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25 Rude Things Moms Have Heard Upon Announcing They're Pregnant Again
cafemom.com ^ | Nicole Fabian-Weber

Posted on 05/28/2014 10:38:45 AM PDT by Morgana

When you announce your first pregnancy, friends, coworkers, and family members all but pop a bottle of champagne and sit you down and start rubbing your feet. The joy! The excitement! So, naturally, when you tell people you're pregnant again, you're going to get that same jubilant reaction, right? Wrong. Maybe it's because you've been there, done that, but second (and third, and fourth) pregnancies don't seem to get quite the glee-filled responses first pregnancies get. Take it from moms who've experienced this first-hand.

Here are 25 obnoxious comments women have actually heard after telling people they're pregnant again.

Congratulations?

1. "When announcing my fourth pregnancy, my friend said, 'You do know what causes that, right?'"

2. "My sister-in-law asked me how I was feeling during my third pregnancy. I told her I was pretty tired. She said, 'And you're having another one?!'"

3. "You are done after this ... aren't you?"

4. "Again?!"

5. "Don't you feel bad that you're not going to pay as much attention to your daughter now?"

6. "One is easy ... just wait until you have two."

7. "With all the forms of birth control out there, there is no reason why someone should be pregnant if they don't wanna be." Well duh lady ... we wanted to be!

8. "Seriously?"

9. "But you have one of each. Why would you want to mess that up?"

10. "Please tell me it was a mistake."

11. "Are you sure? I mean you just had a baby."

12. "Wait, didn't you have fertility treatment last time?"

13. "God must have a sense of humor if he let your husband reproduce again."

14. "Now you will have to have a fourth baby so everyone can have someone to ride roller coasters with."

15. "It's hard enough finding someone to watch two kids, good luck finding someone to watch three."

16. “Don't you know what rubbers are?”

17. "So who is getting fixed after this one, you or your husband?"

18. "You shouldn't have married a Mormon, because he is always going to keep you barefoot and pregnant.”

19. “My mother told my sister, ‘She’s just trying to get a reaction out of me.’”

20. “With my last pregnancy, my boss told me I needed to have an abortion and get my tubes tied.”

21. "But you already have so many!”

22. “This one better be a boy.”

23. “Kids are expensive, you should have thought about that.“

24. "Again? Y'all need to put a sock in it.”

25. "But you're not married!”

Yikes! What's a rude pregnancy comment you've heard?


TOPICS: Society
KEYWORDS: antibreeder; catladies; comments; heterophobia; prolife; rude; waronchildren
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1 posted on 05/28/2014 10:38:45 AM PDT by Morgana
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To: Morgana

What is wrong with number 25?


2 posted on 05/28/2014 10:41:01 AM PDT by BJ1
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To: Morgana

I can’t imagine saying these things to people.


3 posted on 05/28/2014 10:41:55 AM PDT by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: Morgana
25. "But you're not married!”

That one's "rude"? Sounds realistic to me.It cannot be denied that kids born to an unmarried woman...regardless of how well off she may be...fares less well than kids born to a whole family.

4 posted on 05/28/2014 10:42:22 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Rat Party Policy:Lie,Deny,Refuse To Comply)
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To: Morgana

I don’t understand #1 at all. What’s that supposed to imply? Pregnancy is caused by something else than the usual?


5 posted on 05/28/2014 10:42:55 AM PDT by FourtySeven (47)
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To: BJ1

I had the same reaction!


6 posted on 05/28/2014 10:43:01 AM PDT by utahagen
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To: Morgana

7 posted on 05/28/2014 10:44:16 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Morgana
14. "Now you will have to have a fourth baby so everyone can have someone to ride roller coasters with."

Well that makes sense. And number 25 makes sense to me too.

