There’s this one lady at work who every time she sees me in the hall will say things that are quite inappropriate. She doesn’t say them in a rude way, but what she says is not something I feel good hearing. Seriously, why would someone say such things to a pregnant woman?
Here’s what I mean:
* You’re due in November? Oh there’s no way you’ll make it that long as big as you are. [Umm.. so you’re telling me I’ll have a preemie just because I’m big?]
* Are you sure you’re just having one? [Yes, just one, thanks for calling me fat.]
* How much weight have you gained? [SERIOUSLY, WHAT WOMAN ASKS THIS OF ANYONE!!!?????]
* Are you sure you’re having a boy? Did you see a penis on the ultrasound? [OMG since when is my baby’s genitalia any of your business???]
I saw this hilarious post on Pregnant Chicken on this very same topic, so I know I’m not alone in receiving such comments.
Have any of my readers been on the receiving end of such remarks? Feel free to share your “never say this to a pregnant woman” lists with me, I’d love to read them.
The only acceptable thing to say to a pregnant woman?
Here it is – You. Look. Amazing. Great. Job. Mama.
That’s it. Don’t say anything else.
Pregnant women are already emotional and some of us are terrified of the reality of our upcoming life changes. Don’t make it worse. Don’t open your mouth and insert foot. Just keep quiet.
Keep your feet planted firmly on the ground and out of your mouth! The pregnant women of the world thank you.
You might also enjoy this video with things you shouldn’t say to a pregnant woman, and what you should say instead. Seriously. Avoid foot-in-mouth syndrome, please.