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10 Annoying Things You Should Never Say to a Pregnant Woman

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People tend to notice pregnant women, and even strangers will sometimes have something to say about the state of your fertility. Some people may think they are being brilliantly creative, while others apparently just automatically say the same old things to pregnant women.

Now some of this attention will come from people who just love pregnant women. But then there are others who seem to think if you are pregnant you're fair game for whatever pops into their heads.

Pregnant women understandably love the nice comments. But the dumb and annoying comments get old really fast, and nine months is a long time to be wishing you could plug your ears or walk away from someone who is making you want to rip your hair out.

I was pregnant four times, with five babies, and while it was some time ago, it wasn't THAT long ago. Lots of people thought having so many kids was downright odd and I was on the receiving end of plenty of annoying comments.

If you've ever been pregnant you too have probably heard all of these at one time or another. Or a lot.

1) How many have you got in there?

Like you're not already struggling not to feel like you are just plain ol' fat. You remind yourself that this is a baby but it's hard, especially when thoughtless people make rude remarks.

2) You're probably having twins. Or triplets.

Somewhat different from #1 because on top of feeling like you are fill-the-world fat, you are now wondering how you can manage with two babies or three or ...

3) Do you really think you should bring another child into this world?

This especially if you already have a child, or more than one. The world-population police will have their eye on you, and so will the morality police — the ones who find the world such a miserable place that you shouldn't be putting your child in it.

These people are buzzkills. Don't listen to them.

4) Wow! You've put on a lot of weight!

Yeah. Here's another way for inconsiderate people to ruin a pregnant lady's day.

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