I absolutely love being pregnant. It’s the one and only time in my life that I can be myself, indulge, expect doors to be open for me wherever I go and of course, sleep for as long as my heart desires. OK, that might not all be true but I do love the attention that I get while I’m pregnant. And I sure as heck love being spoiled and pampered. What woman doesn’t?
But the one thing that I was constantly asked during my last pregnancy was a) how much weight did I gain and b) how I planned to burn the weight off. Now, I know that asking a woman her weight is the ultimate taboo but the questions mostly came from my friends and family. And that’s because they were so damn surprised to see me gain a whopping 80lbs in a matter of months! I might have gone a little overboard on the waffles for dinner, but hey I was happy. Actually, make that both hungry and happy.
With that being said, there are certain things that you should never, ever ask a pregnant woman. In fact, there are some things pregnant mamas are sick of hearing!
Here are 9 of the worst things people say to pregnant moms all the time!
1. “Is it a boy or a girl?”
Actually, it’s none of your damn business. Some couples choose to keep the identity of their child a secret. They don’t even want to tell their close family and friends until after the child’s birth. So if I don’t volunteer that information to you, please don’t ask.
2. “Are you still working?”
Here’s a better question: have you seen the cost of diapers these days? Or do you know how much it costs to raise a family? Of course there are mothers out there that still work. Someone has to pay the bills and keep the lights on!
3. “Do you plan on staying home with the baby?”
Listen, we don’t live in a fancy Scandinavian country. And if you do, then more power to you. But for the rest of us, we might not have the luxury of a 6-month maternity leave to stay home after the birth of our child. Some of us go back to work after three months. Others after three weeks. And it’s not something we elect to do, it’s something we have to do.