(Closed) Has anyone tried to touch your belly?

posted 8 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

i wont know what to tell you because when i was pregnant i got strange people touching my belly…

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

but i love the shirt

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2012

That would bother me too. Maybe just keep your posture kind of defensive, and if someone asks politely say, “I’m sorry, I’m not feeling up to it today.” 

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2007 - Rosary Chapel & Monterey Marriott, Monterey, CA

Thank goodness no one has! I think it’s because I’m so tall that I’m naturally a bit intimidating… or that my baby bump isn’t exactly super adorable? ๐Ÿ˜‰  I find it odd enough when people engage in random pregnancy coversations w/me out at a store, but if they reached out for my tummy I’d just be totally weirded out.

Post # 7
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2009

It’s awful!  But now I just reach out and rub their belly right back… Always stops them in their tracks ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

My sister and I were just talking about this. She’s pregnant and I’ve noticed quite a few people have rubbed her belly lately without even asking, mainly family, but STILL. I felt so bad for her. She’s so sweet and nice and didn’t even flinch when they did it, while I was boiling inside and wanted to tell them that they were invading her personal space!I brought it up at dinner that I felt so bad  for her when “so and so” touched her belly at the store and “so and so” touched her belly at the post office and she said, “They did? I didn’t even notice” I would totally notice and it would definitely bother me. I’d SO wear that shirt ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

LOL @Mrs. DG! You invade my bubble, I’ll invade yours ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 10
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@Mrs. DG: LMAO!  That’s the best idea I’ve heard in a while!

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

I didn’t mind when my family did it.. too much.  I’m a personal space kind of girl but it was just one of the pregnancy honor badges that we all have to earn.. lol.

However, NOT cool when it’s a stranger.  I only had one stranger touch my belly and I was awe struck.  I didn’t say anything (she was an aquantance of dh and I didn’t want to be rude) but I was super annoyed!  Like Lemon I’m a tall girl and I was pretty crabby when preggo so maybe everyone was just scared of me… lol. 

I’ve heard a lot of people do the “touch back” technique like DG suggested.  Great idea!  Unfortuneately, it’s not going to prevent future stranger touches.  The shirt is super cute though.

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

The only people I really have no problem with are my husband and older ladies, and the older lady was a friend of my mom’s and she did it before I could do anything about it.

I do have a problem with people just grabbing me though, like my father did. He literally did this while we were walking out of a restaurant and that was not okay. He was the only person who did this too; everyone else has at least asked or just didn’t attempt to at all. My own mom hasn’t even touched, because I asked her not to.

I really only get the occasional question about when I’m due or what the gender is, but that’s the extent of it.

Post # 13
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

lol @ Mrs. DG! I love that shirt! I want it when I get pregnant! lol.

I got really mad once, because when my step mom was pregant with my brother some girl walked up and started shaking her belly and yelling, “wake the baby!” I was like, “dude, wtf? leave my step mom and brother alone!”

ETA: I should probably say I was 18 when my step mom was preggo so I don’t sound like a potty mouth kid! lol.

Post # 14
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2009

The first woman I did that too looked really startled when I did that.  She couldn’t really be mad because she had just done the same thing to me.  Now she doesn’t touch but every time she sees me she offers me her belly.  I liked the reaction and kept doing it to others!

Post # 15
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2010

Oh wow! I have never even thought about touching a pregnant woman’s belly, not even my own sisters! What a weird invasion of privacy.. I would only do it if I was gay and my wife was pregnant or if my sister was my surrogate or something. Otherwise, not my baby = not okay to touch the belly!

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

not entirely the same but my fsil and her husband mention that strangers often ask to hold their baby! They are always like um, no and aparently people get really pissy about it. Why do people think they can get away with this crap? I would never touch someone’s belly stranger or friend or ask to hold their child if I didn’t know them.

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