October 2011

What Not to Say to Your Pregnant Friend

Overheard in a Coffee Shop

I was having coffee this morning at a local coffee shop when a woman in my vicinity started speaking loudly to her pregnant friend about how fat pregnant women got. I was in absolute and complete shock.

What on earth could she have been thinking of?

I’m not a biologist and I don’t have any children, but I don’t think it takes a biologist (or gynecologist) to know that women gain weight during pregnancy and that pregnant women (and the rest of the coffee shop) don’t want to hear about it.