15 Things Not to Say After a Woman Tells You She's Pregnant

LOL 148

Mary FischerHands down, one of the best parts of being pregnant is when you reach the point where you can finally share the happy news with others. Keeping such an exciting secret is so tough, and that's why it's so much fun to finally shout "I'm pregnant!" from the rooftops and see all of the happy reactions from family and friends.

But sometimes we don't exactly get the over-the-top ecstatic response that we're expecting -- or at least I definitely didn't from one very important person. My own grandfather made me feel like total crap after I broke the news to him over the phone. (Yes, as much as I love him, I'm still annoyed seven years later.)

Soooo -- want to know what dear old Gramps said to me? After I blurted out, "I'm pregnant!" his exact words were:

"Oh. I guess you're trying to make me feel older."

I don't remember what my response to him was after hearing that comment -- but I do know I felt as though he'd burst my bubble. I know he didn't mean any harm or anything like that, but his words were still a total buzz kill. (And I'll never forget them.)

More from The Stir: 5 Hilarious & Heartwarming Reactions to Pregnancy Announcements (VIDEOS)

But there are plenty of other things no pregnant woman ever wants to hear after sharing her big news -- such as anything similar to these 15 comments.

1. "Is it mine? Oh, really? Are you sure?"

2. "Time to break out the fat clothes!"

3. "Well, I guess your life is officially over then ... [followed by bouts of uncontrollable laughter]."

4. "Does this mean you're going to quit your job?"

5. "Gee. I guess you & the hubby were REALLY busy on your honeymoon."

6. "WHAT?! How could you let something like this happen?"

7. "Are you NUTS? You're way too young/old to have a baby!"

8. "Huh. Have you told the father yet? Do you think he'll be ok with it?"

9. "Do you even know who the father is?"

10. "Ok -- so when are you two getting married, then?"

11. "How do you think you're going to afford a kid on your salary?"

12. "When your father hears about this, he's going to lose his mind."

13. "Oh no! Did the condom break? What are you going to do?!"

14. "Ugh! Does this mean you can't drink with me anymore? Thanks a lot."

15. "I wondered why you've been looking so rough lately."

Did you get any bad reactions when you announced your pregnancy?


Image via Mary Fischer

emotions, the pregnant life


To add a comment, please log in with

Use Your CafeMom Profile

Join CafeMom or Log in to your CafeMom account. CafeMom members can keep track of their comments.

Join CafeMom or Log in to your CafeMom account. CafeMom members can keep track of their comments.

Comment As a Guest

Guest comments are moderated and will not appear immediately.

Prett... PrettyGirlMyers

When I told my dad I was pregnant with my daughter, he said "this world is no place to bring a child". Not really the response I was looking for, considering I was pregnant and planned to stay that way!

femal... femaleMIKE

your grandfathers comment wasn't that bad.  He's an older man.  They don't know what to say.

niki_... niki_hubbard

When my aunt and grandmother were talking about my current pregnancy my grandmother scolded them foe being excited. She said we cant afford it, so not to be excited. Um, she has no clue what our bank account holds. We may be tight, but we are not broke. We own our own home. It has an empty room. We have this! That really hurt.

Snipp... SnippityB

I had several "are you keeping it?" comments.

jessi... jessicasmom1

my MIL tops the cake asking me if this baby is a mistake ..REALLY LADY WHAT THE HELL!!  I said Uh No just a surprise for us and love in God's eyes .. such a hippocrate she is suppose to be Christian ,, and mind you this is my deceased husbands mother .. or my daughters grandmother .

nonmember avatar Brooke

Love this article! Ive had four kids so I've definitely heard some crazy things! here's some of them:

1. Omg, why are you going to do?

2. HOW did this happen!?????

3. Well there goes your tiny body! You will never be the same again!

4. You can not afford other kid!

5. You're crazy!

nonmember avatar A

My mom has never been happy for me granted my first I was young all most 18 when me and my husband had him. She cried her eyes out. We waited five years for the next got our educations in the mean time. So I figured she would be happy for the 2nd. No not a little told all her friends she could not believe we were having more how could we! We waited three years for our 3rd who is now 7 weeks old. She just stared at me. It hurts but I have gotten use to it. Counting my kids she has 6 grandkids and as far as I know has not been happy to have one on the way. Though she does see them and loves them I don't understand it.

Evaly... EvalynCarnate

With my first pregnancy I got SOOOOO many of the "So, when are you guys getting married??" and "Dont you feel bad that your baby will have a different last name than you?" For God's sake! We were in the middle of planning our wedding when our daughter made her surprise appearance, so what was wrong with putting it on hold? We had SOO many better things to spend our money on at that point anyway... O.o

Misty... Misty.Dawn

My MIL (ex MIL now) cried. but not tears of happiness. she was crying saying we were screwing up our lives. i was 21, he was 22.

nonmember avatar Missforth

My mother was 36 when I was born. I am 36 now amd she recently informed me that I am too old to have another child. My only child was a surprise and my mother actually said I needed to make sure that didn't happen again. She's not known for her possitivity though.

1-10 of 148 comments 12345 Last