Pregnant women are special and they deserve a seat on public transport.
There are fresh calls this week for pregnant women to wear badges on public transport and it’s a grand idea.
Now there’s an Australian version of the badge, that is coming soon to a bus, train, light rail or tram near you. It is being rolled out and online.
Listen: Rachel Curtis explains how she came up with the idea for the badges.
The new “baby in belly” badge comes after New York City’s transport authority introduced a “baby on board” button for pregnant women.
I wore that badge to and from my work, even during my first 12 weeks because I was just so tired.
It made me feel safe. The badge let people know I was pregnant and gave me permission to sit down during my commute. It also gave others an opportunity to be considerate, and they really were.
When I had the badge on, busy Londoners slowed down around me, they offered up their seats and gave me space on crowded stairwells and escalators.