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16 Things Pregnant Desi Women Are Tired Of Hearing

Call me "golu molu" one more time. I dare you.

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1. "It LOOKS like you're gonna have a boy; I can just tell by the way you look."

Bhansali Films / Via

Thank you so much. Had I known you have X-ray vision, I wouldn't have bothered with stupid ultrasounds.

2. "Don't exercise; it's not good for the baby."

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"But my doctor said--"

"It doesn't matter what the doc said."

3. "A C-section? But isn't a C-section bad because of ABCDXYZ reasons?"

Oh yeah, it's pretty bad. They steal your kidney during it.

4. "Labour is way worse than you've imagined."

SLB Films Pvt. Ltd. / Via

Oh, superb, that's exactly what I want to hear right now.

5. *Graphic and detailed account of own labour*

Yash Raj Films / Via

I... I really don't think we're that close.

6. "Eat almonds and drink lots of milk if you want a fair baby. White foods are key."

Kaleidoscope Entertainment / Via

OMG so by that logic, I can eat Skittles and make a rainbow baby?! YESSSS!

7. "It's true; I read it on the internet."

Trimurti Films Pvt. Ltd. / Via

Unless you're going to link me to a research paper, shut your facehole.

8. "Completely avoid spicy food, fatty food, sodas--"

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Thanks, I'd rather avoid you.

9. "Pregnant women have to bathe differently."


Yes. We wear wreaths of rare flowers and do a small tribal dance right before we sacrifice 20 chickens and bathe in the blood.

10. "Don't step out during a lunar eclipse. It has terrible effects on the baby."

Subhash Ghai Films / Via Imaan Sheikh

Did your mom step out during a lunar eclipse? Because I can see the effects.

11. "Now that you'll be a mother, you'll become a real woman."

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Oh, thank god for pregnancy. Having breasts, female genitals, and menstruating every month always kept me in doubt about being a real woman.

12. "So now that you're pregnant, when are you quitting your job?"

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Believe it or not, my baby bump does not control my professional life.

13. "You look so big, golu molu round round."

Colour Yellow Pictures / Via

I look big?! Oh god, I'm heading to the doctor. Looking swollen totally doesn't sound like a sign of a normal pregnancy.

14. "If you look at beautiful people more, your child will be beautiful."

http://F.K. International / Via

Oh no, I've been looking at you this whole time. :(

15. "Don't hang with differently-abled people It can affect your child."

Red Chillies Entertainment / Via

Believe it or not, hanging with you is the worst.

16. And the worst: "Hide your belly with a dupatta in public!"

Applause Bhansali Productions / Via