I posted something on Provena Health's Facebook page, and a few hours later, I got this response:
Provena Health wrote: "Dear "Snarky" Thank you for your interest in our Maybe a Baby after 30 class. We were pleased to offer this class to our community and received wonderful feedback from the couples who attended. As a faith-based, mission-driven ministry, our goal is never to frighten or to "make money" as our payor mix would show. Rather, our purpose is to educate and be a part of the wonderful blessing of bringing healthy babies into the world - which we do over 2,000 times a year. All classes are developed based on credible research. Fact is, fertility does indeed start to decline in one's late 20's. http://www.facebook.com/l/9a633/bit.ly/hiFVCh This class was about optimizing health, and preparing emotionally for a baby and how this blessed addition may affect a longer term marriage, a more established career, older grandparents who may require care, etc. It was fun. It was uplifting and it was our pleasure to host it."
And then deleted it, so no one else could read it. But then, mysteriously brought it back 20 minutes later. It's not a matter of technology delaying here, folks. I have two separate notifications in my email for the same passage. One at 9:49 p.m., and one at 10:12 p.m.
Why make this my albatross? Because it's one thing to offer "information," to women seeking it. It's quite another to buy a marketing list and spend money to find potential patients.
Here was my response to them:
UPDATED to add: Heather says she never got my email. I have a hard time believing that. She also said it was because I never sent it. Yes, Heather, I am delusional as well as ovarianly elderly.
And can someone else find the condescension in Provena's post at the end of it? I'm too tired to deal with it tonight. I'm 32. My parents are 58 and 64. Somehow, I don't think I'll be juggling their care anytime soon, with or without a baby.