(Closed) Do you mind people touching your bump?

posted 7 years ago in Pregnancy
  • poll: My bump is...

    there for anyone who wants to touch it (no asking needed!)

    available for touching but please ask first

    only for family members and extremely close friends

    for my husband and children only

    for no one but me

    Other

  • Post # 62
    Member
    569 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    My bump is only just starting to show…so only a tiny handful of people have tried to touch it. As for me, I only touch a bump if it’s someone I know, who is feeling movement and is excited and wants me to feel it, so they say, “feel here!!!” I’d never just reach out and touch, creepy!

    I’m not sure how I’ll handle the touching…I really only am comfortable with my husband touching it, but if family must partake…fine. But anyone else?  Common, really?

    Post # 63
    Member
    1138 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    Only family and close friends! Luckily, no strangers have even attempted a bump-touch. I think I give off a very “don’t come any closer” vibe, which is exactly what I intend. My biggest “omg wtf” about pregnancy was people’s stories about random bump touches from strangers, but it hasn’t happened (knock on wood).

    Post # 64
    Member
    3941 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    If it’s a stranger, heck no.

    But anyone else can touch without permission, I actually find it really endearing.

    Post # 65
    Member
    1643 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: January 2015

    I’m not TTC, but I wouldn’t want just any ole person touching my stomach.  Just family/friends, and even then I’d want them to ask!

    Post # 66
    Member
    592 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I thought I’d be bothered by people touching my belly (even without asking) but so far it hasn’t.  It’s always someone I know, and I guess knowing that they have the best intentions makes it ok.  I went out with some friends on Friday and hadn’t seen some of them in a while so the belly was a new look.  A lot of them, guys and girls, touched it and it was kinda nice to get that attention.  But I wouldn’t want a complete stranger on a subway platform or something reaching out to touch lol.

    Post # 67
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    428 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

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    @mtnhoney:  +1

    I didn’t mind the last time around.  Everyone I didn’t know as well asked first. It doesn’t bother me, I think people are sweet and caring when they do that.

    Post # 68
    Bee
    979 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2008 - A tiny town just outside of Glacier National Park

    I thought this was going to be an issue, but I’m 25 weeks and so far not one stranger has even asked me when I’m due. I guess this might be because I’m still in the “wouldn’t it be awkward if you weren’t really pregnant and I thought you were” phase of pregnancy. I keep expecting the comments and touches to start any day now. Maybe Seattle is too passive-agressive?

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