What are your favorite and disliked terms for pregnant?

posted 2 years ago in Pregnancy
  • poll: What are your favorite and disliked terms for pregnant?
    Favorite - Pregnant : (18 votes)
    13 %
    Favorite - Preggers/z : (5 votes)
    4 %
    Favorite - Preggo : (4 votes)
    3 %
    Favorite - Knocked up : (6 votes)
    4 %
    Most disliked - Pregnant : (0 votes)
    Most disliked - Preggers/z : (44 votes)
    32 %
    Most disliked - Preggo : (19 votes)
    14 %
    Most disliked - Knocked up : (35 votes)
    26 %
    OTHER - LISTED BELOW IN COMMENTS : (5 votes)
    4 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    830 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: January 2013

    I actually, in real life, know people who refer to childbirth as ‘calving’. I have never wanted to throat punch anyone as much as I do when I hear that. I have heard both women and men say it. It disgusts me. I realise that’s not EXACTLY what you asked, but its closely related – and I had to get that off my chest!

    Post # 4
    Hostess
    24457 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2009

    I think the poll is a lost cause.  If you want to open a new thread with a correct poll, just flag this thread and I can close it for you.

    priyawouldntwannabeya:  Oh man, I would hate that as well!

    I’m not pregnant but I don’t really like any of the cutesy names (Preggo, preggerz, etc).

    Post # 6
    Member
    2455 posts
    Buzzing bee

    CocoLoco523:  I like preggers, but my favorite is “in the family way” because it’s hilarious-sounding even though it was used for discretion back when it wasn’t appropriate to be pregnant young or unmarried. It just sounds funny.

    Knocked up sounds awful, also “in trouble” (from the older generation). Those both sound (likely on purpose) like accidents or mistakes. I don’t like it.

    “With child” for some reason sounds like you have an illness lol

    Post # 10
    Member
    610 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2015

    I don’t know about “bun in the oven” but I do like “expecting”, although it does make me think of this cartoon:

    Post # 11
    Member
    348 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    LMAO, I hope to be pregnant in the near future, and when I am, I could totally see myself responding to the question of “Are you expecting a baby?” with “No, a velociraptor” — with a totally straight face. In fact, that just jumped high on the list of “things to look forward to”.

    Post # 12
    Member
    1499 posts
    Bumble bee

    Haha I love the velociraptor joke! I say “preggo” and “preggers” I think it’s cute and don’t see the problem.

    Post # 13
    Member
    1458 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    Haha I like how this thread is directly underneath another one that “might be preggerz.” 

     

    It it was already bad without the z. Why not just “pregnant!?”

    Post # 14
    Member
    1158 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    I think as an adult, just plain old “pregnant” is my terminology of choice.

    I will say that after watching the Tudors I got on the “with child” bandwagon.

    Post # 15
    Member
    746 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    For some reason cutesy phrases for pregnant weird me out. Preggo..Preggers…knocked up…it legitimately grosses me out lol I have no idea why.

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