(Closed) How Do You Feel About Tummy Rubbers?

posted 6 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I’m not pregnant OR TTC, but I’ve seen people on the metro trains do this to pregnant women (complete strangers), and I want to say something to the tummy rubbers!  Heaven help whoever tries to do that to me… I am not okay with anyone touching my stomach without permission, baby or no baby! 

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2010

I think it’s completely unnecessary and very annoying. I especially love when AS THEY ARE RUBBING my belly they’re like “I hope this doesn’t bother you”. I just smile and say: ‘well it did at first but I am used to all of it by now”. I mean…I am now unfortunately. 

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Never been pregnant, but I cannot imagine that I will take this well if I have kids someday. It creeps me out! (besides the husband/ very close friends and family)

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I’m only 5 weeks so no one wants to touch my belly, but when the time comes I will be one of those who backs away from incoming hand rubbers and say no thank you. I don’t event like being hugged by anyone but Darling Husband, like hell I’m going to let people start touching my belly.

Post # 8
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 1999

This hasn’t happened too many times in my 3 pregnancies, but it happened this weekend (DH’s stepmom just couldn’t keep her hands to herself). I drives me nuts. It really gets the point across how rude it is when you rub their tummy back.  Ok I didn’t do this but I really wanted to.

Post # 9
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340 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Is it bad that I opened this thread thinking about this would be about stomach..condoms.. wth is wrong with my mind!! 🙂

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I’m going to be that person who touches the stomach of the person who tries to touch mine. Or slaps the hand touching me.  Hands off unless you are given permission.

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I’m 17w and freaed out at the thought of strangers touching me. In fact, I don’t really need anyone rubbing my belly.  Lol

Post # 12
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

32 weeks and have yet to have a random person touch my stomach! Darling Husband, my mom, my best friend (baby’s godmother), and maybe my grandmother, are the only ones who have attempted to touch my stomach or talk to the baby.

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Still early on, so I haven’t had it (16 weeks, just starting to ‘show’), but I do know I won’t take it well. Just Darling Husband putting his hand on my stomach makes me jump at times, so anyone else is going to make me freak. We are going to visit his family this weekend.. I’m really hoping they don’t just do it as I find even family doing it without asking extremely offensive and they will likely find that out real quick if they do try.

 

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I would snap!!! If it was a family member, or close friend I probley wouldnt mind. But a stranger! Hell no! While in line at a check out, I saw someone just reach out and touch a pregnant womans stomach (she was probley 8 months) and the woman lost it! She goes “WHO THE HECK ARE YOU!! DO NOT TOUCH ME!!!”. The woman who did was super embarrassed and moved, but everyone around the pregnant woman told her good for you, and someone even said she should press charges..lol. She apologised to everyone, but everyone told her she was in the right.

Post # 15
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

I plan to use the Demetri Martin defense… and yell “I HAVE DIARRHEA!” if someone approaches me. 

MrDane sometimes hugs my tummy, but I have to remind him that I’m only 9 weeks, and that’s not a baby he’s hugging, it’s all the carbs I’ve been eating!  My sensitive tummy has only been happy with pasta & potatoes lately!

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