Pregnancy is a wonderful time for mothers but despite the wonders of pregnancy, it’s a time when mothers are often “bullied” by “experienced” moms or even other pregnant women. The experience can either be pleasurable or annoying, below are some of the things that truly annoy pregnant women.
1. Telling her you didn’t have any pregnancy sickness
Telling a pregnant woman you didn’t have morning sickness when you were pregnant after she just told you she had been shuttling between the bathroom and bedroom from morning sickness will definitely not make you her best friend. We all know pregnancy is not the same for everybody so why compare?
2. Commenting on how different your bumps were
Just after she excitedly told you how pitch perfect her own bump is.
3. Asking her ‘if Baby has popped yet?’
While she stands there holding her bump complaining of swollen feet and sweating buckets.
4. Asking her “Is it a boy or a girl?”
This is something no one has a right to know until after the baby is born, so don’t expect her to tell you what her baby’s sex is.
5. Showing her something smelly
Raw fish and any other smelly thing is not a pregnant woman’s best friend, so don’t cook it in her vicinity or show it to her.
6. Telling her what name to give her baby
You can be sure that even after giving birth to her baby, she won’t be using the name you offered. You should wait until your opinion is asked before offering a baby name to a pregnant woman.
8. Telling her “sleep now when you can”
Of course, she wants to sleep, she’s probably too uncomfortable to sleep though and it will be useless to advice her to get extra naps when she can.
9. Telling her “you should be doing this at this stage of your pregnancy”
You need not expect her to do what you did when you were pregnant, the fact that you enjoyed meditating during your pregnancy doesn’t mean she’ll do the same.
10. Touching her belly
Every pregnant woman hates it when their baby bump is touched by an external being, no one but her husband should touch her bump but if she tells you to come feel baby kick, that’s fine.