Along with swollen ankles, a changing body and, you know, carrying round a human baby, pregnant women have another thing to deal with – comments from strangers.
Whether they’re curious questions, well-meaning remarks or just unnecessary observations, Dallas-based photographer Jill Krause has had enough.
The pregnant 35 year old was doing her grocery shopping when she was approached by a total stranger who asked about her due date.
She quickly responded “Mid December” then turned around.
He then replied with what Krause described as “with a tone of superiority”, “Damn. You SURE it’s not twins?”.
“It’s clear he was set on saying that to me all along. Make no mistake, there was nothing kind about this exchange,” she wrote in a post on her blog Baby Rabies.
Arguing that pregnancy seems to be the only human condition in which strangers feel they have a right to comment on the state of a pregnant woman’s body, Krause has a PSA for anyone who’s considering doing the same.
I’ve officially reached the “feeling very pregnant” stage. Oh, and I’m sharing some pregnancy symptoms that might not be such common knowledge on the blog today. Like, if you suddenly find you can’t stand the thought of your husband touching you, you might be pregnant! So take a test before you get a divorce.