The Most Annoying Things to Say or Do to a Pregnant Woman

Over 600 Ranker voters have come together to rank this list of The Most Annoying Things to Say or Do to a Pregnant Woman
Voting Rules
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.
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Ranked by
  • Unsolicited Childrearing Advice
    241 votes

    Unsolicited Childrearing Advice

    The tiny little human they are talking about isn't even born yet. Can't the lecture wait?
  • Judgmental Moms, Judging Your Birth Plan
    226 votes

    Judgmental Moms, Judging Your Birth Plan

  • Strangers Touching Your Belly
    287 votes

    Strangers Touching Your Belly

    Touching is bad. Rubbing is way worse. But who does this? Everyone. That's who.
  • Innuendos About Your Size
    234 votes

    Innuendos About Your Size

    You’re in a crowd and someone says, “Clear the way, pregnant lady comin’ through.”
  • Suggesting Your Life Will Be Miserable With Kids
    206 votes

    Suggesting Your Life Will Be Miserable With Kids

    That person who says to you and your husband/significant other, “Enjoy yourselves, NOW, while you STILL can. ”
  • Being Smelly Near You
    210 votes

    Being Smelly Near You

    That coworker who eats fish third-day leftovers at his desk at the peak of your morning sickness.