Note: I've decided to start a new series of blog posts on things that are a Bad Idea during pregnancy. These are things that sounded like a good idea at the time, but that actually turned out to be a very Bad Idea.
It's a Bad Idea during pregnancy to read an article on MSN titled "When a Baby is Destined to Die." It's especially bad to do so while sitting at your desk at work. Normally, I could read an article about babies who are diagnosed in utero with terminal birth defects with no more problem than getting a bit misty-eyed at the end. Today, however, it took me almost half an hour to read the article because tears kept welling up. I had to stop every 30 seconds to wipe my eyes and try to stifle my sobs. The whole time I was scared that someone was going to walk in and catch me blubbering in front of my computer screen. This is not good for one's professional image, let me assure you.
So, moral of the story, I need to learn to be a bit more discriminating in choosing my lunchtime reading. Because reading sad stories about dying babies is a Bad Idea.