Rant about unsolicited advice during pregnancy.

posted 2 months ago in Pregnancy
Post # 2
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2018

Your coworker is an idiot AND  a bitch.  I would have a very hard time not telling her to mind her tongue and her own damn business. 

Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2021

It doesn’t matter if eating sweets is linked to macrosomia or polyhydraminos or GD. It doesn’t matter if all your coworker saw you eating was candy and soda every single day for lunch. When will we finally learn, as a general society, that unless you are somebody’s medical provider, it is NEVER okay, under ANY CIRCUMSTANCES, to EVER comment unsolicited on somebody else’s body??? This really, really is not that hard to understand. 

I’m so sorry you have to deal with this person. Her comments are disgusting and completely inappropriate. You don’t ever need to explain yourself or defend yourself to her. Just saying, “I’m not going to talk to you about this anymore,” is all you need. Gross.

 

Post # 4
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 1997

Wow, her comments – clearly indended to size shame, IMO – border on harassment. You need to justify NOTHING to her, and whenever she comments, I’d reply, “Thanks, but I am not asking you.” If you say this even when you WERE asking other people, she ought to get the hint. 

Or you could be more blunt with, “Please refrain from commenting on my body and my pregnancy. Your assumptions are inaccurate as well as unwelcomed.”

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2022 - Studio City , CA

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@neroren41:  I have no story to share in this regard. But I think you may need to check this B.  Why is she choosing to be in your business and making an effort  for you to question yourself, your pregnancy and the health of your unborn child??  Not cool!  I’m sorry this is happening to you.  

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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2022

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@neroren41:  omg I would say something super intense in response to her massive rudeness – did I ask you? With an obvious tone or “if I’m ever curious of your opinion I’ll ask, u til then please do not ever comment on my eating habits or my body it’s incredibly rude and unacceptable at the workplace” – sending you all the empathy I am raging on ur behalf right now lol 

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Bumble Beekeeper

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@neroren41:  I would just respond to each stupid comment with “Thank you doctor.” Every time. If she said “I’m just saying” or “well it’s true” or whatever, just repeat “Yeah, thank you. Doctor.” She’ll get sick of it before long.

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2022 - Studio City , CA

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@echomomm:  Real talk and sound  advice.  Although my response would be far more colorful and a lot less polite.  This woman sounds like she is unhappy or even jealous and therefore finds contentment in shaming you by any means necessary.  By any means necessary you need to shut this chick down. 

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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2022 - Studio City , CA

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@megs229:  Yass Megs. Yasssss!  Let’s build a wall of rage around this Bee!!!  Can I be real tho. Sometimes women ar work ca be so shady and sometimes you have to come out your face a bit and let them know who you are and that you are not to be messed with.  This one coworker of mine kept coming for me. I’m patient and long suffering and let it continue. But one day she came to me on the wrong day and I looked at her and said Bitch you don’t know me like that but if you’d like to get to know me I’d happily arrange it. Needless to say it stopped. Point being is let her know in uncertain terms to stay in her lane and out of your womb. 

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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2022

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Post # 11
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Helper bee

How incredibly inappropriate, rude, and frustrating. Consider talking to HR, this is not appropriate workplace behavior. 

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2015 - St Peter\'s Church, East Maitland, and Bella Vista, Newcastle

If I was feeling snarky I’d reply “huh, I didn’t know you were a doctor.  Which medical school did you graduate from?”  And when she says she’s not a doctor, then say “well there’s no reason to be giving me medical advice then, is there?”

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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2022 - Studio City , CA

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@megs229:  ha!  I try!   I like your fire to friend!! I think we both would be a force to be reminded with   

Post # 15
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

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@neroren41:  I’d say something like “Wow, I’m surprised you feel so comfortable commenting on my body, baby, and health as you are not my doctor. Your comments are unnecessary and inappropriate for the workplace. If you cannot keep them to yourself, I will have to speak to HR.”

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