Pregnant Women Behaving Badly

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drinking smoking while pregnantI remember when Gwyneth Paltrow was pregnant with her second child and it was reported that she was seen out in New York City with hubby Chris Martin sipping a Guinness and ordering what fellow diners thought was sushi. Two big pregnancy no-nos.

Her rep later confirmed she drank the beer but said she noshed only on cooked food, not sushi.

Now saying something to a celeb is one thing.

But what about when you're out and you see another pregnant woman committing a pregnancy sin? Smoking a cigarette, drinking alcohol, eating something expecting women are often told not to.

What do you do? Do you speak up or mind your own business?

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When you see other pregnant women doing something they "shouldn't," do you say something or mind your own business?

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treef... treefroggreen

who am i to say anything? it is a baby.. but i am not going to add to the frustration. an alcoholic, or addict, i would inform authorities. a beer with dinner, or a cig, i really don't wanna start that fight.

kemcl... kemclaughlin

I voted that I would not say something, but it actually depends on the situation. 

Sammeh Sammeh

Granted I'll eat the sushi with fake fish in it and its usually cooked, because sushi doesn't always mean raw fish, but if she's drinking you better beleive I'll say something to her. Actually I do, all the time. Even more so with alcohol because my father was born when his mom was like 5 months pregnant with him in the 60's! and on top of that he was born with fetal alcohol syndrome. So I'm a little tempramental when it comes to pregnant women drinking.

Midni... MidnightKarma

It's not my problem, probably wouldn't say anything

Norah... NorahSethsMommy

If someone was falling down drunk I would say something, but most docs will even agree that a glass of wine or a beer here and there is fine. My doc said the only reason doctors tell pregnant women no alcohol at all is because people in this country are sue-happy. If a doc said it was okay to have a drink and there was one little problem, the parent would blame the alcohol and sue the doc. One drink here and there is perfectly safe.

Cryst... Crystal8327

I dont think any amount of alcohol is safe sorry. I get buzzed very quickly so imagine how the baby inside is affected? They have no tolerance and their brain is not fully developed. Would you put beer in the babies bottle?

FAskew FAskew

I too voted to not say anything, but it would really depend on the situation. Some idiot guy tried to give me a hard time when I was pregnant, and drinking a NON-Alcoholic drink....whatever...

lipst... lipstickclouds

No, I don't say anything. I could be mistaken about what is going on, and even if a pregnant woman is doing something she shouldn't be, I'm sure she already knows better, saying something isn't going to help anything...it will just give her something to bitch about. I assume she knows it's irresponsible and doesn't care, and will probably make similar desisions raising her child. It's a shame, but there's not usually much anyone else can do if someone has decided to live that way.

rachelo rachelo

i'm with lipstickclouds all the way. . . most women know what to do and what not to do. . . and if they don't care, they're not gonna listen to you anyway.

BatGi... BatGirl1415

Definitely depends on the situation. I don't think there's anything wrong with a little wine or beer, but if she was doing shots and getting drunk, I might say something. Maybe not even to her, but to whoever was letting her drink.

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