5 Things You Should Never Say to a Pregnant Woman

February 22, 2013 in Humor, Musings, Parenting, Pregnancy by Anna Sanclement

5 Things You Should Never Say to a Pregnant Woman - 

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You know the comments, the unwelcome snippets that some people just can’t help saying, even if they don’t realize it’s better to just stay quiet.

They mean well, and some just really don’t know what’s the right thing to say to a woman who is rounder and bigger than the Earth. But, there are some things you should never say to a pregnant woman. Period. It’s just much better left unsaid. Really.

So, that being said, here are the worst things to blurt out to a woman whose size is quickly increasing while she’s baking a baby:

Pregnancy suits you well

Yeah, right. Honestly, what pregnant woman feels she looks well when she is extra bloated, as big as a castle and feels like crap? Just stick for “congratulations,” or that you know morning sickness sucks but it’s only temporary, etc… Let’s be realistic, people!

Oh, you’re so having a boy!

Ok, this is nice. Most moms will say that they don’t care what they are having as long as it’s healthy. Except, many mommies-to-be actually secretly hope for a preferred baby gender, be it girl or boy. So, if that happens to be a girl and you tell her she’s “so having a boy” because she’s carrying low or some crap like that, she won’t be a happy mama! Of course, same goes for telling a preggie she’s “so having a girl” when she’s hoping for a boy. So shut it!

You look like you’re ready to pop!

Any mom whose belly has begun to expand, feels like she’s ready to pop, no matter at what stage she’s in. Trust me. Please, do not state the obvious. Plus, some mamas look ready to pop at 6 months, and still have a long way to go before they really do POP, so don’t make it worse than it is!

Wow, you’re only 14 weeks? You look much further along than that!

Um, yeah, did you read the one above? Yes, she may only be 14 weeks and look like a beach ball already. Do you think she’s feeling great about that? She’s huge and uncomfortable and still has like six more months to go. Seriously, she doesn’t need to be reminded of the hell she still has to endure…

I can’t even tell that you’re pregnant!

This is an iffy one, because, normally, if you say this to a rather slim girl, it may not be so bad. It’s actually a bit flattering. But, if you say this to a woman who may have just a couple of extra pounds on, it makes her feel as if you are calling her fat. And, honestly, no one, no matter their size, likes to be called fat. Ok? Ok. Again, stick with a simple “Congratulations!” it goes a long way…


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