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18 Rudest Pregnancy Comments We've Ever Heard

by Cynthia Dermody on May 8, 2012 at 5:10 PM

frownLeave it to family members, strangers, and friends to pretty much ruin a woman's pregnancy with their insensitive comments. Seriously, what are some people thinking when they make these remarks and ask these questions of expectant moms? We have no idea but we've rounded up some doozies from the CafeMom community, anonymously of course, to marvel at the cluelessness all around ...

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Nice Boobs!

"I bet you're liking those boobs! They look nice cause she's pregnant, but they probably won't after she has the baby." (To the husband of a mom-to-be while they were out shopping.)

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  • Stacey.


    May 8, 2012 at 5:17 PM

    The only one I found really horrible was the one about "It's still early" regarding a 6 week pregnant mama w/ twins. All the others? Stop being sensitive.

  • paren...


    May 8, 2012 at 5:29 PM

    Um.. most of those WERE incredibly rude Stacey.

  • jaysg...


    May 8, 2012 at 5:29 PM
    I get comments all the time. I had an unexplained full term stillbirth last September and now I'm pregnant again. People have no filter. They had none after my loss and still have none.
  • Knm
    -- Nonmember comment from


    May 8, 2012 at 5:34 PM
    You forgot "was it planned?" which my mother-in-law asked when my husband and I told his parents the news...I ignored the question.
  • NatAndCo


    May 8, 2012 at 5:39 PM
    When my grandma found out I was having twins she was talking to my father about it and said "Isnt nature a bitch?" I'm still not sure how to take that one.
  • Rhond...


    May 8, 2012 at 5:41 PM
    Most of them weren't abnormally rude, just kind of obnoxious. Every single woman gets the questions like "haven't you had that baby yet?” while pregnant. Asking if someone is going to breastfeed isn't the height of rudeness, it's just kind of nosey.
  • mompam


    May 8, 2012 at 5:56 PM
    I don't have the patience to click through, but my boss said to me when I told her: "you're not going to keep it, are you?"
  • alask...


    May 8, 2012 at 7:00 PM

    My mom said to me when I told her I was pregnant with my daughter.."I wish it was Angela". Angela is my sister. Then a year later when my daughter was 3 months old I was pregnant again and my mom said once more "I wish it was Angela". Makes someone feel real great.

  • starr...


    May 8, 2012 at 7:06 PM
    Are you having twins?...when you're not lol
  • starr...


    May 8, 2012 at 7:06 PM
    Or "are you sure you're only x amount of months?"
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