(Closed) Vent: Pregnant body = open season??

posted 6 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
2414 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

HAHAH! When one of my friends was pregnant she was pissed at how people felt like they had the authority to tell her what she should/shouldn’t be eating/drinking in public.

ie: “you really shouldn’t have that cup of coffee”….”isn’t that sandwich too spicy for a pregnant woman?”

All of this from strangers…she handled it better than I ever would!

Post # 6
7295 posts
Busy Beekeeper

i feel you.  at work today, i was bending over looking for a chart and the girls were all excited to run up and whisper to me that they can see my baby bump!  um, i am 15 weeks and don’t have a baby bump, what you were pointing you was my normal belly hanging out over my pants because i was bending over!  cuz guess what? when i stood up, it disappeared.

Post # 7
5475 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

I’m absolutely terrified about strangers touching me.  I’m not even officially TTC yet, and I’m already getting anxious!  I have a plan though:  when I see someone approaching me and it looks as though they might touch me, I’m going to announce loudly that I have diarrhea.  If that doesn’t work, I don’t know what will!

Post # 8
7587 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

I’m with you. I don’t mind people touching the belly if they ask first, but the things that people say just blow my mind. 

My favorite was an ice cream scooper who reminded me that chocolate ice cream has caffeine in it that could “hurt” the baby. She pressed on and on and I eventually talked to a manager in order to get my order satisfied. It was nuts.

Post # 10
1181 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

@BothCoasts:  bahahaha this made me do a spittake!

Nothin like a fake crack pipe to put asshats in their place!

We aren’t TTC yet, but I have some really floaty tops for summer. I have a scar on my back and when it gets hot it just itches and feels awful. They have like scoop necks/halters….but then no discernable waist and they just sorta float.

Anyhow, I love my flowy tops and I have a back problem. So I’m constantly holding my back while wearing a flowy top, and I get asked whether I’m having a boy or a girl, how many weeks I am, etc.  Dude. I am not even pregnant.  I don’t even have a stomach!  Yes the girls are a little showy, but I’m not even 5 feet tall so they’re just trying to make sure I don’t get stepped on!


Post # 11
180 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I saw my best friend/MOH a few days ago for the first time in two months. (I am 33 weeks pregnant and actually carrying on the small side). She asked if I could still drive?!! She clarified that to, “can you still fit behind the steering wheel AND reach the peddles?”. I took a few deep breaths and asked her to NEVER say such a thing to a pregnant woman – just tell me I look great, nothing else.

Post # 12
9956 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

I remember the touching belly thing.  I hated it.  Why would a perfect stranger think it’s ok to put their hands on me just because I’m pregnant?  It happened to me a lot.  That was the worst, it freaked me out!

Post # 13
5095 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

When this happened to a friend of mine, she reached out and put her hand on the other person’s belly in return.

Let’s just say she made her point.

Post # 14
650 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

ooooooo i have heard it all lately…. im 32 weeks 1 day and im pretty short so my belly really really shows. im pretty much a bowling ball, but so far i’m all belly.

MULTIPLE strangers have said: (and uisually scream it so everyone around can hear to)

is it twins? are you SURE its not twins, maybe one’s hiding. (this i get all the time!)

– your huge, i cant believe your not due til July.

-and one of my PERSONAL FAVS. my daughter looked your size when she was ready to deliver..

people these are things NOT to say to a pregnant women.

Post # 15
155 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I never never never never ask a woman about her baby/etc unless I KNOW she’s pregnant….and I work in Labor and Delivery, so I can tell pretty quickly!

I should probably wear a sign when I’m pregnant that warns people about getting slapped if they touch me without asking…..lol

Post # 16
5670 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

@stargirl34- I love how people think that they can comment on a woman’s weight or large size just because she’s pregnant. It’s still rude!

Luckily I haven’t had strangers touch my stomach only a few really close friends so I don’t mind. But I hate hearing, “Wow your baby is going to be huge” or “My x didn’t show until she was much further along”. What if I don’t have a huge baby?! And thanks for telling me I’m a house!

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