There’s something about pregnant women that makes people, especially men, lose their usually-in-place filters. More often than not, these particular people think it's OK say thingsto pregnant women that are actually creepy. I'm here, however, to tell you it's not. It's not OK, at all.
I’ve heard some completely wild, inappropriate, and downright creepy things while pregnant, especially from men. My body — and its ability to grow a human, expel a human, and lactate in order to feed a human — is not up for discussion, commentary, or here for your viewing pleasure, gentlemen. It’s never OK to comment on someone’s body or to offer unsolicited pregnancy or parenting advice. It’s certainly not OK to do so when someone is pregnant. My body belongs to me and my plans for pregnancy, child birth, delivery, and parenting are none of your business. Learn some boundaries. (And while we're on the subject, please, please, do not touch my pregnant belly without my permission. Like, ever.)
Here’s some of the things men thought it was OK to say to me, while pregnant that were actually really creepy. Consider this a public service announcement of sorts, because there's simply no reason to ever put a pregnant woman (hell, any woman) in an uncomfortable situation because you're feeling boundary-free and chatty. Just, no.