Don’t Ever Ask A Woman If She’s Pregnant

We’re not pregnant. (That I know of)

Furthermore, you should never, under any circumstances, ask a woman if she is pregnant. I though this was a no-brainer common courtesy issue but it seems somewhere along the line many people have forgotten plain common sense. Absolutely no good will come from you asking a woman if she is pregnant. Allow me to break down the different scenarios that could play out.

Scenario #1: Woman is pregnant. Woman doesn’t want to tell people yet.

Now you have put this person in the undesirable situation of either having to lie straight to your face or tell you she is pregnant before she actually wanted to let this information out. This makes you a bad friend for putting her in lose-lose situation.

Scenario #2: Woman isn’t pregnant. Woman wishes she was.

Way to rub it in her face that she can’t get pregnant when she wants to. Go ahead and make jokes about her womb being dried up while you’re at it.

Scenario #3: Woman isn’t pregnant. Woman doesn’t want to be pregnant.

You might as well have just walked up to her and said “You are fat,” because that’s all she heard. You are a terrible human being.

Scenario #4: Woman is pregnant. Woman wants you to know but she forgot to tell you.

She responds to your question with “Oh yes, I am pregnant, thank you so much for reminding me, I’ve been meaning to tell you but I forgot” -Said no woman ever. This is actually the only positive outcome that could happen but understand this is not realistic. Woman don’t forget when they are pregnant and they will tell you when they want you to know.

I’m not sure why this is such a difficult concept to grasp but next time you think about asking someone if they are pregnant I hope you can remember my words and KEEP YOUR BIG MOUTH SHUT.

This has been your Common Sense Public Service Announcement for the day. Have a great week not asking ladies if they are pregnant.


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58 thoughts on “Don’t Ever Ask A Woman If She’s Pregnant”

  1. Very interesting post!
    Someone on the subway once asked me if I wanted to sit ( I was standing over her, holding the pole, as she sat)…I couldn’t imagine why she asked me… Then she made a motion as to say I was pregnant… I realized the new dress I was wearing had a high waistline and was rather flowy and that’s why she thought it… !

  2. That was a fabulous PSA and I don’t think I want to know what inspired you to write it… Ha! All I know is that I will NOT even ask a woman if she is pregnant if she is in full blown labor in front of me unless she says something about it first!

    First, I was raised properly. Second, I have turned into a psycho after being asked if I was pregnant twice in my life and know what I would have been capable of doing to those ignorant souls therefore am way too terrified of being murdered!

    Not sure if I’m suppose to say congratulations or I’m sorry about you knowing that you are not expecting… So which ever is appropriate are my wishes for you and your wife… You have me all scared now! LOL

    Wishing you a terrific day!

    xx
    Lysa

    1. Ha. Nothing really inspired this post other than I saw someone asking someone else on FB if they were pregnant. But I knew people were going to naturally wonder if we were pregnant since I wrote this so I just answered that right up front. I’m perfectly content with our 4 now, I think my wife wants 1 more (at least). Im not sure how many more kids I can handle.

      1. Seriously they asked someone else via Facebook? That’s an all new low right there! Wow! Some people’s children! LOL

        Yeah for was the limit for me… One more kid and I think they would have had to commit me!

  3. Only a moron would ask a women if she was pregnant, it’s either obvious or keep your mouth shut. Unless she is rather obese and if you can tell the difference common sense would tell you to keep your mouth shut, unless of course it’s your ex wife then you can say what you want LOL, joking joking!

  4. I learned a long time ago not to ask a woman if she is pregnate. By the way, is Carolyn with child? Just kidding, but have you ever noticed how
    beautiful they are when pregnate? Love your posts.

  5. Excellent advice! A group of friends and I were recently discussing this the other day. Some people can be downright rude!
    Thank you for tossing your hat into the ring at the Party Under The Big Top! I hope to see you again next week!
    #BigTopBlogParty

  6. Oh, how I wish people would have asked me if I was pregnant when expecting my first baby! My bump was so small people barely noticed at 8 months. I was offered a seat in the tube for the first time exactly seven days before giving birth :0
    I think you’re right though. I once asked a lady when she was due. Turned out she wasn’t even pregnant. I wanted to disappear, that’s how embarrassed I felt. I learned my lesson and have never asked anyone again.

  7. Haha I love it…just don’t ask!!
    It’s really hard sometimes though as you are dying to and usually so sure but if you get it wrong can be sooo bad ️xx #bigfatlinky

    1. Oh sometimes I am dying to know so I’ll go ask the husband privately or ask some round about question if they have plans for any more children and see if they offer up that they are pregnant.

  8. This is so true! I always hate with a passion when the media are reporting people being pregnant (is she, isn’t she). Generally she is but she probably doesn’t want to tell because she hasn’t made it to twelve weeks. I find it infuriating! I do struggle to tell sometimes though if a woman on the train is pregnant! I remember being at that stage where I was flabby rather than baby bumpy!! #bigfatlinky

  9. Oh I did this at a wedding (in defence I was drunk) and she wasn’t pregnant……oooops.

    I don’t mind people asking me now and haven’t since I’ve been pregnant, was a bit miffed on honeymoon when the babysitter asked me though!

    #bigfatlinky

    1. I thought about adding another scenario: Woman is blatantly and obviously pregnant and now you look stupid for having to ask. Just one more reason not to ask. Thanks for stopping by.

  10. I’ll never forget the time I went out to a concert with a bunch of friends from high school and we hadn’t seen each other in years. It felt like a reunion. Fun times. One particular friend (who was always known as the jolly, chubby fun loving goofball) noticed one of the girls had put on a lot of weight since high school. I was standing next to her, but a step behind. I saw his eyes light up with excitement as he said, “Wow!” and started rubbing his big tummy. I knew exactly what was about to come out of his mouth. I took a quick step back and started shaking my head and doing the “throat slash” No No No!!! He was actually able to catch himself and say something like…”Wow… you.. uhm…it’s been so long. How have you been? What’s new?!?!” He just continued rubbing & patting his tummy like it’s just what he did because he’s the jolly fat guy. I felt like a hero although I’m not quite convinced she didn’t have an idea of what he almost said. Regardless, I saved a whole lot of awkwardness and embarrassment for all 6 or 7 of us standing in that circle. Later that night he thanked me for saving him.

  11. Great post! I would say only an idiot would ask it but I know I have in the past lol rookie moments. Some times we want to share something exciting or a blessing with that person but as you pointed out its not always a blessing so we should be more considerate. Thanks for linking up with us on the #bigfatlinky

  12. Haha, agreed! I actually almost slapped one guy who asked when I wasn’t. I then went home and binned the top I was wearing at the time.

    #binkylinky

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