#16: Don’t Say This to a Pregnant Women Part 1
People often feel entitled to comment on women’s pregnancies, touch their bellies, or give them unsolicited advice. Let us share a little secret with you: unless you were pregnant, there’s no way for you to know what pregnancy feels like, and there’s no need for you to give unsolicited and uneducated advice to pregnant women.
No one wants to hear “oh it’s so fun you get to stay home all day because you’re pregnant.” Trust us when we say that staying home all day when you’re 9-months pregnant is not a picnic. If a doctor assigns you to bed rest or house rest during pregnancy, it means it might actually be too risky for you to go out and do any kind of activity. Plus, you’re too heavy to move.