If you can’t abide the endless brigade of bump-touchers, advice-givers and doom-forcasters, then check out our advice on how to deal with them…
They could be a friend or a perfect stranger, but they have no qualms about stroking your belly, and telling you its too big, too small, too high, too low, as if it weren’t part of your anatomy at all. They will happily inform you that your bottom has got bigger, or your hips more womanly, and predict the gender of your unborn child based on a very frank assessment of your weight distribution!
How to deal with them: Comments on your size from either side of the spectrum can be hurtful and your stock response should be: “My midwife is very happy with the size I am, thank you.” Midwives monitor babies’ growth very closely and if they are concerned about the size of your bump they will refer you. If you are not happy about people touching you, don’t be afraid to say so, and remind them that pregnant women are very sensitive.
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