8 posted on 05/28/2014 10:44:38 AM PDT by pgkdan (ISLAM IS THE RELIGION OF THE ANTICHRIST!)
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To: Morgana

26. Your uterus isn’t a clown car!


9 posted on 05/28/2014 10:44:44 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: Morgana

Congratulations on being pregnant. Oh, you’re NOT pregnant. Oops, sorry.


10 posted on 05/28/2014 10:44:53 AM PDT by Veggie Todd (The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. TJ)
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To: BJ1

“What is wrong with number 25?”

I know what you are thinking and prior to 1973 that would have been a bad thing. Today however, asking that in the wrong way can push a woman, even a christian woman to an abortion clinic. Trust me I’ve read all the abortion horror stories.

I’m not saying accept that people have babies out of wedlock, just saying accept that they don’t have abortions.


11 posted on 05/28/2014 10:45:05 AM PDT by Morgana ( Always a bit of truth in dark humor.)
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To: Morgana

26. Your uterus isn’t a clown car!

People have said this in regards to the Duggar family.


12 posted on 05/28/2014 10:45:13 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: Morgana

About 20 years ago someone looked at my wife and I and said “Haven’t you heard of Zero Population Growth?”


13 posted on 05/28/2014 10:45:39 AM PDT by freebilly
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To: Morgana

I dunno, “God must have a sense of humor if he let your husband reproduce again.” is kind of funny. #25 is spot on though.


14 posted on 05/28/2014 10:45:42 AM PDT by stevio (God, guns, guts.)
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To: BJ1

I knew a woman who was asked if she was pregnant. She was not. She was just fat.


15 posted on 05/28/2014 10:46:18 AM PDT by forgotten man
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To: Morgana

Hmm...this boss should be gone!
And sued!

20. “With my last pregnancy, my boss told me I needed to have an abortion and get my tubes tied.”


16 posted on 05/28/2014 10:46:21 AM PDT by G Larry (Which of Obama's policies do you think I'd support if he were white?)
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To: Morgana

I am the eldest of six. My Mom went through that for the last four.


17 posted on 05/28/2014 10:46:26 AM PDT by left that other site (You shall know the Truth, and The Truth Shall Set You Free.)
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To: Morgana
1. "When announcing my fourth pregnancy, my friend said, 'You do know what causes that, right?'"

My boss said the same thing, on my third - which turned into 3rd and 4th.

18 posted on 05/28/2014 10:46:31 AM PDT by FatherofFive (Islam is evil and must be eradicated)
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To: andyk
I can’t imagine saying these things to people.

I can't imagine caring enough about someone else's pregnancy to comment in any way other than, "Great. Have fun."

19 posted on 05/28/2014 10:46:40 AM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts (Only Liberals can look at an amendment that says "shall not be infringed" and see blank parchment.)
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To: Morgana

Romy and Michelle’s High School Reunion:

Michele: What are you picking on us for anyway? We’re not the ones who got fat.
Christie: We’re pregnant, you half-wit.
Michele: Yeah, well...I hope your babies look like monkeys.


20 posted on 05/28/2014 10:46:57 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Morgana

We had all 3 of our kids in the 1980s when it was NOT In Style to have children. I heard EVERY rude comment in the world. And we had been TRYING to have a baby for quite a while, were in our 30s, had been together 10 years, had been married 8 years.... We WANTED to have a family!

I loved every minute of it when they were kids at home with us, especially Christmas, Easter, Halloween, School Field Trips and Parties! We loved vacations with the kids, taking them to Disneyland for their first time and ours! Every thing was fun again, exploring national parks, caves, beaches, mountains, etc. Yet everyone said the meanest rudest things to us about having children.

I had to cut off friendships with 3 of my best friends because they were so negative about being married and having children. It was supposed to be the happiest time of my life, not the most depressing.

I was able to stay home with the kids and we had disposable diapers and life was FUN!


21 posted on 05/28/2014 10:47:02 AM PDT by buffyt (The only person who is safe in a gun free area is THE MANIAC WITH A GUN!)
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To: BJ1

Exactly.

