My midwives and I had an off-topic talk at my last appointment about how pregnant women are SO easily offended. Its true - we don't want to hear from strangers that we look big, small or in between or ANYTHING else about our behavior!
I thought it would be fun to talk about some of the CRAZY things we've heard from other people and behaviors we've learned not to emulate while being pregnant.
1. "WHOA, are you sure you aren't overdue with triplets?"
"WOW, you look tiny, are you sure you are okay?
I've heard both in the same day. I've vowed to never comment on the size of a woman's belly ESPECIALLY if it seems off because she doesn't want to hear it and her Doctor is far more qualified to diagnose any growth or weight issues! I[ll be sticking to things more like "Wow, you look so cute and glowing!"
2. "Should you really be eating that? You know pregnant women aren't supposed to have salt!" (or caffeine, or sugar, or aspartame, etc).
That comment REALLY drove me up the wall because I was eating homemade lentil soup with a side of carrot sticks and the commenter was eating a freaking hot dog! Unless they are swigging a bottle of jack filled with cigarettes, I'm sure as heck not going to comment on another pregnant woman's eating habits!