Real Life. Real News. Real Voices.
Help us tell more of the stories that matter from voices that too often remain unheard.
Join HuffPost Plus
Parents

Exasperated Mom Issues PSA About What To Say To Pregnant Women

“I don’t care if she looks like Jabba the Hutt incubating a small planet.”

A fed-up blogger is schooling the internet on pregnancy etiquette.

Jill Krause, who blogs about parenting at Baby Rabies, posted a spot-on video to Facebook called “What (Not) To Say To A Pregnant Woman.”

In the video, Krause, who is pregnant herself, offers a simple “suggestion” to people who are not pregnant. “The next time you are so taken aback by a pregnant woman’s appearance that you feel the need to say something to her, this is all you’re allowed to say,” she explains. The phrase in question: “You look amazing.”

“I don’t care if she looks like Jabba the Hutt incubating a small planet,” Krause adds. “You look amazing.” According to the mom, the alternative option is to shut the hell up.

Krause wrote in the caption that she made this video in response to a stranger who approached her in the grocery store, demanded to know her due date and then rudely responded “Damn, girl. You SURE it’s not twins?!” before walking away.

She said the video also goes out to anyone who believes they have the right to comment on a woman’s body, simply because she’s pregnant.

Krause wrote:

“There is no other human condition in which it seems to be acceptable for a stranger to approach someone and make comments about their body. I mean, I could have asked that guy if he was SURE he wasn’t drinking a 6 pack a night based on his beer gut, but that’s not appropriate. SO if you are so absolutely shocked by the size of a pregnant woman, especially one YOU DON’T KNOW, that you feel the need to say something to her? This is all you’re allowed to say.”

All other comments, she explained, are not endearing small talk. They’re just plain rude.

Amen.

Spot-On Pregnancy Comics