Highlighting a pregnant woman’s weight or asking if the baby was planned, are few of the things you should avoid saying to a pregnant woman. Why? These could hurt the sensitive feelings of any expecting momma. I have been there and I must admit, I hate to hear these rude comments:
- “You look so big.”
Yes, I know that I gained weight. I know I may even be fat, but you don’t have to say it right to my face. Is it a sin to get big when I am nurturing another life inside me? Besides, I am eating healthy foods and I promise to shed off unwanted fats after I give birth.
- “Haven’t you had that baby yet?”
I understand that you are as excited as I feel about my impending childbirth but asking me this question when it’s not my due date yet is annoying. Really.
- “You must be having a girl because you look restless.”
I actually heard my neighbor say this to my 6-month pregnant sister. Every woman has had moments where putting on makeup can be a drag. Pregnant women get easily tired from having daily morning sickness. But please know, these are not the solid basis of a baby’s would-be gender. After all, last I looked, it’s currently the 21st century and not the middle ages.
- “Was this unplanned?”
This is mean. Nobody has the right to question whether the pregnancy was an accident or a planned one. It feels as if you’re denying a pregnant mother the right to enjoy the most amazing journey of her life.
- “Should you be eating that?”
I really appreciate people’s concern on the kinds of food I eat. I am thankful that they care about the food which may affect my baby’s growth and development. But for others to decide whether I deserve pizza or not? As well as ice cream? Come on. Give me a break. Pregnant moms deserve cheat days too.