After calling every insurance company I could find and sadly discovering that no one will insure a pregnant woman who is within nine weeks of her due date, I cancelled my BlogHer registration yesterday.
I had a good little sob about it. I have been so excited about it for so long and it’s such a disappointment to have to say, once again, “Maybe next year?” Makes me feel like a chubby girl trying out for the cheer-leading squad.
I am thankful that I found out about the insurance exclusion now and not in June as a last-minute thing when I’m already planning my wardrobe for the conference. I’m pretty sure I would have been even more crushed then.
Still, all I have to say is “BOO!”
I think I should file a class action lawsuit against every insurance company since they are so discriminative. They should look at a woman’s pregnancy history and see that this woman, in her previous pregnancy, was overdue and had a 40 hours labour. Chances are I’m not going to give birth at 34 weeks, and even if I did go into labour I’d have enough time to walk back to Canada before the baby began crowning.