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inevitable: you're pregnant and therefore up for a myriad of scrutiny
and odd (albeit usually well-meaning) remarks, from close family to complete strangers.
It seems your ever-growing belly is now public property (excuse me!) and you
are about to hear it all. Trust me. Here are some things that people say to
pregnant women, when maybe it'd be better if they just kept to themselves.
advice? Don't take any of it personally and simply smile and shine them on.
1. "Are you
sure there aren't twins in there?" Gee, way to make a pregnant woman feel
really great about myself. I have learned to accept and love my changing body,
and now you have me feeling like a whale. Just don't say this one, no matter
how funny you think it may be.
2. "You don't look pregnant, you just look fat!" Uh, thanks? That's way harsh. Never
ever say that one.
3. "Are you
sure you aren't further along?" Yeah, I'm pretty sure. My doctor didn't
graduate with a degree in medicine for nothing. But maybe I should take your
word for it, instead.
4. And on the
flip side, "Are you sure you're pregnant?" I may be small, but I am as positive
that I am pregnant as the multiple tests that I took were!
5. "You seem to
get bigger every day." Well, yeah, I suppose that's kind of the point, now, isn't
If you aren't my husband or best friend, you cannot say this.
6. If you have
all boys: "You must be hoping for a girl!" or vice versa. How about I'm just
hoping for a healthy baby? Isn't that enough?
7. "At least
your boobs are finally coming in." If you aren't my husband or best friend, you
cannot say this. Just, don't comment on the boobs. Ever.
8. "Do you know
what you're having?" Well, we're hoping for a baby.
9. "Are you
going to make it to your due date?" That's kind of the idea, but I'm no fortune
10. "I knew you
were pregnant because you used to be in really good shape." Oh, wow. Thank you.
Thank you so much for pointing out that fact. I guess the all-day nausea and
fatigue have really taken a toll on my fitness.
11. "Was your
baby planned?" Is that any of your business?
12. "Who's the
father?" If you have to ask, you probably shouldn't.