1. “You’re so big!”
Pregnancy is a time when a woman’s body is going through immense changes, and it can be tough to feel comfortable in your skin. The last thing a pregnant woman wants to hear is that she’s “big.”
2. “Are you sure you’re not having twins?”
Just because a woman is carrying a bit more weight than usual, doesn’t mean she’s automatically expecting twins. This is a question that can be very intrusive and is best avoided.
3. “You’re glowing!”
While some pregnant women may indeed have a “glow” about them, others may not feel so radiant. Pregnancy can be a difficult time for many women, and it’s important to remember that not everyone experiences it in the same way.
4. “You’re so lucky!”
Pregnancy may be a joyful time for some, but it’s important to remember that it’s not always easy. Many women experience a range of emotions during pregnancy, and it’s important to be supportive, rather than dismiss their experiences.
5. “I wish I was pregnant!”
This is a statement that can be very hurtful to a pregnant woman. It’s a reminder that not everyone is happy with their current situation, and can make a pregnant woman feel guilty or like she’s not doing enough.
6. “Don’t you want a boy/girl?”
Asking a woman what she wants the sex of her baby to be is a personal question that she may not be comfortable answering. It’s best to avoid this topic altogether.
7. “You’re going to have your hands full!”
While this may be an accurate statement, it’s not one that a pregnant woman wants to hear. It can be overwhelming to think about all the changes that are happening and all that needs to be done to prepare for a baby.
8. “You’re going to miss out on sleep!”
Again, while this may be true, it’s not something a pregnant woman wants to hear. Sleep can be a precious commodity during pregnancy, and the thought of losing even more of it can be daunting.
9. “You’re going to miss out on drinking/smoking/etc.”
Pregnant women are often bombarded with advice about what they can and can’t do. While it’s important to be cautious, it’s also important to remember that pregnancy is a time when many women make lifestyle changes.
10. “You’re going to have to give up your job/career!”
This is a worry that many pregnant women have, and it’s important to be supportive. A pregnant woman’s job and career are important to her, and she may need help navigating the changes that come with pregnancy.
11. “Are you sure you’re ready for this?”
This is a question that only the pregnant woman can answer. It’s an important time in her life, and she is the only one who knows what she’s feeling and what she’s capable of.