Saturday, 5 January 2013

10 Things You Should Never Say To A Pregnant Woman


If you're pregnant and reading this then congratulations! Being a parent is such an amazing feeling, but it can certainly have its moments. Pregnancy can be very hard on your body, not only physically but mentally too! Whilst pregnant, I was shocked at the amount of interesting comments I have received when pregnant - not forgetting the look's I had from passers by. Most people don't realise what they have just said and didn't mean it to sound the way it came out. 

So to ensure that you never have to hear those unpleasant comments whilst pregnant, I've put together a list of 10 things you should never say to a pregnant woman you've just met.

10."You must be really disappointed the baby isn't a girl" (or vise versa) - Erm no, I love my baby what ever gender they may be. 

9. "Wow you've gained weight" - Well obviously! We know! We're carrying at least 20 extra pounds in our bellies, of course we're going to gain weight! We don't need reminding. 

8, "Get all the sleep you can now" - Well I would if I wasn't up every hour needing to pee.

7. "You must be due any day now" - Nope I still have another month to go.

6. "Are you sure you're not having twins?" " - Um, yes. I'm sure!

5. "Beep! Beep!?" Don't make jokes regarding her size or belly - she will just be even more insecure of how big she is. 

4. "Can you afford to have a baby?" - Yes! and is that really any of your business?

3. Stop asking "What are you naming the baby?" - If you haven't been told it's because we want to keep it secret until the birth or we haven't decided. 

2. "My friend nearly died giving birth...." - STOP right there! I don't want to hear your horror stories...until after I have given birth, then you can fire away :)

1. "Is the baby here yet?" - Here's your ANSWER. Don't you think we would have told you already? If its not been announced on Facebook or you haven't a text yet it's probably because I'm still pregnant.

P.s Don't EVER rub a pregnant women's belly without asking first!


29 comments:

  1. loving these posts even though im not pregnant but my friend just had her baby :)
    and love the new layout !

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  2. This is hilarious - and granted I am not pregnant, I know that if any of these things were said to me when I am, I might get all crazy on the person. :)

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  3. LOVE this. I was asked multiple times during my pregnancy if I was having twins. Um, hello. How can you not know how rude that question is?!

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  4. Twins? Really? Are you sure?

    Happened ALL THE TIME.

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  5. This is an awesome post. I think everyone should read it. I've never been pregnant but I can definitely see how these would be annoying. Love your new layout. :)

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  6. Ha ha, this made me laugh...I have three kiddies and I really REALLY disliked when strangers at the grocery store would poke my belly, I mean come on!! Anyway,I just found you on the blog hop and am your newest follower. Feel free to check out our blog and follow back if you'd like. Hope you have a great new year!
    The Real McCoy(s)

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  7. I'm 8.5 months pregnant and I couldn't agree more with these!!! Especially the touching my belly part, don't do that unless you have asked!!!

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  8. This post is great! I loved it the first time I read it :) So glad you linked it up to our link party this week!!

    Thank you for linking to Raising Imperfection!
    Please come back Friday to see if you were featured :)

    Lanaya
    www.raising-reagan.com

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  11. Love this! You really hit the nail on the head with these...I think almost every woman who's pregnant has heard them all. The ones I hated the most were "what are you naming the baby?" and "how are you feeling?". EVERYONE asked me how I was feeling practically every time they saw me. What did they want me to say, how terrible and sick I've been feeling? Ha.

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  12. LOVE this.
    There should be an article called "10 things you should never say to a woman who's just given birth." Top of the list: Don't tell the mother her baby is ugly. It doesn't go over well, trust me, I know first hand! Stupid people....

    Kaylynn
    colbkayandtrae.blogspot.com

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  13. Hahahaha! I love this, all true. A great list.

    Thanks for linking up to Raising Imperfection!
    Leslie
    www.violetimperfection.com

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  14. This is perfect! I'm due in a few weeks and everything rings true! I love the one about getting sleep now, since you know, it's going to do you a lot of good when you're awake at 3 am with the baby. I'm sure I'll be saying "Wow I'm so glad I banked all of that sleep before he was born!" Haha!

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  15. Great post.

    Shanay
    www.myuniquegirlz.blogspot.com

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  16. OMG the amount of times I heard "are you sure it's not twins" and "get sleep now because you won't later" is crazy. A) there were times I heard the twins thing when I wasn't even that far along yet!!! and B) I get more sleep now than when I was pregnant, thank you!

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  17. This gave me a good laugh as I am 8 months pregnant myself! I was just taking to my newly pregnant sister-in-law today about the annoying things people say to pregnant women. :)

    Found you at the Naptime Review blog hop and will definitely be following along now!

    Kim @ Little Rays of Sunshine
    morrowsunshine.blogspot.com

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  18. I used to HATE when strangers would rub my belly. Gah

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  19. Love this! I am 27 weeks and starting to properly show now and what with me being quite young the amount of looks I get amazes me!

    http://alongcamemilly.blogspot.com

    xo

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  20. Great list!!! Following back from Bloggy Moms. Thanks for stopping by!

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  21. When i was pregnant with my second baby, i heard #6 & #7 quiet often. are you sure u'r not having twins? and people around is like doctor, they predict that i will due anytime - force me to take my maternity leave weeks earlier. and yes, i have so many people came up to me and rub my belly. i just don't know how to keep them away from my pregnant belly. Maybe you can make suggestions in your next post.

    best,
    http://nondieter.blogspot.com

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  22. Very cute and all so true! I hated when a stranger would try to rub my belly, I mean really? Happy Leslie picked you as a winner from Sunday's link up.

    xoxo tiffani
    www.tiffanigoff.com

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  23. Lol funny :) I remember with my last I still had three months to go and people kept telling me I looked like I was due any day. That made me feel a bit scared! I mean how big can one get?!

    Thanks for sharing with my NO RULES Weekend Blog Party:)

    Paula
    lifeasweknowitbypaula.blogspot.com

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  24. Those are all good. I never touch a pregnant woman's belly. Oh except my friend that was recently pregnant. That is it. It kinda seems wierd and why folks do is beyond me. Stopping by from Sincerly Paula blog hop.

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  25. I've been very lucky with this pregnancy, I've not had too put up with too many stranger stories - mostly because I wear an abaya (loose Islamic dress) that hides my growing bump so well that it'd only become visible to the public a few weeks ago (at around 32/34 weeks). I also got away with not being pestered too much by not telling many people, my mother's told more people than I have (to my annoyance - if I wanted any Tom, Dick or Harry to know I'd have told them myself... grrrr )

    But I can certainly vouch for the 'don't touch without permission' comment, the one time someone did I nearly slapped them (knee-jerk reaction), they've not made the same mistake since.

    I'm now reaching that stage when my baby could pop out any day and I've noticed that people keep asking me to 'keep in touch' more and 'let them know' when I'm in labour - No, when I'm in labour I'll be giving birth not texting the world. I think I may change my voicemail message into something like "If you've not heard from me about baby then wait until I contact you, don't pester me... Unless you're the midwife or health visitor."

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  26. This is hilarious! Couldn't agree more with these list. What I really hate is when somebody touches your belly without permission. Anyway, thanks for the share!!!

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  28. Very true, actually laughed out loud at this :)

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