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Woman Faces Backlash For Saying ‘Save Me, Not My Baby During Labour’

Woman Faces Backlash For Saying ‘Save Me, Not My Baby During Labour’


A mum says she never expected the hateful comments she received after saying she’d want to be the one saved during a medical emergency rather than her baby. Do you agree with her?

Shelbie Martin’s TikTok video may have been short, but it certainly stirred up a lot of commentary from the online community. The clip is captioned with:

“If during birth you have to choose to save me or the baby, save me. I have babies at home that need me. And my husband agrees.”


@shelbielenora & my husband agrees #momsoftiktok #saveme #witch ♬ original sound – Kenzie K🫧

A bunch of people said there is no way you wouldn’t save your baby first.

“If you’re not willing to protect the baby inside of you, then the ones at home are better off without you,” one person said.

“Wow, you always save the baby. They have their dad,” another added.

While one added: “Before I had kids, I’d say save the baby. I have two kids now … they need me.”

“I don’t have kids, but if this happens, SAVE ME, I can make another baby but nobody can replace me,” wrote another.

One commenter was quite clear with her opinion, saying: “How is this even an unpopular opinion? Always save the mother!”

While for some mothers, it stirred up a lot if feelings about their own loss.

“I had a stillborn, I hemorrhaged after I gave birth. I remember begging the nurse to save my life in theatre for my children at home,” one person said.

Another added: “I’m so sorry you went through that and I’m proud of you for the decision you made in that moment for your babies at home.”

While one mum added her own pain with this comment: “People say this, but losing a baby and then living after it is the hardest ever … saying it like it’s nothing. I’d rather die than go thru that again.”

Where do you stand on this debate?



Images: Tiktok

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Chrystal Lovevintage

Chrystal Lovevintage

Chrystal is a writer and blogger who loves nothing more than watching back to back episodes of crime shows. Should she ever find herself needing to cover up a crime, she'll know exactly what to do! Her dream is to one day live in Palm Springs where she can do her writing poolside while drinking endless gin and tonics. Mum to the cutest twin boys in the world, she loves nothing more than the sound of their laughter (usually heard when they're conspiring against her). Entertainment writer and pop culture junkie, she will be bringing you all the celebrity gossip and news that your brain can handle. You can follow her blog at and on Instagram at Chrystalovevintage

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