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volkswagon and infertility

Nov 17, 2008 - 1 comments










I know that this is not something that most people would think they would see together but I will explain.  I have been sick and in bed for the better part of 2 weeks.  And what do you do when you are sick and in bed?  Watch T.V. and sleep.  Now, because I am a total insomniac I did a lot more watching T.V. than I should have, but this is where I got the connection.  I am sure that by now everyone has seen the volkswagon commercials with Brooke Shields.  In the commercial, which I am sure she is paid nicely for her appearance and has no control over her script but, she claims that many women are getting pregnant just for "German engineering."  I find this very offensive.  Just from personal experience and talking to the many women I have met in both the infertility forum and the miscarraiges forum, it disgusts me that the automobile industry would trivialize the experience of child birth.  Many women suffer extreme emotional pain in the fact that they can not conceive a child and hope desperately for the little flicker of life that has been so shamefully been exploited by these commercials.  Not only do I feel inadequate from the pressure of wanting to conceive a child and the loss of 2 pregnancies these commercials are an added bonus slap in the face for profit.  Undoubtedly they have no research on the negative implications of their ad, and who says that they would ever need it.  But I must say that this current sales gimmick has diverted me from ever owning or wanting to own "a piece of German Engineering."  My heart goes out to other women like me who desperately want nothing more than a baby, and wish that TTC was as easily done as signing the lease paper's from the auto dealer, but until that day comes forth Volkswagon and their disgusting ad campaign can go to hell!

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by lhughes, Nov 17, 2008
Never fear, their "german engineering" is now mostly produced elsewhere.  And I've had a Jetta TDI (diesel) with all it's major touting of good gas, etc.... it's not worth getting pregnant to own one.  And actually I sold ours before I got pregnant because I realized it would be hard pressed to hold all the "stuff" that comes with having a baby.  And it was in the shop more than home, so not reliable for having babies.  I don't particularly like their commercials either, a bit out of line like you said.

fellow insomniac and previously infertile chick, too..... now driving a mini-van (the thing I said I never would drive).

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