Another round of what not to say to a pregnant woman…

October 6, 2010 at 12:26 am (Uncategorized)

Here’s another one I’m just not understanding.  It’s not that the question itself is inherently bad, but the tone it always seems to be asked in is painful!

How are you doing?

When I was pregnant with Junior, especially in the third trimester, people were constantly asking how I was doing.  On the surface, it’s a well meaning question, but when it’s always said with a tone like my dog just died, it gets old.  Nine times out of ten, it’s asked with head tilted a little to the side, sad eyes and the same inflection you hear at funerals.  I get that pregnancy is not always a joy, but especially if I don’t know you very well, I’m not going to tell you about my constipation, heartburn and hemorrhoids.  Well, unless I’m trying to get you to go away.

Pregnancy, in general, is a happy thing.  If you’re going to ask how I’m doing, keep that in mind.  Thanks!

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