Newly pregnant ladies (1st trimester) will it/does it bother you……

posted 2 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 2
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

shanbp:  When I was pregnant with my son, I don’t think anyone touched my tummy- not family, friends or anyone that I can remember.  I guess most of the people I associate with understand personal space.

This time, the only two people who have touched it are my son and my husband– and it’s cute and it’s not over the top– my son has done it a couple times and my husband touches me just like he did before I was pregnant.

 

I honestly don’t think most people are just going to reach out and touch you– I think people think it will happen a lot– or if you’re SUPER close to a particular group of people they might think it’s OK?  Not sure.

I have also never touched anyone’s pregnant belly- ever.

Post # 3
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Blushing bee

I don’t think people will be grabbin at you. I would sock someone if they reached for my belly. I’m currently rockin’ 8 wks of bloat that only I will be rubbing, thank-you-very-much. 

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I get grabbed a lot, honestly I’m only 20 weeks and I’ve had heaps of work people grab my belly already and neighbours too lol. It used to worry me but when I got my bump I was super proud of it lol they can pat my belly all they want haha if you don’t like it though just ask them to stop. Your body your rules 🙂

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

shanbp:  I was shocked at how many ppl were rubbing/grabbing at a friend of mine’s belly during her baby shower. Every time she walked by someone would put out their hand & rub her belly. I would have flipped!!! I would either tell them you aren’t feeling well or that you get weirded out when ppl touch your belly. 

Post # 7
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Sugar bee

I live in a city where the stomach and belly rubbing was common place. Many people were surprised when I basically pushed peoples hands away when they tried to rub my belly. I like my personal space and to me it was very invasive and rude to not ask. Only my husband touched my stomach when I was pregnant. I dealt with that my entire pregnancy but that’s just me. 

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I’ve only had it happen once, and my automatic reaction was to stagger backward away from the person. Hasn’t happened since!

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2008 - A tiny town just outside of Glacier National Park

My rule was if we have never hugged or had an intimate/personal conversation, no touchy without asking. Anyone who touched me w/o asking was going to get a touch back on their stomach. But all told, only once did someone who fell into that category touch my belly and I gave him a pass because he was a retired OB.

Post # 10
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

Isn’t it against the law to touch a pregnant woman’s stomach?  At least in PA…I think.  If anyone touches me when I am pregnant ugh…I don’t know how I’m going to handle it without being a jerk.  Who feels they have the right to touch another person without asking???  I’ve never felt the urge to grope a woman’s pregnant belly…

Post # 11
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry

I’m 6 months, and just a handful of people have touched my belly- DH, Mom, Step-Mom, MIL (who asked first), a friend who asked first,  two co-workers (one asked first, and the other is a new grandmother), and another pregnant friend. All people whom I hug, so it hasn’t been a problem. I do like the idea if a stranger touched my bump to touch their belly back- bet that would be the last time they do that to a pregnant woman!

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I had a friend who didn’t like random people touching her belly and when they did, shed would just start touching/rubbing their belly back.  Message was usually received very quickly!

Post # 13
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Busy bee

I don’t know why I did it, but a while ago I reached out and touched my friend’s belly. I did it without even thinking. It still crosses my mind every so often “why the f did I do that?”. I felt like a twat. 

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

shanbp:  I’m only 16 weeks and have already had lots of people grab my belly, and yes it does bother me! I’ve decided next time it happens I’m going to grab their boobs. 

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