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7 Things You Should Never Ask a Pregnant Woman to Do

Posted by on May. 29, 2013 at 8:38 AM
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7 Things You Should Never Ask a Pregnant Woman to Do

by Ericka Sóuter

pregnant womanThis morning, I came across a photo of Halle Berry with daughter Nahla in Disneyland. Cute, yes. But it is a seemingly unremarkable pic until you remember that the Oscar winner is well into her second pregnancy. Immediately it brought back memories of how I felt during that time. Honestly, the last thing I wanted to do during any trimester was battle crowds and walk for miles under the unrelenting heat of the sun -- which is essentially what you endure at all theme parks. And that isn't the only annoyance for moms-to-be. Check out the 7 things no pregnant woman wants to do.

  1. Visit zoos, street fairs, and amusement parks. As if the endless walking wasn't bad enough, those bathrooms and porta-potties give new meaning to the word "gross."
  2. Fry anything. In warm weather months, it's too hot. Plus, the bigger you get, the risk of belly burner burn is seriously high.
  3. Hit the beach. Well, the actual surf itself is okay. But the sand is the real killer. It’s hard enough getting it out of crevices when you can actually reach the crevices. Now imagine doing that with a huge belly to navigate around.
  4. Exercise with skinny people. Who needs that painful reminder of what your body used to be like.
  5. Take a bath in a standard tub. Unless you have one of those deep, sunken tubs, taking a soak totally sucks. The fact that the water barely comes above your thighs is just weirdly uncomfortable and cold.
  6. Go shoe shopping. Really, what’s the point. If your feet aren’t already painfully swollen, they will probably be a size bigger by the time the whole pregnancy is over.
  7. Watch someone eat something you can’t. If you’ve happened to develop gestational diabetes or high blood pressure during your pregnancy, a bunch of foods are now off-limits. In other words -- all the foods you would want to eat are a no-go. So sitting across from your husband while he noshes on a fat, juicy burger and salty fries is the equivalent of water-boarding to a potato-starved mom-to-be.

What are other things pregnant women hate doing?

by on May. 29, 2013 at 8:38 AM
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villagemamma
by Bronze Member on May. 29, 2013 at 8:45 AM

lol my best friend whos still young and carefree has done like all of those. nothing worse than being invited to sushi and cocktails at 5 months pregnant lol

kerryket
by Gold Member on May. 29, 2013 at 2:28 PM
Ladies night!
gizmo538
by Member on May. 29, 2013 at 2:38 PM

 My DH was awesome with my first pregnancy. I went on a no sugar/no flour diet because my blood pressure was extremely high. I was miserable but DH never ate anything in front of me that he knew I would crave. In fact, for the most part, he was on the diet with me and we both lost weight :)

I also had to get rid of a lot of my shoes because my shoe size went from 9 1/2 to 10 :(

One of the things I hate being asked to do though, is to get up to bring somebody something (like the TV remote for example). Especially after I JUST SAT DOWN! It's hard enough for me to get up as it is! You're not pregnant, your feet are not swollen and your back is not constantly going into spasms like mine is. Plus it hurts me to walk, even for a short amount of time. So why can't you get up and get it yourself?

MissTacoBell
by Taco Bell Princess on May. 29, 2013 at 3:40 PM
1 mom liked this
Can I touch your belly.....
Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 on May. 29, 2013 at 6:13 PM

I did all of that stuff on that list when I was pregnant. So not every pregnant is the same.

ColleenF30
by Lube Girl on May. 29, 2013 at 6:13 PM

I was asked out drinking at 8 months along once. I just gave her the WTF stare.

mysticalmalissa
by Silver Member on May. 29, 2013 at 6:46 PM

I did too.

I hated having people tell me what I couldnt do, I was pregnant, not dead.

Quoting Anonymous:

I did all of that stuff on that list when I was pregnant. So not every pregnant is the same.


Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 on May. 29, 2013 at 7:17 PM
Very true! If pregnant women do not want to do that stuff than don't no need to put every pregnant women in the same list of what we should not do. Its LIFE! Nothing can change that so why change what you can do? (Unless the doctor says otherwise).
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