6 things you should never say to a pregnant woman
Since I've had my baby, I can now laugh about some of the comments that people make to pregnant woman. Getting asked if you're pregnant with twins is bad enough, but when you're hormonal and not sleeping, the crazy does come out hearing such comments. Here are a list of things you should never say to a pregnant woman.
Your baby is going to be huge.
One thing that is always going through the minds of every pregnant woman is how the baby is going to evacuate the building. When someone tells you that your baby is going to be huge, your anxiety levels climb! No one wants to imagine giving birth to a three year old with a head the size of a large watermelon.
Sleep now because you won’t get any when the baby gets here. This one really grinded my gears. Throughout my entire pregnancy I don't think I had one solid nights sleep. During the first and second trimester I was up during the night with morning sickness and in the last trimester I was up going bathroom, finding something to eat, battling heartburn or finding a comfortable position to sleep in. If we could bank sleep we would, unfortunately we can't.
Should you be eating that? Pregnancy cravings are a mysterious thing, no woman is ever really sure why they crave certain things, but when do, you better not get in her way.
I hate that name. One thing I learned the hard way was to never tell anyone what baby names you like. Chances are, that person will say something to you to put you off the name such as "Ohhh I used to date a guy with that name and he ended up cheating on me, you can't name your baby that". UGH!
Are you sure you're not having twins? This is one of the most common questions pregnant women are asked. I remember I went to get my eyebrows done when I was 5 months pregnant, my bump wasn't even that big (from what I thought). The eyebrow lady asked me if I was pregnant with twins, when I replied "no", she asked me if I was sure. If a woman were carrying twins, she would obviously know that information.
Haven’t you had that baby yet? The last few weeks of pregnancy feel like a lifetime. She probably can't sleep, her back hurts, her feet are swollen and she wants the baby here more than anything. Do you really think she wants sarcastic comments from others asking if she's still pregnant? No! If you haven't received word that her baby's been born, then chances are that she is not holding out any information.
Is there anything I have missed? Have you ever been on the receiving end of a pregnancy faux-pas, or made one?