People have an annoying habit of asking pregnant people the most personal questions, as if your right to privacy disappears when you become "host" to a fetus in your uterus. You have to develop a thick skin, or in my case, a thick skin and a few snarky comebacks for when questions cross the line into the realm of "that's too personal," or "none of your business." Because, honestly, I've found there are so many infuriating questions people will ask you about your body when you're pregnant
Pregnancy feels like open season on your body and its inhabitant. During my pregnancies, as soon as I started to show, people asked me questions like "How much weight have you gained?" "How far along are you?" and even, "Do you plan to breastfeed?" I mean, I get that pregnancy is exciting, but what makes people lose their filters and respect for pregnant people's privacy? Why all the questions about their body, their pregnancy, their parenting plans and even how their baby was conceived? WTAF?
(See also: "Can I touch you?" No, stranger that I just met, please step back outside my personal space bubble, thank you very much.)
I often wonder if they would ask me these kinds of questions if I wasn't pregnant. The answer? Unless said person is a total creep, is likely no. So why do people think it's OK to say these things to pregnant people? I think it has to do with our misogynistic society that often tries to control women's bodies. It makes me feel like I am a character in The Handmaid's Tale. *shudders*