10 questions you should never ask a pregnant woman

February 6, 2013

I love this post from The Stir on silly questions you shouldn’t ask a pregnant woman. I remember being asked a lot if my pregnancy was planned, and if I was happy that I was having a boy.

“Do you know what you’re having?” (Ok, so I’m guilty of asking this question too. But seriously, it’s none of my business.)
“Oh, you’re having a boy/girl. Is that what you wanted?” (Really, people?!?)
“C’mon, spill. How/when/where did you and your husband conceive that baby?” (Yes, someone dared to go there with me.)
“How much weight have you gained so far?” (Followed by: “Oh, really? Wow.”)
“Are you planning on breastfeeding?” (Be prepared for judgement no matter what your answer is.)
“It’s ok, you can tell me. Are you and your husband still having sex even though you’re pregnant?” (At least 10 people asked me this when I was expecting.)
“Did you plan on getting pregnant, (lowers voice to a whisper) or was it an accident?”
“Is your husband happy about the baby?” (Um, WTF?)
“How do you plan on losing the baby weight?” (Geez, can I get through the pregnancy first and then worry about it?)
“So, how long are you going to wait before having another one?” (Again, let’s get through this pregnancy first, and then we’ll talk.)

What were your silliest questions?

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  • Jacqui

    My worst question was: “So, are you going for a natural birth or a c-section?” People would ask me that while standing around at the office coffee machine!
    Umm hello, what I do with my v…. is my business! (Proudly ended up having an un-medicated natural birth)

    February 28, 2013 at 7:26 am Reply
  • Tania

    My best was when I was very pregnant with twins and retaining half a dam of water I overheard a waiter in a restaurant saying to his mate : “Jissis, kyk daai vrou se maag!”.

    February 28, 2013 at 8:21 am Reply
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