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How do you handle rude comments while pregnant?

How do you handle rude comments while pregnant?

“Ignore the comment and stay silent, showing that you’re not dignifying it with a response.” “I just smile and nod. I think people usually have good intentions and aren’t thinking about how their comment could be hurtful.” Rude behavior: A stranger reaches out and touches your belly.

How do you emotionally support a pregnant woman?

  1. Encourage and reassure her.
  2. Ask her what she needs from you.
  3. Show affection. Hold hands and give hugs.
  4. Help her make changes to her lifestyle.
  5. Try to eat healthy foods, which can help her eat well.
  6. Encourage her to take breaks and naps.
  7. Some women may want less sex.
  8. Take walks together.

What should I not say to my pregnant friend?

Share with your family, friends, and go ahead, even share with that nosy co-worker.

  • “Wow, you’re so small!”
  • “Wow, you’re so big!”
  • “Was it a surprise?”
  • “Can I touch your belly?”
  • “Are you hoping for a boy or a girl?”
  • “You know, it’s really 10 months.”
  • “Well, when I was pregnant…”
  • “Have you picked out a name yet?”

What is a toxic pregnancy?

Preeclampsia, formerly called toxemia, is when pregnant women have high blood pressure, protein in their urine, and swelling in their legs, feet, and hands. It can range from mild to severe. It usually happens late in pregnancy, though it can come earlier or just after delivery.

Is it rude to ask a pregnant woman when she’s due?

But to recap, it seems you should never ask a woman when her baby is due unless you’re her gynaecologist or you’re pretty sure you’re the baby in question’s father. Next, never offer a seat to any woman on the tube unless she’s obviously over 80 or she’s actually wearing one of those “I’m pregnant.

How do you respond to a rude personal question?

Here are some examples of how to respond:

  1. ”Why would you ask such a rude question?”
  2. ”I have a policy not to discuss that topic with anyone it doesn’t concern.”
  3. Pause, smile, and say, “Did you really just ask me that?”
  4. ”I’m not even touching that topic.
  5. ”Do you realize how rude that question is?”

What should I not tell my pregnant wife?

8 things you should never say to your pregnant partner

  • Are you really eating all of that?
  • Why are you being so emotional?
  • Are we sure there’s not two in there?
  • You can’t even tell you’re pregnant, are you sure you’re eating enough?
  • “You look really tired”
  • “You look like you’re really ready to pop!”

What happen when you cry while pregnant?

Can crying and depression affect an unborn baby? Having an occasional crying spell isn’t likely to harm your unborn baby. More severe depression during pregnancy, however, could possibly have a negative impact on your pregnancy.

What do you say to a very pregnant woman?

10 Things You SHOULD Say to a 9 Month Pregnant Woman

  • Take a nap!
  • Here, have some cake!
  • Let me clean your house.
  • I love that name!
  • I have no parenting advice.
  • You look fabulous!
  • Every labor is different.
  • Are you hungry?

What are the warning signs of preeclampsia?


  • Excess protein in your urine (proteinuria) or additional signs of kidney problems.
  • Severe headaches.
  • Changes in vision, including temporary loss of vision, blurred vision or light sensitivity.
  • Upper abdominal pain, usually under your ribs on the right side.
  • Nausea or vomiting.
  • Decreased urine output.

Why am I so angry during my pregnancy?

Pregnancy Hormones and Mood Swings One big reason for pregnancy mood swings is your rapidly changing hormones—specifically estrogen and progesterone. Estrogen levels soar during the first 12 weeks of pregnancy, increasing by more than 100 times. Estrogen is associated with the brain chemical serotonin.

How do you be rude to someone in a nice way?

How to Deal with Rudeness

  1. Show empathy and sympathy. This requires understanding why the person is being rude.
  2. Call the person out on his behavior.
  3. Don’t give airtime to the rude person.
  4. Avoid the rude person.
  5. Offer extra kindness.

What to do if your husband is unsupportive during pregnancy?

If the pregnancy was an attempt to save your marriage, and it’s not working, now is the time to get some counseling. You have a baby on the way. You both are going to need to be on the same page, and communicating effectively to raise this baby.

How to tell if your partner is unhappy during pregnancy?

Your partner appears unhappy, uninterested, distant, unsupportive, inconsiderate and finds excuses for not being around. Unsurprisingly, you may even be worrying that he (or she) will leave you – or they’ve already left – and that while you’re expecting a baby!

What to do if your husband neglects you after the baby?

Your partner or husband doesn’t appear to be the person (s)he was and you’re feeling alone facing a relationship breakdown. If your spouse is neglecting you after the birth of the baby, read my article on what to do when you’re having relationship- or marital problems after the baby.