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A Male Starbucks Barista Shamed A Pregnant Woman For Ordering A Macchiato And It Got Heated

"Are you, a man, telling a woman what she should and should not have during pregnancy?"

Tiffany Stevenson recently took to Twitter to share an experience she witnessed at Starbucks:

Unbelievable bit of womb bothering in Starbucks at services . A pregnant woman got her Caramel Macchiato and the guy behind the counter said ‘Oh , it’s for you . Do you want me to make a decaf?’ She said ‘No, thanks’ Him ‘No I should because caffeine is bad for the baby’

She continued the story in another tweet:

Her ‘It’s fine I have one a day’ Him ‘ shouldn’t’ Me *almost spontaneously combusting* ‘Are you a man , telling a woman what she should and shouldn’t have during a pregnancy? Then he says ‘Oh just because it’s bad for the baby so that’s why I’m saying it’

And then explained that she got so angry, she had to step in:

Me ‘Unbelievable. Stop it’ Then he continues to try and justify policing a complete stranger for 5 minutes. He was maybe 30 years old max. Are they also doing Ob/Gyn training at Starbucks these days?

Moms on Twitter were fuming.

@tiffstevenson I’m currently pregnant and if someone tried to take my one coffee a day away I’d punch them in the face. None of his business. Love you for sticking up for her

And they also started sharing the fact that women limit their caffeine during pregnancy.

@jewjuba @tiffstevenson Exactly this. I cut down my caffeine, but that one coffee was my treat of the day.

Some moms had personally experienced similar situations.

@tiffstevenson @MarkReckons I had exactly the same thing in Pret when I was pregnant. I was angry for days.

Some men even came to defend the moms.

@rosieseed @tiffstevenson What is it with people thinking they have the right to make decisions on behalf of pregnant women?

In short, moms would just like to say to the world, "Stop 'WOMB BOTHERING'!"

@tiffstevenson Love the term womb bothering lol! Well done for saying something!

And mind your own business!


BuzzFeed has reached out to Tiffany Stevenson for comment.