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Asking if someone's pregnant when they're not

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rebeccacraig0001 Mon 07-Jan-13 09:47:27

Not sure if this is the right place for this thread?? My question is : how sure must you be before you ask if someone is pregnant? Do you think some people ask as a kind of sideways bitchy remark that basically is a way of saying you're fat without having to say it? I've had a few people ask recently, one particular person at my husbands Xmas do who knows I have just had a baby (because her words were "Rebecca, you were pregnant LAST year, did you not learn your lesson") and it's really starting to get me down, especially as I have lost 2 stone and am back in my pre-baby jeans. Clearly I still look pregnant then....
Have you ever asked someone without them being pregnant? How did you react when they said they're not? Or what smart things can I say back, when what I really want to do is cry??

fedupwithdeployment Tue 08-Jan-13 13:35:00

I asked someone once, only because I was so sure she was about to pop. She was't pg and I was mortified. I will never again ask anyone...even though i know that on occasion people have wondered why I haven't congratulated them or commented.

I was once asked at a toddler group if I was going to have any more children. Was wearing a baggy sweatshirt....I said, yes, in about 6 weeks...perhaps this was a tactful way of asking the question?

RooneyMara Tue 08-Jan-13 13:43:58

I've realised after consideration that it's always best NOT to ask - there've been times I've wondered, and thought, what's the possible outcomes...if they are pg then no prob obvs, but if not then it's a disaster.

So not worth the risk. My sister amazes me by looking very pregnant sometimes, she has never had children. I think she just sort of swells up. But if I didn't know better I'd have asked.

RooneyMara Tue 08-Jan-13 13:44:19

Btw I'd never ask in a deliberate effort to insult someone

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