Having a child out of wedlock might be the normal thing today; but its immoral and bad for children.


22 posted on 05/28/2014 10:49:07 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: andyk
I have a niece who has 5 and a cousin who has 11 and a former coworker has 14.....I am so happy about people having large families and I rejoice..I really do....because folks, SOMEBODY's got to have the children, since we have so many "I don't want children" types running around....

not only should pregnant women get praise, they should get the best parking spots, discounts at stores, etc....

23 posted on 05/28/2014 10:50:31 AM PDT by cherry
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To: Morgana

and our three kids are WONDERFUL adults all in their early 30s. Oldest son is married since 2007 to his college sweetheart. Middle daughter is married since 2010 and blessing us with our first grandchild in Sept. Youngest son is still looking for Miss Right, he doesn’t smoke,drink,cuss,lie,speed. Is more mature than I am! LOL He is involved with a homeless mission in Costa Mesa. He got us to go back to church after we had not gone for 10 years. My kids are my JOY IN LIFE! We just visited with them for a week, and what a joy they are to be with. I adore them in every way.


24 posted on 05/28/2014 10:50:55 AM PDT by buffyt (The only person who is safe in a gun free area is THE MANIAC WITH A GUN!)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

27. Damn. Aren’t there enough ugly people in the world already?


25 posted on 05/28/2014 10:51:36 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: FourtySeven
I don’t understand #1 at all. What’s that supposed to imply? Pregnancy is caused by something else than the usual?

That one and several others are clearly just meant as a joke. The author needs to acquire a sense of humor.

26 posted on 05/28/2014 10:54:05 AM PDT by Straight Vermonter (Posting from deep behind the Maple Curtain)
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To: Responsibility2nd

It’s not having a baby our of wedlock that’s immoral; it’s having sex out of wedlock that’s immoral.


27 posted on 05/28/2014 10:55:38 AM PDT by Mrs. Don-o ("Stone cold sober, as a matter of fact.")
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To: Mrs. Don-o

“It’s not having a baby our of wedlock that’s immoral; it’s having sex out of wedlock that’s immoral.”

True and even worse the abortion to cover it up.


28 posted on 05/28/2014 10:57:06 AM PDT by Morgana ( Always a bit of truth in dark humor.)
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To: cherry
I have been doing research on my ancestry and during the 1800's and before, the norm was for a healthy family to have eight to twelve children.

Mostly they were farmers and so they needed large families but royal families also produced many offspring.

We are more modern and prosperous in many ways, but maybe in some ways we are not.

29 posted on 05/28/2014 11:02:21 AM PDT by oldbrowser (The only way to defeat this country is to turn us against each other.)
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To: buffyt

You are blessed.


30 posted on 05/28/2014 11:06:21 AM PDT by exit82 ("The Taliban is on the inside of the building" E. Nordstrom 10-10-12)
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To: Morgana

More funny than rude


31 posted on 05/28/2014 11:06:22 AM PDT by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: FourtySeven
I don’t understand #1 at all...

It's a joke - my dad told me that one every time!

It's not something a man should say to an un-related women though...

32 posted on 05/28/2014 11:06:41 AM PDT by jonno (Having an opinion is not the same as having the answer...)
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To: samiam1972
You'll want to read this!
33 posted on 05/28/2014 11:07:41 AM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: buffyt; All; xsmommy; tioga; secret garden; WhyisaTexasgirlinPA; Tax-chick

Now, be very, very careful handling grandkids.

Babies are infectious. You can catch them from your husband.


34 posted on 05/28/2014 11:07:57 AM PDT by Robert A. Cook, PE (I can only donate monthly, but socialists' ABBCNNBCBS continue to lie every day!)
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To: BJ1

I’ve actually said that one, and told my friend to marry the father. It was her second child by the man with both pregnancies being intentional.


