As inappropriate as it would be for me to ask you how much you weighed at your last doctor’s appointment, it is equally inappropriate for you to ask me intimate details of my pregnancy. Please keep your opinions and questions to yourself. Here are the top questions you should never ask a pregnant lady.
What’s the plan for future children?
First, this is none of your business. Second, I don’t want to think about future children while I am currently growing one, and finally, you have no idea how long I have tried and prayed for this baby.
Was this an accident?
Do you really want your child to be an only child?
Here’s the thing, you have no idea how long it has taken us to conceive this baby. You have no idea if we CAN have another biological child; therefore, keep your comments and questions about my future offspring to yourself.
Who is the father?
Newsflash, it is 2017, and there are few ways that I can get pregnant and none of them are your business … neither is who helped me create this child. No need to further explain. If you need further explanation, please contact your high school Biology teacher.
Are you pregnant?
This is never, ever a good idea. Sometimes I have just eaten a large bowl of Coco Puffs, and I am feeling a little bloated. This does NOT mean that I am with child. Also, I could have just had a baby, and the child just happens to not be with me. So, unless my water has broken and you see me, it is never ok to ask if I am pregnant.
When are you going back to work?
My choice as to when or if I go back to work is between myself and my spouse. Your assumption that I can take off multiple weeks to stay home with my newborn is a bad assumption. I may very well need to financially support my family or maybe I am ready to return to work to work on a large project. You will know when I go back to work when I am no longer home. Until that time comes, just wait in anticipation.
There are a lot of hormones running through pregnant ladies, and I would recommend sticking to talking about people that are already around us here on earth. Feel free to ask about my spouse that you know or my older children, but my body and the little human I am growing do not need your opinions or questions.