Thursday, April 19, 2012

Things NOT To Say To a Pregnant Woman

1. 'Wow, you REALLY look pregnant.'
2. 'You look really tired.' EXCEPTION: if you are turning down her duvet and inviting her to sleep in the next morning while you take care of her life until she reawakens.
3. 'When are you due?' EXCEPTION: you are close and you actually KNOW she's pregnant.
4. 'You gonna breastfeed?' (its really none of your damn business)
5. 'Oh you shouldn't have coffee/sugar/lunchmeat/beef/fun/a warm shower.' unless you are her physician or doula, stfu
6. ' You gonna do all-natural childbirth?'

Believe it or not, I heard all of these during either this pregnancy or my previous one. The first time, I would actually answer questions like whether or not I planned to breastfeed or try for a drug-free I really do feel like it is nobody's beeswax. 


  1. Amen!

    I would like to add to this list:
    1. "Any day now, huh?" (Um, I've got 2 more months, actually)
    2. "We're going to need to widen the door for you!" (Or any other jokey statement about her size. I'm totally fine with getting bigger, but that's just rude to say!)
    3. "You're going back to work, right?" (Add this to the none of your beeswax category)

    Hang in there, mamma!

  2. RIGHT??!?! I just don't understand what it is about pregnant women that give people diarrhea of the mouth.
    Another one (although I wasn't pregnant anymore when this was said to me) : (after I had mentioned my decision to become a stay-at-home-mom...' Oh I COULDNT do that. I'd just get BORED.'