16 Insanely Rude Things People Have Told Pregnant Women
Pregnant women go through a lot. Their bodies are changing, and their hormones are out of control — but the world keeps spinning, so they have to continue moving along like nothing is going on. Some people of the non-pregnant variety are sensitive to this; others, not so much — at least, that's what we can assume based on some of the rudest things people have said about pregnancy, according to a recent Reddit thread.
One might think that when it comes to a pregnant woman, we would all know to tread carefully and choose our words wisely. One would be wrong. From comments about their weight to questioning their eating habits to remarking that their vaginas will never look the same, there are people out there who still manage to come up with the most offensive, insulting, critical, and tone-deaf things to say to pregnant women, who top the list of people you definitely don't want to piss off.
The offenses shared in Reddit range from annoying-but-relatively-harmless to downright soul-crushing, but I think we can all agree when I say: WTF were you people thinking when these words left your mouth?
I don't think I'm even doing this justice. See for yourself.
1. Pregnant Or Fat?
I'm humiliated just reading this. Why does he think it's any of his business either way?
2. Natural Or Synthetic?
This is a thing? People really ask this? Does nobody have twins "naturally" anymore? Did I miss something?
3. Taxes Paid For It
There are no words. I'm pretty sure that's not how this works...
4. Breastmilk Plans
Not sure what other options there are.
5. Kegels With Strangers
Oh, you know, just an ordinary day at work. BTW, a stranger's vagina? Off-limits.
6. A Daughter Of Your Own
An adopted child is no less of a child. Adults say the darnedest things.
7. Girls Steal Your Beauty
Wow... really giving future mothers something to look forward to! Pregnant women are beautiful regardless of whether it's a boy or girl.
8. Do It For Your Husband
I don't even know what this means, and I'm still horrified.
9. But... You're Gay
Sperm stores are the best! Seriously, though. Lesbians get pregnant too, people. Science!
10. The New Star Of The Show
Sorry, Ma. You don't matter anymore. Nurse? You're fired.
11. Coworkers Who Say Too Much
Let it out of her sight? Is that how these things work?! This hurts my soul.
12. Not As Exciting As The First Time
I think Grandma drank a little too much. My heart aches for this gal.
13. Staying Fit Through Pregnancy
14. A Pregnancy Diet
No mangoes for you, preggo!
15. A Torn Up Vajayjay
We really can't win, can we?
16. Just A Little Morning Sickness
This sounds like one of the toughest pregnancies ever... but sure, crackers should do the trick.