The Most Annoying Things to Say or Do to a Pregnant Woman
The list is about ways other people annoy you while you are pregnant. It’s not about the worst pregnancy symptoms, pregnancy health issues, or pregnancy scares.
Pregnancy sucks at times, as it is. Why do the people around you have to pile on by being so annoying? What not to say to a pregnant woman should be obvious, right? Apparently not. Whether you hate being pregnant or love it, you’ve gotten all kinds of unsolicited advice, unwanted touches, and uncool comments about your body over the course of those nine months. One glance at your belly and your relatives, friends, and total strangers somehow feel they’ve been granted permission to share overshare incredibly personal information about their own pregnancies and birth stories. (Do you know what TMI stands for, Grandma?)People you’ve never even met will ask you invasive questions and invade your personal space. If you’re currently pregnant or already a mom, what is your biggest pet peeve? Surely you’ve experienced most if not all of the irritating situations listed here. Here’s your chance to bond with all the mamas over the many reasons you hate pregnancy: Vote up your biggest pregnancy pet peeves, vote down the things that are just baby stuff.
Unsolicited Childrearing AdviceThe tiny little human they are talking about isn't even born yet. Can't the lecture wait?
Judgmental Moms, Judging Your Birth PlanUgh.
Strangers Touching Your BellyTouching is bad. Rubbing is way worse. But who does this? Everyone. That's who.
Suggesting Your Life Will Be Miserable With KidsThat person who says to you and your husband/significant other, “Enjoy yourselves, NOW, while you STILL can. ”
Innuendos About Your SizeYou’re in a crowd and someone says, “Clear the way, pregnant lady comin’ through.”
Being Smelly Near YouThat coworker who eats fish third-day leftovers at his desk at the peak of your morning sickness.