketing firm Eric Mower + Associates recently released. Half of dads-to-be said they didn’t think their partner expected a gift, and 11 percent responded “I have no idea.”
Today‘s Facebook page’s mom readers offered different perspectives on the issue:
“Since I am now a mother, I do not think pregnant mothers should get to celebrate this day yet as their own,” reader Stacy Ruskuski, a mom of 3, wrote. “You need to wait to actually become a mother to fully appreciate the day. Until that time, celebrate your own mother and let the excitement of the following year build for you!”
There there are those like reader Kristin Miller who says she is like many who think motherhood begins at conception.
“You are a mom when you are pregnant, You are doing ALL the work at that point,” Miller said. “The physical strain in itself deserves something.”
But the moms-to-be didn’t necessarily expect a grand gift but some sort of recognition that they are a mom in the making.
“Moms aren’t looking to be spoiled here, ” Sandy Gingerich, EMA senior partner and New Moms team leader said. “When given a list of Mother’s Day gift options, most said they’d like to receive a card, flowers or “nothing specific, it’s the thought that counts.”
What do you think? Should pregnant women expect presents or some other form of acknowledgment on Mother’s Day?