(Closed) Did you really just say that to a pregnant lady?

posted 9 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
14492 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I think it was the worst for me when people would randomly try to touch my stomach.  Um, no, just because I am pregnant that is not an invitation for random strangers to touch my belly.   I smacked so many peoples hands away from me and it was always so strange that they looked shocked.  Who does that?

Post # 4
5654 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2011

I can see where you’re feelings are coming from for sure!

I have a hard time eating as much as I need too sometimes, and then others I’m just hungery like constantly.

Like we need ANY kind of remember that we have to and want to eat so much.

Definitely don’t let the ignorance bother ya though. 😉

Post # 5
11163 posts
Sugar Beekeeper

Any nutritionist will tell you pregnant or not it is BETTER to eat smaller more frequent meals (ie: eat all day) than three large meals. I do it all the time and it keeps my metabolism going…it is also how I lost my weight.

So poo on her!

….eats fourth “meal” of the day, my afternoon banana.

Post # 6
3482 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

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@tksjewelry: That’s going to be me. I told DH that when I’m pregnant, anyone stranger who touches my belly without asking forfeits the ownership of their hand.

My pet peeve is people who go, “What’ve you got in there, twins?” You can just see the woman’s face crumple while she tries to laugh it off. You’re talking to someone who’s raging hormonal, achy, tired, and as self-conscious about her growing belly as she is proud of it; what part of that comment do you think is useful to her?

Post # 7
1212 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

Pregnant or not, no one should comment on the amount anyone eats. How tasteless! 

Post # 9
2904 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

@AvantLaLettre:Yeah, I had ramen at lunch a few days ago and a coworker told me I need to eat healthier. UM? I am the HEALTHIEST eater in the office, and I have low salt levels so I eat ramen every 2 weeks or so, just in case. I got really defensive.

I am a lot more sensitive about it all now.


Bummer though. It’s really hard to deal with that junk, especially when everything you were eating was really well balanced and honestly sounds like what I might have eaten pre-pregnancy when I was maintaining my heathy 108 pounds. (I’m really short).

Anyway, screw them. Keep doing what you’re doing! Baby needs it.

Post # 10
2135 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

That is really rude regardless of whether you are pregnant or not! I would have ben pissed!

Post # 11
2114 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

Um Rude.

Post # 12
1088 posts
Bumble bee

I agree with a previous poster, it’s rude to tell someone they’ve been eating all day or a lot regardless of whether you’re pregnant or not.. especially coming from a co-worker. I understand if you’re trying to get a close friend or family member to eat healthier, but I would never say that to someone I’m not close with and even then I”d say it in a nicer way if I was concerned about someone’s health due to their eating habits..

all the stuff you ate sounds pretty healthy to me!!!

Post # 13
1932 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2008

I think any comment about what someone is or isn’t eating, or how often/infrequent is rude whether you’re pregnant or not! 

I had my great aunt tell me I’m looking “chunky” these days. I wanted to cry! Seriously, I am at the heaviest I have ever been in my life and every week that number on the scale is rising – I don’t need to be told I look chunky!! Seriously, doesn’t she remember what it was like to be pregnant?! I want my body back lol

Post # 14
2495 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: January 1991

One of my friends was in the grocery store and a little girl asked her mom if she was pregnant.  Her mom looked at my friend and said, “oh no honey, she’s just fat.”  She was so upset, and was also 39 weeks pregnant!!


Post # 15
707 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

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@linguo42: I have already have at least 5 people ask me if I am sure I “only have one in there”. I know this is only going to get worse because I am only 15 weeks and my belly is pretty bumpalicious

Post # 16
2239 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

@AvantLaLettre: That was definitely rude lol. People are supposed to eat several small meals a day anyway!

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