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Inside: Find out the four questions pregnant women never want to hear and what questions to ask instead.
The Questions Pregnant Women Never Want to Hear
1. Questions about her size like:
“How much weight have you gained?”
“Are you sure your pregnant?”
“Are you sure it’s not twins?”
And anything in between, preggo women are usually ultra-sensitive about their size. Every woman carries baby weight so differently that it’s best to steer clear of this comment. Way clear of this.
And if you’re thinking that no one says such things. All of these comments came from comments that were made to the mamas in the Balanced Mommies Community.
I like to stick with compliments like, “You are glowing!” or “Pregnancy looks good on you!” Generic is better than anything size related.
2. Questions about Labor
When I was about a month away from having my second baby, every day I would go into work, I had well-intentioned co-workers asking me why I was still there and when I was going to have the baby. When a preggo mama is large and in charge, like I was, this question increased the anxiety I already was feeling about delivering the baby.
3. Was it planned?
Whether or not the baby was planned is really irrelevant. I never liked sharing this information because I felt like either way it wasn’t anyone else’s business.
4. Pregnancy info that starts with “Did you know…?”
Normally, these kind of questions are subtle corrections to the mama. And for some reason, when a mama gets pregnant EVERYONE has “advice” for her.
Questions Pregnant Women Want to Hear
On the flip side, there are a few questions that are likely to bring a smile to a pregnant mom’s face.
1. Can I bring you a meal once you have the baby?
The first 6-8 weeks after having a baby are some of the toughest. Between feeding the baby every 2-3 hours, changing diapers and doing the simplest daily tasks like showering, life can feel overwhelming. One of the kindest gestures you can make is offering to bring a meal during this time. Hint, hint. 🙂
2. Can I watch the kids for you?
If the pregnant mama has other children, it’s likely that she would love to have someone help her out by watching the other kids for a few hours. This might just allow her to have a few moments of silence if the baby falls asleep.
3. Can I pick something up from the store for you?
Running to the store for toilet paper, paper plates, or really anything can feel like a marathon when you have a newborn who is barely sleeping. She would most likely be so grateful if you offer to pick up a few things while you are out.
What’s the worst question you’ve been asked while pregnant?
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