35 posted on 05/28/2014 11:08:31 AM PDT by Smedley (It's a sad day for American capitalism when a man can't fly a midget on a kite over Central Park)
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To: Morgana

#28. What did you do to get punished with a baby?


36 posted on 05/28/2014 11:10:15 AM PDT by Smellin Salt
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To: Morgana

After going through IVF, when I called my mother-in-law to tell her I was pregnant, she slammed the phone down in my ear. It’s been almost 24 years, and I have yet to hear “congratulations.”


37 posted on 05/28/2014 11:11:07 AM PDT by Excellence (Marine mom since April 11, 2014)
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To: Jack Hydrazine
26. Your uterus isn’t a clown car!

Some appear to be a close facsimile, though.

38 posted on 05/28/2014 11:11:07 AM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: Morgana

After #4, we often heard, “What are you? Catholic? Or sexy Baptist?”

By far, “don’t you know what causes that?” gets #1 - & everyone who says it thinks they are being original - DUH!! I always got them back with, “Yes, & we decided we like it!” Silence always followed.

I always included that my wife didn’t want any & I wanted 5....& we have 8.

Top award for originality goes to a woman, hearing my wife wanted none - “so you are either the world’s best salesman - or the world’s best lover.”

To which I answered, “how about both?”


39 posted on 05/28/2014 11:11:51 AM PDT by Arlis
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To: Morgana
On a related note:

40 posted on 05/28/2014 11:12:39 AM PDT by Impala64ssa (You call me an islamophobe like it's a bad thing.)
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To: buffyt

Being a parent is the best job in the world. The sourpusses don’t know what they are missing. I’m happy for you that your children give you joy and bring honor to you.


41 posted on 05/28/2014 11:12:59 AM PDT by punknpuss
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To: BJ1

My thought exactly!


42 posted on 05/28/2014 11:14:19 AM PDT by MortMan (Avoid temporary variables and strange women.)
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To: Morgana

#25 is actually a good point


43 posted on 05/28/2014 11:14:21 AM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: Morgana

I have used this one before:

6. “One is easy ... just wait until you have two.”

But I was speaking from experience.


44 posted on 05/28/2014 11:14:25 AM PDT by toast
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To: Robert A. Cook, PE

My husband told me he wanted five kids .... my body said two, and preemies at that.


45 posted on 05/28/2014 11:16:17 AM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA
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To: Morgana

...... Worst ones

1. Please don’t tell my wife/your husband!!!

2. Are you sure I’m the father?

3. Don’t look at me. I’m fixed!!

4. Are you sure you’re the mother?

5. Now you don’t have to worry about me getting you pregnant!


46 posted on 05/28/2014 11:16:28 AM PDT by tired&retired
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To: buffyt

That’s the war on women, children and family for ya!


47 posted on 05/28/2014 11:16:46 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: Responsibility2nd
Having a child out of wedlock might be the normal thing today; but its immoral and bad for children.

I would word it a bit differently.

"Doing things that beget children out of wedlock might might be the normal thing today; but it is not ideal for the children. Try to get married if the father is marriage material or if you are going to have him stick around anyway. If he is not, consider finding a married couple who can provide a loving mother-father environment for the child. If that is not going to happen, get the better members of you extended family involved, especially the men."

But I certainly wouldn't say it to the mother's face. She's still at least one up on those who abort.
48 posted on 05/28/2014 11:20:07 AM PDT by Dr. Sivana ("I'm a Contra" -- President Ronald Reagan)
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To: Dr. Sivana

It great to have productive citizens having big families..it may offset the welfare class that seems to have too many. Plus we have extra kids slipping across our borders in record numbers.


49 posted on 05/28/2014 11:28:16 AM PDT by Oldexpat
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To: Morgana

13.) You have a vajay like a wizards sleeve already

14.) how much did you gain last time?


50 posted on 05/28/2014 11:28:42 AM PDT by Revelation 911
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