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A Reminder To Anyone Who Has Ever Been Pregnant That Your Body Is Beautiful

F*ck 'em, dude.

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"Wow you're huge! What do you mean you're only three months? Are you sure there aren't twins in there?"

Sean McGrath / Via Flickr: mcgraths

A total stranger once called over the entire staff of a fro-yo shop to ogle the size of my belly. Mysteriously, I did not knock her out.

Alternately, they might not think you're big enough, and try to force feed you sandwiches.

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People seem to lose all sense of boundaries when it comes to a pregnant body, which is lame when it's your pregnant body, because suddenly strangers are guessing your weight and massaging your lower abdomen on the street.


No matter what shape you are? No matter how much you've gained, or lost, or stagnated, or caught up to your mother, or doubled down from your last baby?


But maybe you don't. That's okay too. You'll have a lot of boundaries to set as a parent, this is just the beginning.

Bonbon / Via Flickr: justbecause

Next time someone rubs your belly, try rubbing theirs back. Or just tell them you don't like it. Either one should work.