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Worst thing you can give to a pregnant woman

(29 Posts)
PandaWatch Wed 13-Feb-13 17:51:23

So my DH's cousin came to visit from France and gave us some camembert. Now everytime I open the fridge, not only am I nearly passing out from the smelly feet cheese fumes that are made 100x worse by pregnancy super smell, I am tortured by the fact we have delicious cheese in our fridge that I can't eat angry

Any one trump that for inappropriate preggers lady presents? grin

EmW78 Wed 13-Feb-13 17:53:25

Pack of condoms in the office secret Santa?

PandaWatch Wed 13-Feb-13 17:53:47

Ha! grin

wonkylegs Wed 13-Feb-13 17:54:13

I know what you mean, I got a similar present when I was pregnant with DS + loads of fab alcohol which sat on the side taunting me.
I did see an inspired present the other day though I will be dropping heavy hints following birth of DC2

meditrina Wed 13-Feb-13 17:54:26

DVD of Alien

badguider Wed 13-Feb-13 17:57:10

Bake it - as long as its cooked to piping hot all the way through you can eat it.

My DH announced last night he was "treating us" to a really good bottle of single malt for our upcoming ski holiday - and didn't twig till my face went angry

mildred37 Wed 13-Feb-13 18:06:41

A magnum of Moët champagne, at 17 weeks pregnant. It's not being opened until I've had the baby!

spinaltap Wed 13-Feb-13 18:16:22

I was given a bottle of Bailey's for Christmas by my in-laws. They knew full well I am pregnant and won't be drinking it!

Nicky1306 Wed 13-Feb-13 19:32:04

Yes bake it!! As long as it is cooked all the way through you are safe! Put some slits in it, drizzle with olive oil (garlic oil if you have it ) stuff thyme and slices of garlic (if not using garlic oil) in that slits and bake for 20/30 mins covered in foil/ baking parchment lush! grin x x

ExpatAl Wed 13-Feb-13 19:36:10

Ooh yes. Some fried onions, garlic butter and camembert baked all in baguette. Yum.

LexyMa Wed 13-Feb-13 19:37:31

A traumatic birth story.
An item of clothing in her pre-preg size.

Johnnysknickers Wed 13-Feb-13 19:38:28

Alcohol free wine from my best friend and former drinking partner. Felt like a dig in the ribs. grin

cowmop Wed 13-Feb-13 19:43:45

Not strictly in line with the thread, but my friends sil gave me one of those cold packs you put in your knickers if you've had stitches. Very kind of her, apart from it was second hand and she had "used it loads." Still, nice thought though!

monkeynumberthree Wed 13-Feb-13 19:47:29

Bathroom scales from DBro angry confused Mind you, the following Christmas he gave me six packets of radish seeds hmm so I think he's just rubbish at choosing presents...

vamosbebe Wed 13-Feb-13 19:47:42

Hahaha cowmop, disgusting but hilarious!

marushka82 Thu 14-Feb-13 12:54:54

I guess this is not a gift really but 'advice': you're gonna get really fat. Deal with it.
gee thanks!

DVD of Alien made me lol grin

FoofFighter Thu 14-Feb-13 13:02:47

I think the worst thing would be whatever it was you were craving yesterday... but of course today you have completely gone off sad

SPBInDisguise Thu 14-Feb-13 13:04:53

Ooh yes advice. Particularly involving the words "rod for your own back"

rrreow Thu 14-Feb-13 13:30:52

We decided on a wine cellar for our wedding gift list (we don't have a cellar but you know what I mean: wine as presents to start building a collection). I got pregnant about 1.5 years after that, breastfed for over a year (nothing against the occasional drink, but I went completely off wine and much preferred beer), then got pregnant again within two months... Sooooooo we have a lot of wine haha.

Herrena Thu 14-Feb-13 13:34:31


Not in the spirit of the thread but I couldn't resist....

Guntie Thu 14-Feb-13 17:24:48

A copy of the dukan diet book...

rainand Thu 14-Feb-13 18:33:32

Advice that isn't asked for.

Emsyboo Thu 14-Feb-13 18:43:14

Sister in law gave me a bottle of rose wine for Christmas I was 7 months pregnant at the time so unless she bought it 4 months in advance was completely inappropriate sad

purrpurr Thu 14-Feb-13 18:46:17

Unsolicited advice. Then, when you don't automatically fawn all over them for giving said advice, MAJOR attitude. Grr. Feck off already. Allow me the dream of what being a new mum could be like. It doesn't actually HAVE to be hell on earth. Not for everyone. Not all of the time. For the rest of forever.

Bad baby clothes. Just no. I don't care if it makes me ruder than Satan, I'm not dressing my child like a sack of spuds to make someone else happy. Sorry. Also, THERE ARE OTHER COLOURS BESIDES PINK. REALLY. LIKE GREEN, AND PURPLE, AND BLUE, AND ORANGE, AND OH SO MANY OTHER COLOURS OMG!!!1111123 <breathe>

Bad maternity clothes. Appreciate the gift, definitely, but if you give someone over-the-bump tight trousers, she wears them and feels uncomfortable, the appropriate response is NOT to go out and buy some more over-the-bump tight trousers and get cross when she won't wear them. Srsly. And also, nothing with glitter on it. Ever.

specialknickers Thu 14-Feb-13 19:18:13

A 150 Reiss voucher! I'm a size 14/16 without being pregnant... But really, zero hope of finding anything for a pregnant lady who isn't the duchess of cambridge in there. hmm

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