It amazes me the things that come out of peoples mouth! Sometimes people have no filter. Many things should go unsaid! The things people have said to me during this pregnancy have literally made my jaw drop!
It’s OK to eat as much as you want, you are eating for two. Now to a pregnant woman this may sound like great advice especially with a plate of food in front of you but realistically it’s not healthy to use that as an excuse to eat more.
Are you going to have more children after this baby? Are you done having children? Yes this will be our 6th baby but why is it anyone’s business how many The Good Lord blesses us with? I know a mom who just had her 7th baby and during her pregnancy she prayed for the 8th pregnancy. Why do there have to be limitations and who is anyone to judge?
Maybe you should think about birth control after this pregnancy. Are you getting your tubes tied? Birth control is a private thing. I have had family members ask if I have a plan for birth control in the future, honestly it is none of anyone’s business and the whole topic makes me very uncomfortable.
Be mindful about one’s weight when pregnant, not all woman start off their pregnancy small. I was in Costco recently and this big muscular man handed me a brochure that said Belly Fat Flush Plush + in big bold fonts on it. I glanced at it and told the man, I know I am not tiny, I have had 5 children and now pregnant with the 6th. Maybe I would consider this program after the baby is born. I am not sure how anyone could mistake my 5 month (at the time) pregnant tummy for just a fat tummy. The man did not feel bad at all, he told me to hold onto the brochure. I felt belittled.
Avoid any conversation about miscarriage, stillborn or any other infancy loss. I have had 2 miscarriages in the last 10 years, those loses were one of the most difficult times in my life, it is something you never get over. Most pregnant woman want to enjoy their pregnancy and bringing up this topic can take joy away and make a woman feel anxious.
Keep in mind pregnant woman are on a hormonal roller coaster. Be sensitive and supportive!
What crazy thing has someone said to you when you were pregnant that got under your skin?