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  • Hi there.

  • I'm Ronnie.

  • I've got something to share with you and it's quite personal,

  • but it's just the kind of gal I am.

  • I am infertile, so that means I cannot have children.

  • You're thinking: "Maybe that's a good thing",

  • or you're devastated that there'll be no baby

  • Ronnies running around.

  • Enh, at first I was devastated, but then I came to terms with it and I figured it was

  • for the best.

  • But there's these other things called other people, and they like a lot to

  • ask me questions about it.

  • So this lesson is from me, and I'd also like to put a dedication out to this to Melanie.

  • This is for you.

  • You gave me the inspiration for this video.

  • Love you, girl.

  • So, in a normal life process people are born, they get a boyfriend, they get a girlfriend,

  • they get married, and then-ba, ba, ba, bom-they have a baby.

  • But sometimes you don't get the baby.

  • So, this lesson is entitled: "You Are Not Pregnant."

  • And this is a really big issue with women around the world.

  • Every country has different ways of helping or not helping women, so if you're going through

  • this, there is lots of help available.

  • Stay strong.

  • You can do it.

  • We have a slang term for the word "pregnant", we say "preggers".

  • So, you might hear somebody say: "Oh my god, my best friend is preggers."

  • And you say: "Preggers? Is that a person's name?"

  • They're just meaning pregnant.

  • Okay?

  • We also have slang terms to say: "I have a bun in the oven."

  • Oh, well, that would be delicious.

  • Or: "One in the oven", that means that they are pregnant.

  • But this is for everyone who is not pregnant.

  • So, we're going to start with a very, very common term.

  • Someone might say: "She lost the baby."

  • And you think: "How could she lose a baby?

  • They're...

  • They're going to cry...

  • It was...

  • How can someone lose a baby?

  • They're just... They're babies. How can you lose them?"

  • They don't mean that they physically misplaced the baby.

  • It means there was a problem, and the problems might be that somebody...

  • She, obviously, had a miscarriage.

  • "Having a miscarriage" means that after a few months into your pregnancy the baby doesn't survive.

  • So it could be...

  • We...

  • We normally say in Canada that after three months of knowing that you're pregnant, three

  • months is pretty much a safe time to let people know that you're going to have a baby.

  • But that is no guarantee.

  • Sometimes we'll have a miscarriage after three months, god forbid, but if somebody had a

  • miscarriage it means that the baby wasn't strong enough to survive and the baby died.

  • But it probably wasn't formed yet.

  • Even more traumatizing than this is if the baby came to term, so maybe you went past

  • the three months, four months, five months, six months, seven months, and what happens

  • is you deliver the baby or you have the baby, but the baby's dead.

  • This is called a "still birth".

  • So the still birth means that the baby survives for the nine weeks up until you're going to

  • go into labour and have a baby, but something happens and the baby dies.

  • And this is...

  • I couldn't imagine.

  • Something really heartfelt and tragic.

  • There are reasons why people cannot have a baby.

  • As I said, I am infertile, this means that there is something wrong with my eggs and

  • they're not strong enough to do their magic and their cell reproduction and actually make a baby.

  • So I had to go to what's called a "fertility clinic".

  • Now, "infertile" is an adjective, and in slang you can say: "She's barren" or some people

  • might say: "She's dried up".

  • Now, these terms: "barren" and "dried up", you guys must understand that these are slang

  • and probably not really cool to say to the person who is infertile.

  • If you want to talk to them about it, cool, but it's better to just say they're infertile.

  • "Barren" or "dried up" we would make jokes with.

  • What happens when you go to a fertility clinic is many different things, but the first thing

  • that they do is they put you on fertility drugs.

  • Now, these are pills or some kind of drugs that you can take to help you in whatever

  • your problem is.

  • There could be a problem with your eggs, there could be a problem with the inside of your

  • body.

  • What happens after that if that doesn't work is they will inseminate you, so they will

  • take a sperm and an egg, and they'll put it inside your body and you will grow a beautiful baby.

  • Now, for me, I wasn't having any of this.

  • So I went to a fertility clinic, and they said: "Take these drugs",

  • and I said: "No thank you", so I don't have any baby Ronnies.

  • To the extreme, some people get pregnant and they don't want the baby.

  • Now, millions of people have arguments and wars...

  • Not wars. Arguments and really, really heated debates over this word called "abortion".

  • Now, "abortion" means that the mother chooses or somebody chooses to actually not have the

  • baby, so what they do is they kill the baby.

  • It's the person's choice.

  • So people like to give other people their opinion on what they think the pregnant girl

  • should do with the baby.

  • So, for example, somebody might say:

  • "Abortion is wrong and bad. You should not get an abortion."

  • Or: "You should get an abortion, that's terrible."

  • If you're pregnant, it is your decision.

  • You have to remember that it's your life and you do what you want to do.

  • If you want to have an abortion, have an abortion.

  • If you want to keep it, keep your baby.

  • In slang, you might hear your friends say this who are boys: "She took care of it."

  • So, when they say: "She took care of it", this is slang to mean that she had an abortion.

  • And if you say: "She took care of what?"

  • that's when you realize: "Oh, yeah, okay, she had an abortion."

  • In Canada abortion is legal up until a certain time period.

  • I don't know when it is.

  • Probably, I don't know, three months, two months, I'm not too sure.

  • So once again, it's a really, really, really hot topic, which means people get really upset

  • about it and have really strong views.

  • So my word of advice to you is: Let people do what they want to do.

  • You have an opinion on abortion, I have an opinion on abortion.

  • Keep it to yourself, because you cannot tell other people what to do with their life.

  • On the man's side, sometimes there's a problem with the boy.

  • Hmm, yay.

  • It's not only the girl.

  • Sometimes the guy has a problem.

  • So what happens with a guy is he...

  • He's got or he has...

  • You can say that.

  • He has a low sperm count.

  • Now, "sperm", if you didn't know are...

  • They're not fish.

  • They...

  • Sperm are little things that come out of the boy's penis.

  • Look at me being a sex ed teacher again.

  • So, sperm are what the males produce to have a baby.

  • So the magic of childbirth is the man has the sperm, and through magic of sex the sperm

  • find their way up and they find the woman's egg.

  • Yay.

  • And if the sperm and the egg are strong enough, they will form together and they will make

  • a baby.

  • Magic.

  • But sometimes the sperm are lazy or there's a low sperm count, which means the sperm aren't

  • strong enough to reach the egg, or they reach the egg but they're not strong enough to reproduce.

  • So, in medical terms we say: "He has" or "He's got a low sperm count".

  • Now, as you guys probably know, guys love to joke about their sperm count.

  • Maybe they don't.

  • So we have words like: "He's shooting blanks."

  • Bam-bam.

  • So, if somebody's shooting blanks it means that they have a low sperm count or their

  • sperm can't reproduce.

  • We also say something like: "He's got slow swimmers."

  • So, the sperm, we say that they swim to the egg.

  • Hmm, I guess his sperm are a wee bit lazy, and if they're slow swimmers they die before

  • they get to the egg.

  • If you're dealing with any of these issues or any of these problems,

  • please talk to someone about it, and you're not alone in this.

  • If you have any questions, ask people who know.

  • People will help you.

  • That's all for now.

  • See ya later. I'm Ronnie.

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