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What Not to Say to a Pregnant Woman. . . Unless You Want to Get Punched in the Face

Yay! Congrats! You’re pregnant! It’s such an exciting moment for you – especially the waking up in the morning and having to throw up. Some of us are lucky enough to wait until we are brushing our teeth to throw up. I still don’t know if that counts as brushing my teeth, but it’s ok because I’m pregnant! Or how about when you go to your favorite restaurant and just the smell of walking in the door makes you want to run away as fast as you can. And, grocery shopping is the best now; you either want to eat everything in sight or throw up on everything in sight.

Then the time comes when your pants get too tight and you can’t button them anymore. So, you decide to go shopping for maternity clothes. But, now that you have a belly, comes an entirely new set of problems. You’ll find out quickly that most people – including strangers – think they can touch your belly. Some moms have perfected the “if you touch my belly you will regret it” look. If not, you can kindly ask the stranger not to touch your belly. Some moms have a necklace they wear asking people not to touch.

The other problem you will have is everyone commenting on your belly. Sometimes people are understanding and will give you a compliment. Along with a “hang in there, you’re doing great” look. Others really should learn to just keep their mouths shut! I don’t understand why people usually don’t make comments about a women’s weight. But, as soon as she is pregnant they can say anything they want about your weight and size.

Here are some of my favorite comments from people that just need to learn to shut it, or they might get punched in the face. Yes, these are all true. And, some comments were made by men, while others were made by women. 

“Your belly is as big as mine now!”

“Let’s take a picture side by side of a profile of our bellies.”

“You’re a lot bigger this time around!”

“WOW! You’ve gotten big since the last time I saw you!”

“Are you having twins?”

“How are far along are you? I thought you were a lot farther along!”

“Have you’ve been drinking a lot of beer or is that a baby?”

“You look tired.”

“No baby yet?!”

“How much weight have you gained?”

Anything a person says when they are trying to describe the shape of your belly and is staring for too long. 

Please remember the next time you see your wife, sister, friend or any pregnant woman that we need a compliment more than your idiotic comments. In case you forgot, we are growing a human and it’s not easy.

I’ll even make it easier for you in 2 easy steps. 1) Don’t say it if starts with “Wow!” 2) Think about a compliment instead and then pay her said compliment. Here are a few of my favorite compliments I got while I was pregnant.

“You’re glowing!”

“You can’t tell you’re pregnant from behind.”

“Your belly is so cute.”

“Your skin looks great!”

“You look so happy!”

“You’re doing great.”

“You’re going to be a great mom.”

I’d like to hear about your crazy comments you’ve received during your pregnancy. 

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