10 Things You Should Never Say To A Pregnant Woman
Being pregnant can at times be stressful and scary, there’s so much going on and so much to think about.
However even though you’re a crazy hormonal pregnant lady people still insist on asking you or commenting the most flipping annoying things EVER!
Here are the top 10 things you should never say to a pregnant woman.
Here are 10 things you should absolutely definitely never say to a pregnant woman – unless that is you don’t value your life!
1. Will You Still Work After The Baby Comes?
I may still go to work, I may stay at home … what does this matter really? Either way I’ll be loving and providing for my baby. I can still be a good mum and have a full-time job if I choose to!
Whenever I’d reply yes I’ll be returning to work I’d be greeted with ‘oh well you’ll change your mind when it comes to it’. It was like I was making the wrong decision about how to care for my own child – thanks, way to make me feel better I haven’t even had the kid yet!
2. Are You Planning On Breastfeeding?
I may breastfeed, I may not breastfeed. What has what I do with my boobs got to do with you? Get Lost! All I know is I will be feeding my baby somehow – always a good option that one by whatever option!
3. Look How Huge You’re Getting!
So your saying I’m looking fat?! Really? Well I am growing a human in there so I’m glad something is happening but there’s still no need to mention the fact that I’m so huge and remind me!
4. Was It Planned?
I never really see the purpose of this question. Weather my baby was conceived by us planning for a family or by accident is none of your business. Anyway does it truly matter?
Either way the baby will be loved and very much wanted. What if I say no it was an accident – I fail to see how my sex life is any of your god damn business right now or ever.
5. Are You Planning On Having More?
Come on! I haven’t even got this one out yet give me a break yeah! Nuff said you crazy fool!
6. You Look Tired!
Well I’ve been up 50,000 times in the night to go pee. I can’t get comfy when I’m in bed because I’m getting huge as you so nicely reminded me.
Then there is that small thing of me growing another human being inside me – i’d say that’s a fair assessment of why I look tired wouldn’t you? Oh yeah and I have this gig on the side called a full time job too..
7. Sleep Now Because You Won’t Be Able To When The Baby Comes!
No shit Sherlock. This has to be the one that annoyed me on a whole new level. Yes I am well aware that a baby will be up every 2-3 hours to feed etc.
I’m not under any kind of illusion that i’ll be sleeping 8 hours a night in one lovely chunk. I mean come on yeah stating the bleeding obvious.
8. Enjoy Your Life Whilst You Still Can!
Is this supposed to mean my life is over? That after the baby comes I won’t enjoy my life anymore? Oh my god what have I done?!
What a terrible statement to make to someone who’s expecting – their life isn’t over that are being a new chapter and yes it still will be very much enjoyable – if not more so.
9. You Shouldn’t Be Eating / Drinking That!
Yes I should be. Don’t worry I have read the list of things I should avoid I’m not daft!
This is so annoying – making out like I’m naive and risking the health of my baby in some way – eurgh. Also i feel i should mention decaffeinated teabags are god awful!
10. Your Still Pregnant!?!
Being overdue is massively uncomfortable and I can assure you we wish were no longer pregnant and that the baby would just hurry up on out already!
We are well aware we are ‘still’ pregnant thank you. I have tried everything to get this baby out but to no avail. We are pissed off and fed up to the max. Your statement isn’t helpful.
I’m betting you’ve all had plenty of these comments and more! If you could add one thing to this list of things you should never say to a pregnant woman, what would it be? Comment Below!
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