family things to avoid saying to a pregnant woman Tweet Or, specifically, things to avoid saying to a pregnant me. Some women may like it… Oh. My. God. You are ENORMOUS! I reckon it’s a 10 pounder I think you have grown since lunch time. Having a kidney stone hurts more than child birth. (This should particularly be avoided if you are a man) When I gave birth I was in labour for three weeks and ended up having 7,256 stitches. And certainly not… Unless of course you like being stapled in the head, for I cannot be held responsible for my actions. I am hormonal after all. share the love March 9, 2010 By tiddlyompompom #grrr #pregnancy #rant 12 comments Previous Post tiddlyompompom thinks: climate change is bad Next Post getting ready tiddlyompompom 12 Comments Reply Crystal Jigsaw March 9, 2010 at 9:20 pm Excellent post! Made me laugh and definitely be glad that I'm having no more kids!!! CJ xx Reply muummmmeeeeee...... March 9, 2010 at 9:27 pm Aw c'mon…those kidney stones can sting! Great post and I'm with Crystal…damn glad I don't have to go through that again! Reply Paparazzi Mum March 9, 2010 at 9:41 pm It's so funny isn't it. When you are pregnant, people think you are somehow immune to insults when it's actually the opposite! Reply Emily O March 9, 2010 at 10:14 pm Very funny, my baby is 11 weeks old now and I wrote a very similar, grumpy, pregnancy post like this last year. The comments can drive you mad can't they? Especially 'are you sure there's only one in there?' Grrr! Reply Elizabeth Miles March 10, 2010 at 7:39 am Never mind it could be worse. You could be intrinsically big. In a few weeks you will be small again Reply Heather @notesfromla March 10, 2010 at 7:51 am so true, so true! why is it people think it's okay to say these things? silly fools, they deserve a good stapling to the forehead, if you ask me! Reply upthestick March 10, 2010 at 6:07 pm 🙂 go stapler grrrrl. Do you have a special extra large stapling machine for particularly unhelpful comments? I might borrow it to arrange a faux industrial accident at work: the other day my boss said, "Christ! You're ALWAYS eating". This was the day after he said "I notice you've started waddling quite badly ….". *dons the big daddy leotard and prepares to slamdunk boss* Reply tiddlyompompom March 10, 2010 at 7:34 pm I have a bad ass staple gun that I have been brandishing today. I think people have started to get the message… Reply getting ready » tiddlyompompom March 10, 2010 at 9:19 pm […] has been pointed out to me way too many times this week, I am getting bigger, and the baby is getting ready to be born. […] Reply small but perfectly formed » tiddlyompompom March 12, 2010 at 8:06 pm […] All was going well until I got measured and came up short. Apparently I was measuring 29cm (I am 32 weeks and should be about 32cm) and this falls below the 10th centile. My midwife decided to send me for a growth scan just to check that everything is ok. I wasn’t overly worried because a) I feel very healthy b) the baby wriggles for England c) I carried small with our daughter and d) TAKE THAT people who called me jumbonormous earlier this week. […] Reply now you see me, now you don’t » tiddlyompompom March 30, 2010 at 9:31 pm […] of all, Mrs Mad has included my post on things to avoid saying to a pregnant lady in the British Mummy Bloggers Carnival. You should go and check out all the other fab posts on […] Reply British Mummy Bloggers Carnival - Mum In The Madhouse- Mum In The Madhouse April 25, 2015 at 6:13 pm […] has a post on why do people not vaccinate their children Tiddlyompompom give us some sage advise on things to avoid saying to a pregnant woman. Babies who Brunch has regales us with tales on Transatlantic travel with a toddler Nova at […] Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Name* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.