I am 35 weeks pregnant and I’m due on November 10. I appreciate all the amazing support I have received. Pregnancy is a wonderful new experience for me. It’s a blessing to have a child. And after hearing what I’ve heard, I believe that people need to get educated on pregnant women. Here is some of the laughable stuff I’ve heard while pregnant.
#1. I advice you to stop driving because if you get in an accident the insurance is not going to cover you. Have someone drop you off instead.
Me: There is no law that states that women can’t drive while pregnant.
#2 You need to stop working because your stomach is getting big.
Me: Unless your doctor advices you to stop, you can work all through your pregnancy regardless on how big or how far along you are.
#3 When do you plan to stop working? If I were you I would stop working.
Me: If you feel great, you can work all you want.
#4 You have stretch marks because you have scratched your stomach? There is no other reason why you got them.
Me: People get stretch marks based on the elasticity of their skin. It’s not because its genetic or you have scratched your stomach.
#5 You must be tired? Poor woman. You should go home and rest.
Me: Poor? There is nothing poor about me. Just because your pregnant does not mean your tired. Just because your pregnant does not mean your body aches. I have no pain whatsoever. Some women who are pregnant have the greatest energy. They can still exercise, attend yoga classes & etc. And for some women, pregnancy takes a lot of their energy. It all depends on the person.
#6 Your going to have your baby early?
Me: How do you know if I’m going to have my baby early by looking at my stomach?
#7 You should not eat spicy food. Your baby is going to come out with small bumps all over the body.
Me: The only reason why nutritionist advice you to not eat spicy food is because of heartburn. Spicy food is not harmful to the baby.
#8 Your going to have a C-section. Your stomach is huge.
Me: Unless there are medical reasons to have a C-section, there is no possible way of telling based on looking at a stomach.
#9 Fat comments. Gorda! Fatty! Are you having twins?
Me: Really! No person regardless if their pregnant or not wants someone tell them that they are fat.
#10 Can I touch your stomach? I don’t want to give it ojo (the evil eye)?
Me: Unless your a loved one, keep your hands off my stomach. I get random people who I’ve never met come up to me to touch my stomach.
Have you experience this? Tell me what you think?