The 40 weeks of pregnancy are an amazing journey, but some peopleÃ¢â‚¬”even well-intentioned onesÃ¢â‚¬”can say things that upset, scare or just downright annoy moms-to-be. Before you put your foot in your mouth and make a preggo lady cry, take a look at these 17 things you should never say to someone whoÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s expecting.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“You must be having a girl. YouÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re so wide.Ã¢â‚¬Â
Ã¢â‚¬Å“Get your sleep now because you definitely wonÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t be getting it when the baby comes.Ã¢â‚¬Â
Ã¢â‚¬Å“ItÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s just your hormonesÃ¢â‚¬Â¦Ã¢â‚¬Â
The word episiotomy. (If you donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t know what it means, you donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t want to, trust us. All weÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ll say is that it involves cutting areas that you never want to think about being cut.)
Ã¢â‚¬Å“Are you sure your due date is right? You look like youÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re going to pop.Ã¢â‚¬Â
Ã¢â‚¬Å“Oh, really? You like that name?Ã¢â‚¬Â
Ã¢â‚¬Å“How much weight have you gained?Ã¢â‚¬Â
Anything about your horrific labor and delivery (or others youÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve heard about).
Ã¢â‚¬Å“You look like youÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re having twins!Ã¢â‚¬Â
Ã¢â‚¬Å“Your hair looks so thick and shiny. ItÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s all going to fall out after the baby is born, though.Ã¢â‚¬Â
Anything about the size of the epidural needle.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“YouÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re going to get so much bigger and more uncomfortable.Ã¢â‚¬Â
Ã¢â‚¬Å“Was this planned? Are you sure youÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re ready?Ã¢â‚¬Â
Ã¢â‚¬Å“Your sex life will cease to exist.Ã¢â‚¬Â
The words Ã¢â‚¬Å“stretch marks.Ã¢â‚¬Â In any capacity.
Comments about the amount of food mom-to-be is eating. Not appreciated!
"Can I touch your belly?" Unless you're a doctor, this is frowned upon.