Each time I went through my pregnancies, I gained in the neighborhood of 30 pounds. By today's standards, that seems to be a pretty average amount of weight. (In 1965, the year I was born, my mother was only allowed to gain two pounds per month for a total of 18 pounds. She was so afraid of getting yelled at by her doctor that she would often fast before visits. Yeah, not a good idea.) I know some women gain more and some gain less. It is not about comparing. I promise you, Kim Kardashian, it is not about comparing, so don't listen to what people say.
But I will tell you that if I gained 30 pounds, it looked like I gained 100. I carried huge. It was in my face, my arms, my belly, my butt, my chest, just about everywhere. Needless to say, you could liken me to a whale, a house, or an elephant. Yeah, that big. Today's post is about what not to say to a pregnant woman. The first three are from personal experience. The next two are questions that you need to just trust me on -- don't ask.
Oh my goodness! What things have been said to you during your pregnancy that caught you off guard? What should you NEVER say to a pregnant woman?