(Closed) First Belly Grab

posted 5 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 16
6431 posts
Bee Keeper

howtobeawife:  Probably a stranger and like a a dummy I just let it happen, the second time I actually hit her hand.  (another stranger).  My Mother-In-Law did it once and I told her off, I guess I felt like I had more power to do so to someone I knew.

Post # 17
355 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2015

adnama:  I feel the same way!  Never felt the need to touch someone else’s stomach. So freaking weird.

Post # 18
567 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

howtobeawife:  I am 7.5 months pregnant and I have never had a stranger touch my belly.

Post # 19
927 posts
Busy bee

First person to touch my belly (other than DH) was my brother last weekend at 8 weeks. Took me very off guard, and I was a bit weirded out. I think I’ll be more okay with it when it’s a big baby belly, right now it feels the same as it would if I weren’t pregnant. 

Post # 21
1039 posts
Bumble bee

howtobeawife:  This han’t happened to me but I’m also not showing yet..I might need to buy this just in case someone tries to

Post # 22
9679 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

My first caught me totally off guard at around 20 weeks. It was my mom’s otherwise very normal friend. She even got a bit of boob in there because she reached around while I was sitting on a bar-height chair at a counter…so awkward. Her ~25 year old son was like “Mom, why are you touching her! Stop!” lol

Darling Husband straight up told his mom I didn’t want any belly rubbing, lol.

Post # 22
1556 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

howtobeawife:  I had a few friends do a belly grab early in my pregnancy, around when I was announcing it.

I gave them the raised eyebrow look and told them that they were just patting my intestines since my uterus wasn’t even above my pelvic bone, yet. They usually said that they didn’t feel comfortable feeling that low on my abdomen, and I let them know that it was just as weird for me to have them feel my intestines.

Now that I’m 7 months along and the baby is moving and my belly is fully baby, I don’t mind as much, just as long as they ask, and if the baby is moving, I will let them know so they can feel. 

No strangers have come up to me copping a feel, thankfully.

Post # 24
3571 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I’m pretty sure my mom has been doing it since I told her at 7w.. there was nothing there, like you said she was rubbing cheeseburgers, not a baby lol It doesn’t bother me if she wants to, or other close family/friends.. but I’m not down with strangers groping me.

Post # 25
1953 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I’m almost 21 weeks and started showing a small bump at about 17 weeks. My coworkers have been the only ones to touch my belly so far. I don’t mind because I know it’s out of love and them being excited for me. It’s usually just a pat or a quick rub. If it was a stranger, Id probably smack their hand away! 

i really don’t understand how people feel ok doing that. Never in my life have I thought it was acceptable to touch another persons body without their permission… Pregnant or not!

Post # 26
571 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I have had plenty of belly rubs to date.  Most people ask but others, females that I know, don’t always.  It honestly doesn’t bother me though.  It is coming from a good place and people seem to be fascinated by how babies grow.

I haven’t had any strangers do it yet, so that might be a different story. 

Post # 27
132 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Ugh this is something I’m dreading. I *hate* being touched by strangers at the best of times, so I know I will not handle it well if some random person touches me. As for friends and family, I’m still not dying for them to do it, but at least it will feel less creepy. I’m 13 weeks right now, and I’ve been enjoying the fact that aside from our parents and our best friends, no one knows.

Post # 28
2968 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

Not pregnant but I don’t understand why people feel the need to molest pregnant women! Personally I feel really awkward when my friends who are 20 weeks and up ask me if I want to. Just because you’re growing a new person doesn’t mean I need to pet your belly like you’re a dog. 

I was trying to describe why one of my coworkers made me uncomfortable and my explanation went something like ‘He sucks at social interaction, he’s the kind of guy who would touch a strangers pregnant belly without asking’ 

I won’t be pregnant for a year or more and I already have anxiety about this!

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