We asked you on Facebook to tell us what the worst thing was that someone said to you whilst you were pregnant.

The result?

Many many responses from Mums all over Australia – some hilarious (OK, if you’re pregnant right now it’s probably not hilarious – but if bub is out already, you can look back and laugh – hindsight is a beautiful thing), and some just downright rude.

Here are the top 20 things NOT to say to a pregnant woman.

1) WOW you’re huge. Are you sure there is only one in there?

2) Aren’t you a little too old to be having a baby?

3) Don’t you have a TV? (when you have more than two kids)

4) Hope you don’t crap yourself when you give birth….

5) You’re having ANOTHER ONE?

6) Oh you’re pregnant? I just thought you had gained some weight

7) You must be due any day now

8) Looks like you’re having twins!

9) Well, we all know how you got into this mess

10) But you have one of each, why do you want another?

11) You look too young to be having a baby

12) Do you know who the father is?

13) Are you still with the father?

14) Are you sure you need that chocolate/icrecream/chip?

15) Was it planned?

16) Your shoelaces are undone

17) OMG I hope you’re having a c-section

18) Are you actually pregnant?

19) How are you going tubby?

Last but not least… here is one for post birth:

20) When are you due? (I had the baby three weeks ago)

Do you have any to add to the list?


  • I know a Mum whose youngest is 2 y.o. She has constantly done the exercises, watches her diet closely yet still has not lost her “baby” tummy.

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  • I always tell a pregnant lady how beautiful she looks.

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  • Just never ever ask any woman when she is due….never ever!

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  • I’d say these are all pretty much using common sense??

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  • The last one is hilarious!!! :-)

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  • I hated that strangers touched my belly

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  • My dad said the first one, more than once. I know he’s kidding but…. Ugh and i got number 7 numerous times when i was halfway thru first pregnancy.
    Other than that i di get most of this

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  • I have heard the comments (mostly about celebrities) “I hope they don’t get your/his eyes/nose/cankles (fill in the blank)”.

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  • LOL. Yep some pretty offensive things get said to pregnant women!

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  • Lol I think these need to be printed in every major paper

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  • I can’t believe that people could be so insensitive to say these things, especially number 2.

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  • Laughing so hard that i’m crying ….we’ve all done it!!!

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  • I heard someone ask a woman on a train are you pregnant? Her response was NO! I felt so bad for her and the imbecile who asked her.


    • yes people just don’t have tact or consideration hey

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  • Hilarious! I can definitely remember hearing a few of those comments at least once, haha. Thanks for the laugh!

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  • Some people just don’t think before they speak.

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