(Closed) "Prego"

posted 6 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 2
1120 posts
Bumble bee

I’m not a fan of words like that either and I’m not pregnant and never have been. I hear ‘preggers’ a lot as well, annoying!

When I hear prego I think of the italian word meaning “you’re welcome”!

Post # 3
1377 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

Have you told her it annoys you? I hear a lot of people use those terms, and it really doesn’t bother me too much. In fact, if/when we conceive, I’m just going to take a picture of a jar of Prego sauce and send it to my mom to see how long it takes her to get it. *shrug* 

Post # 4
1156 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

I guess it’s just something people say. I wouldn’t use it exept that I’m bad at spelling. So I could see myself using it so I didn’t have to attempt to spell the whole word. haha.

I also cringe everytime people say “We’re pregnant.” I don’t mind “we’re having a baby” but it just seems wrong to claim that your SO is also pregnant.

Post # 5
4203 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 2019 - Canada

Yuck, I hate it too. My BFF loves “preggo” and uses it 100% of the time instead of pregnant, its gross. I also hate “We’re pregnant”…no, YOU’RE pregnant… HE’S going to be a father… there’s a very large difference lol.


Post # 6
2346 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

Post # 7
4499 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I hate “prego,” too. 

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MechEBee:  I also hate “we’re pregnant.” WE are not pregnant. We are expecting a baby together, but I am pregnant. I am the one vomiting, nauseated, gaining 30 pounds, peeing all night, and blacking out from extreme low blood pressure. 

Ha, I am an angry pregnant lady today, clearly!

Post # 8
855 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

I don’t mind prego or preggers…. Thatis what you are..pregnant afterall! Not sure why it would bother you. I liked being called prego. Also most people say we’re pregnant bc you’re a partnership and you both created a baby. I understand that technically the guy is not physically pregnant but it’s nice that the couple is taking their pregnancy on together as it does take two people to get there. Again, I don’t understand the hate of either. 

Post # 10
303 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

I hate that word too.  I also hate preggers and hubby.

Post # 11
1166 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

I can’t stand “knocked up,” which is unfortunately a common phrase where I’m originally from (small town, ugh).  I wasn’t ever pregnant when I lived there (or now) but I hated hearing that, it sounds so degrading.  

Post # 12
326 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2013


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1112bride:  While the word itself doesnt really bug me, its the connotation behind it. I am more than a vessel for this baby to incubate it. I am still a human. I have a name, likes, dislikes and maybe want to talk about something other than being pregnant ALL the time. Go figure.


Post # 13
2639 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2014 - Italian Villa

Or, “fell pregnant.” 

What the hell happened? You slipped and fell onto his penis, and whoopsy-daisy, pregnancy?

Post # 14
1860 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

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1112bride:  I get what you mean – it’s when they use that term in place of your name entirely as if your status as ‘being pregnant’ has completely consumed your identity…  I’m fine when people use the term preggo/preggerz/whatever (not terms that I like or use, but whatever floats your boat) – but don’t use it as a constant nickname…

I think people just do this because they want us to feel like they are being supportive and happy about our pregnancies and want to acknowledge it, but it just gets kind of annoying. I have a couple coworkers that call me “mama” all the time – “Good morning, mama!” “How’s it going, mama?” “What’s for lunch today, mama?” – it was kind of endearing at first, but now I’m like – enough already!!  Although I do prefer it to “prego”…..

Post # 15
8027 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2010

I hate all those words- prego, hubby, wifey. Ugh. Is it so hard to say the real word?

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