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Why do people say "we're pregnant"?

A man can't be pregnant, so it just sounds silly to me. I understand wanting to include him, so why not say, "We're going to be parents" or "we're having a baby". What are your thoughts on this?


Asked by SweetLuci at 9:30 AM on Nov. 28, 2010 in Parenting Debate

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  • DH tried to say that a couple times, but I told him it drove me crazy even if I appreciate the intention behind it. Obviously, we might have both said things like 'We're having a baby.' or 'When we have the baby...", but to say 'We're pregnant.' seemed really silly to me.   He didn't vomit in the first months, he didn't develop SPD and have hip problems near the end of the pregnancy, he didn't have to monitor everything he ate and drank for 9 months, and he didn't go through over 24 hours of labor without pain meds or end up with a c-section.  I am VERY grateful for his help and support during the pregnancy, but he was not pregnant.  LOL


    Answer by pam19 at 1:15 PM on Nov. 28, 2010

  • because a woman can't get that way by herself.

    Answer by layh41407 at 9:31 AM on Nov. 28, 2010

  • That's annoying. She's pregnant,not him!

    Answer by butterflyblue19 at 9:37 AM on Nov. 28, 2010

  • I agree, it sounds stupid.

    Answer by chocolatluver at 9:37 AM on Nov. 28, 2010

  • Eh, I understand WHY they say it, but I still find it a little too cutesy...and annoying.
    WE may be having a baby, but I am pregnant.

    Answer by vicesix at 10:18 AM on Nov. 28, 2010

  • Because it takes two to tango!

    Answer by older at 9:32 AM on Nov. 28, 2010

  • I don't get it either. Everyone knows it takes him too but only she is actually pregnant.

    Answer by wildflowers25 at 9:43 AM on Nov. 28, 2010

  • ^^ I couldn't have said it better myself. :)

    Answer by AtHomeMommy-3 at 9:33 AM on Nov. 28, 2010

  • It takes two to tango...

    but right now....I am 30 weeks pregnant and hurting right now I CLAIM ALL OF THE PREGNANCY STATUS MY DH IS JUST WATCHING ME DO IT ALL!!!!!!!!! LOL LOL LOL

    Answer by mom2twobabes at 9:42 AM on Nov. 28, 2010

  • strictly for confusion :)

    Answer by momslikeme366 at 9:43 AM on Nov. 28, 2010