I don’t know what it is about pregnant women that attracts so much unwanted “advice,” but for some reason, people think that a baby bump is public domain for criticism. While most of these comments are well meaning, pregnant women often find that their body is constantly policed. Is the food you’re eating healthy enough? Too much stress will hurt the baby! And let’s not forget about strangers who suddenly think it’s okay to touch your belly.
Seriously, what? If you’re pregnant, be sure to read this guide by Zoe Williams at The Guardian on how to put these “well wishers” in their place. She deals with the struggles of people calling attention to weight gain, alcohol intake, and other rude comments that are leveled at pregnant women, all with humor and grace. Read it here!