Saturday, March 31, 2012

Top Ten Things Never to Say a Pregnant Woman :) 

"There's something about seeing a pregnant belly that makes even the most civilized people forget their manners."  I saw this statement from and wanted to shout, "AMEN!"  It is so true!  And all these lovely comments come when women are already self-conscious about their ever-changing body.  Not to mention emotional, hormonal, etc. :)  What kills me the most, though, are comments from women who've had children of their own.  I mean, come on!  Think before you speak, people! ;)  So, as a helpful reminder, here's a list of things never to say to a pregnant woman! 

10. "You're obviously due any day now!" (Meaning: You look huge.)

9. "Boy, you look tired." (Meaning: You look awful.)

8. "Was it planned?" (Meaning: Are you crazy?)

7. "BEEP! BEEP!" ("Jokingly" said by my husband as I was backing up. *Ahem*)

6. "Mind if I grope your belly?" (Just kidding! Most people don't ask for permission before they grope you.)

5. "Are you sure you aren't having twins?" (Meaning: You look really huge.)

4. "Oh, wow! You've really gotten big!" (Really, I mean, really?!?!)

3. "Enjoy your last few months of freedom/sleep/what-have-you. Because once the baby's here it's ALL OVER!" (No scary stories, please!)

2. "Anything yet? It seems like you've been pregnant FOREVER." (Meaning: You've looked rough for a long time now.)

1. "You really shouldn't…drink caffeine/exercise/sit in a hot bath/etc." Because you find once you become pregnant, everyone is an expert! (even if they haven't had kids themselves)


Note:  This is not an all-inclusive list.  Please exhibit common sense and courtesy when speaking with a woman who is with child. ;)  And if you aren't 100% sure that she is expecting, don't say anything at all! :)

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