(Closed) What not to say to a pregnant woman!

posted 7 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
3829 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

omg this is so good. I feel like i stick my foot in my mouth alot with pregnant women. I dont know what i should and shouldn’t say!!

Post # 4
575 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I also hate:

You are going to have a really big baby!

I would never be pregnant in the summer, thats just aweful

or the face of astonishment when I tell them we are not delivering in the next week. 

Post # 6
5496 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2010

I’ve had the “Are you having twins?” twice from two different co-workers recently. Um, NO! And I get the “Wow, you are BIG!” a few times a week from people at work. Between that and people touching/rubbing my belly…oh my!

Post # 7
5474 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

I’m not showing yet, and honestly, I am not looking forward to random strangers touching me.  That is NOT OK with me!  If I see someone approaching, and it lookas as though they might invade my personal space, I think I’ll say loudly “I have diarrhea.” and hopefully they will refrain.  The Demetri Martin defnse, right?

Post # 8
10285 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

One of my best friends is pregnant and every time I see her I tell her how enormous her boobs are but in my defense, she’s wearing shirts that pretty much expose areola. I would NEVER say that to someone who I wasn’t close to though. We just have a relationship where these kinds of things are okay. 

Post # 10
1114 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I had to double-check with my friend that she wasn’t having twins because she truly did have a huge bump by about 5 months, but in my defence twins do run in her family!  And we’re really really close too – I’d never say those things to someone I didn’t know that well.

Post # 11
4272 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

Having been small chested before, I like being told my boobs are huge.

I don’t like being told I look large anywhere else though….

Post # 12
7776 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

You’re about to pop!

Oh my gosh, you’re so swollen!

Are you going to breastfeed? (because it’s nosy and intrusive)

I hated the “You’re so BIG!” one the most. Yes, I was the size of a small elephant… I didn’t need it pointed out.

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

URGH the twin comments…i got them all.the. time.  also dont say “you must be due any day now?!?? ummm no im not, but thanks though

Post # 15
116 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I’ve written this before but I continue to be SHOCKED by the “was this planned or a suprise” question…. haha my Mom’s cousin asked me that the other day at my grandma’s birthday party….it’s just SO WEIRD!

Post # 16
7605 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

@DaneLady:  Hahaha, I love him!  Great defense.

I agree with avoiding the “You’re HUGE!” comments.  I’m not pregnant, but I know better!

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