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15 Things You Should Never Say To A Pregnant Stranger

Pregnant women/vessels of human life are intriguing, let’s face it. But just because a woman is visibly pregnant, it doesn’t give you license to ask her obnoxious questions. Everyone’s sensitivities are different, but unless you’re in dire need of a beatdown, avoid saying the following if the temptation strikes.

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1. I don't care what you say - you must be having a boy/girl because you’re carrying high/low.

What kind of sense does that make? Do you have x-ray vision? Did you read the ultrasound? Just because you/your cousin/your husband’s baby mama ‘carried’ a certain way, that has nothing to do with anyone else or their baby. Take a seat.
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What kind of sense does that make? Do you have x-ray vision? Did you read the ultrasound? Just because you/your cousin/your husband’s baby mama ‘carried’ a certain way, that has nothing to do with anyone else or their baby. Take a seat.

2. Are you having twins?

And you probably thought you were being original, funny, and clever, but you were none of the above. So save your breath next time.
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And you probably thought you were being original, funny, and clever, but you were none of the above. So save your breath next time.

3. Do you crave pickles and ice cream?

At the top of most pregnant women’s FAQ list, the answer most want to give is “No - that sounds nasty. But why don't you go get me a pint of strawberry Haagen-Dazs and bucket of Popeye's instead.”
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At the top of most pregnant women’s FAQ list, the answer most want to give is “No - that sounds nasty. But why don't you go get me a pint of strawberry Haagen-Dazs and bucket of Popeye's instead.”

4. How are you feeling?

Pregnancy is a condition, not a disorder. This is a tough one - as much as we do appreciate your concern, we don’t want to bitch and moan. But the real answer is ‘I feel as good as anyone that is about to have 8 lbs of human push its way out of a hole the size of a lemon, can only fit into the same 3 outfits, waddles like a penguin, and can’t sleep through the night if they tried. How are you feeling?’.
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Pregnancy is a condition, not a disorder. This is a tough one - as much as we do appreciate your concern, we don’t want to bitch and moan. But the real answer is ‘I feel as good as anyone that is about to have 8 lbs of human push its way out of a hole the size of a lemon, can only fit into the same 3 outfits, waddles like a penguin, and can’t sleep through the night if they tried. How are you feeling?’.

5. You probably shouldn't eat that.

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Maybe someone should have told YOU that 50 lbs ago.

Baby gets what baby wants - comes with the territory of being a good mother.

6. Oh, you’re definitely having that baby early.

Says who, you? Did you get your MD by reading WebMD? Have a seat. In fact, have several.
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Says who, you? Did you get your MD by reading WebMD? Have a seat. In fact, have several.

7. Pregnant women shouldn’t wear that.

Sorry we missed the dress code memo. Would you prefer pregnant women wear frumpy over-sized overalls and dress like they belong in a bad 80’s movie? If a pregnant woman wants to wear an outfit that looks like it came from the Kim Kardashian maternity collection that's her business. Deal with it.
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Sorry we missed the dress code memo. Would you prefer pregnant women wear frumpy over-sized overalls and dress like they belong in a bad 80’s movie? If a pregnant woman wants to wear an outfit that looks like it came from the Kim Kardashian maternity collection that's her business. Deal with it.

8. Do you have X, Y, and Z lined up yet?

Let a woman handle her business at her own pace. Don't make her feel like a bad or inadequate mother before her child is even born.
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Let a woman handle her business at her own pace. Don't make her feel like a bad or inadequate mother before her child is even born.

9. How cute, you forgot. Must be baby brain.

She may have forgotten where she put her phone, but trust me, she has not forgotten how to put her foot up your .... So hold the condescending commentary.
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She may have forgotten where she put her phone, but trust me, she has not forgotten how to put her foot up your .... So hold the condescending commentary.

10. Oh, you must’ve overreacted because you’re emotional and hormonal.

No, she probably responded that way because you deserved it and you’re an insensitive jerk.
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No, she probably responded that way because you deserved it and you’re an insensitive jerk.

11. I’m sorry ma’am, but this is my cab- I crossed the street for it. / If I didn’t have a long day at work I’d let you have my seat on the bus.

RIP chivalry. Were you raised in a barn? Be my guest, take the seat, and remember, karma is a b.
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RIP chivalry. Were you raised in a barn? Be my guest, take the seat, and remember, karma is a b.

12. Oh I just have to rub your belly! (Going in for the rub)

STOP! How would you like someone to come up to you and rub your muffin top? Awkward, right? Same difference.
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STOP! How would you like someone to come up to you and rub your muffin top? Awkward, right? Same difference.

13. Are you going to give birth today? Like right here?

Yes. Because every pregnant woman dreams of giving birth in an elevator, office building, or supermarket. With an annoying comment like this one, I can guarantee that she's hoping her water will break all over your new Gucci loafers.
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Yes. Because every pregnant woman dreams of giving birth in an elevator, office building, or supermarket. With an annoying comment like this one, I can guarantee that she's hoping her water will break all over your new Gucci loafers.

14. How much weight have you gained?

About as much as you have since the Cheesecake Factory opened at the mall. Come on, why would you *ever* ask someone that question?!?!?
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About as much as you have since the Cheesecake Factory opened at the mall. Come on, why would you *ever* ask someone that question?!?!?

15. So, when and where did you conceive?

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That's the kind of comment that makes someone want to vomit in their mouth. And no, morning sickness has nothing to do with it.

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