(Closed) Keep getting asked if I'm pregnant

posted 4 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 2
7437 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2013

Ughhhh! What is wrong with people?! That’s so rude and awkward. I’d probably say something to make them feel bad like “I’m not pregnant, but thanks for making me feel fat!”

Post # 3
62 posts
Worker bee

People are a**holes.  I got that question a few months back from our school secretary, and others a few years ago.  I just said, No and moved on.  But, I’ve always wanted to say, No, are you? Or something like the previous poster said just to make them feel bad.  I’m sorry, just ignore the idiots.

Post # 5
1894 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

Unless someone is about to pop out a baby any second (or they’ve told me they’re pregnant), I never mention something like that. I would be absolutely mortified if I said something like, “when are you due??” And she wasn’t preg. I would die. 

Post # 6
7673 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Jabberwocky:  What a rude question! What was worse (for me) was I sometimes got the question after the birth of my children, when I was struggling with a stretched stomach.

Because it’s rude, a little rudeness back is ok, to shut them up. Here are some suggestions:

“Are you saying I’m fat?” 

“No, are you?”

Post # 7
538 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2014 - Columbia, SC

Jabberwocky:  Slap ’em! They will stop eventually and you can have some fun too.

Or you can be sarcastic. “Yes, but please, please dont tell my husband. We have not had sex in 3 months!”

Post # 9
2092 posts
Buzzing bee

A friend of mine kept getting asked if she was pregnant, and we ultimately decided it was because of the baby doll and a line style tops she likes to wear combined with the “skinny girl slouch” where when slouching, its more of a hips foreward sort of stance? Paris Hilton stands this way a lot


Anyway, either way its so rude to suggest anyone is pregnant. Theres no way of knowing and its one of those comments that can make someone feel really bad, either because of body image or because they might be trying to get pregnant and having trouble

Post # 11
1318 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

they are RUDE omg

Post # 12
3076 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013 - A court...

My family thought I was pregnant because I was “glowing”. I was like nope, just happy. Could that be a reason? Either way so rude to assume. 

Post # 14
1245 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014 - San Francisco, CA

That’s SO OBNOXIOUS! I don’t have advice, just empathy. Ugh!

Post # 15
5447 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 1997

I’ve made it a policy never to ask if someone is pregnant unless I see a baby crowning. That is just the RUDEST question. I was asked, too – and this was years ago when I was awfully thin. The only explanation I could come up with was that it was the babydoll style top I was wearing (and was supposedly in fashion). I don’t have any snappy come-backs, although if you mentioned to someone, “We’re having… trouble in that department” I would bet word would get around and no one would ask again. Teachers often gossip worse than their students do (I know, as I work in the school, too).

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