9 Ways Pregnancy Rumors Get Started

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So much changes when you have a baby. SO MUCH. But here's one you probably didn't expect: you have one baby, and all of a sudden, everything you say makes people think you're pregnant again.

Have you noticed this? It's as if having a baby has awakened the world to your fertile nature, and now they expect you to be popping out babies every time they turn around. I'm one of those one and done moms (hey, to each her own), so the truth of it is, I will never be pregnant again. But no matter how many times I've said this to my friends and family, no one believes me.

In fact, I've found there are sayings I have to avoid entirely because when you're a woman of a certain age, especially a woman of a certain age who already has a kid, saying ANY of them will start the rumor mill churning with news of your impending pregnancy:

1. My pants are getting tight. So it's a food baby after eating out at your favorite restaurant with your girlfriends, but everyone on Facebook is already suggesting names.

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2. Ugh, I threw up this morning. You think it was bad Mexican; they think it's morning sickness. 

3. My hair hasn't been this full since I was pregnant! Never use the words "since I was pregnant," because you're just begging people to ask if you are again.

4. I cried when I dropped a book on my toe this morning. What? You have actual emotions? There must be a bun in that oven. Rein it in darling. Rein it in.

5. I love this photo because my boobs look good. It could be the bra, but all the girls are gabbing about the real reason behind the swell in your girls.

6. No wine for me tonight. You can say it's because you're driving, but no one really believes you.

7. I'm sooooo tired. It couldn't be because you're running after a toddler, could it? It MUST mean your body is building a babe.

8. OMG, I am CRAVING those Halloween Oreos and a Diet Pepsi. Ladies, you don't say words like "craving" during your childbearing years without expecting someone to go there, m'kay?

9. Why is it so flipping hot in here? You're too young for menopause, so it must be ... a baby!!!

Does this happen to you? What makes the pregnancy rumors start?


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MamaD... MamaDV1012

Women of a certain age, at work never tell anyone outside your chain of command you're going to the doctor. 

Linda Gray

LOL I had this happen to me the other day!!

I mentioned somthing about when I was pregnant with my daughter, i think it was to do with a blood test and my iron having been low when I was pregnant with her and that I had asked the doctor to check and make sure it was all normal again. So they assumed I was pregnant again! No I just wanted to check my low iron was in fact due to my pregnancy not because I am pregnant again!

just1... just1morein14

Never even hint that you might be going to see your OBGYN to anyone at work especially if youre bloated. Also never take more than one or 2 bathroom breaks during your shift. 

Bunhash Bunhash

Any time I even say I'm going to the doctors to my FIL, he thinks I'm pregnant. Last time I got mad he thought it too. Like... I'm a person... I get mad. Ugh.

phant... phantomphan

Go pee twice in an hour and people practically start throwing pregnancy tests at you.

joann... joannawaddoups

I lol'd on the chain of command thing.. that is so true.. just going to medical they test you anyway

Ryans... RyansMommy6407

The fact that I have a six year old and no other children have people asking me if I'm pregnant:

"You're pregnant!"

"No I'm not"

"Well, come on! You're slacking"


Like there's something wrong with me because I don't need any more children at the moment.

nonmember avatar NoWay

Haha. When I first got married, there was a lady at work who always asked if I was pregnant. One morning I was tired and didn't feel well ... I must be pregnant. I had a sore back ... I must be pregnant. Etc. Just because I got married doesn't mean I am pregnant. Fast forward 15 years and I am divorced with two kids ages 11 and 13. I got remarried last year and the questions started again "Are you guys going to have a baby?" Ummm ... my husband is almost 50 with two grown children ... NO! We are now waiting for grand babies. :)

Courtney Cifuni

well i say "no wine for me" everywhere bc I get sick from alcohol so most people who've known me for more than a day realize that me drinking=volcano-like eruptions from my stomach within the first few sips.

angel... angeleyes16

Ive scared MYSELF with some of these comments lol. For instance I never get heartburn unless Im pregnant.... Then all of a sudden I have heartburn? Next thing I know Im doing math in my head, then.... (sigh) relief. lol

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