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The 25 Most Inappropriate Pregnancy Questions

By Lauren Hartmann |

The other day, on The Huffington Post, I read The World’s Most Inappropriate Pregnancy Questions. It was a great post and they were all true, but thing is… there were only six things on the list… six! I know I received more than six different inappropriate questions when I was pregnant myself!

I was sure I could come up with a more complete list, so I decided to poll readers and find out: “What’s the most inappropriate question someone ever asked you when you were pregnant?”

In addition to the questions, there were a ton of inappropriate (i.e. straight-up rude) comments people shared as well. It kind of blew my mind how clueless people can be. As I went through the list, I just kept shaking my head and thinking, Who would ask that? Apparently, a lot of people.

Were you ever asked any of these, or do you have any to add? Let’s all commiserate over awkward pregnancy questions!

The 25 Most Inappropriate Pregnancy Questions

Readers Share: Most Inappropriate Pregnancy Questions

Because being pregnant means people have  right to be all up in your business, right? Ummm... wrong. Here are 25 totally awkward and inappropriate questions that readers have been asked. Some of these blow my mind.


Lauren Hartmann is the founder of The Little Things We Do, a blog about life and adventures in Portland Oregon. Follow her on TwitterFacebookPinterest and Instagram or catch up on all of her posts here on Babble.

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Lauren Hartmann is a wife, wardrobe stylist, and mama living in Portland, Oregon. She writes about her adventures in motherhood on Babble's Baby Channel. You can also find her blogging at The Little Things We Do or obsessively partaking in social media. Read bio and latest posts → Read Lauren's latest posts →

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5 thoughts on “The 25 Most Inappropriate Pregnancy Questions

  1. S.D. says:

    Fun fact: I agree that a stranger asking that is just weird. But where I am from, its mostly Hispanic population. Women, esp. 40s and up, often will ask a pregnant woman if they can rub their tummy (some with a little less tact). Because in their culture, its good luck to rub the mother’s belly. Random things I have learned. The older ladies are not as… graceful, a lot of times.

  2. Joy says:

    Love this! I have four kids — three girls, then a boy (and no, I don’t want to be done yet just ’cause I had a boy!) — and had my first when I was 20, so I think I’ve been asked almost all these questions! Hilarious!

  3. JenAHM says:

    When I suspected I was pregnant with our first child, I went to the store to buy a test, which was mixed in among other purchases. The cashier held it up and said very loudly, “Is this a good thing or a bad thing?”

  4. Melinda says:

    “Babies die at hospitals too.” The difference is that babies aren’t dying preventable deaths at hospitals. For the most part, if a baby dies at a hospital, they would have died no matter where they were born. The same can’t be said for babies who die or are seriously injured during homebirths.

    Using the same logic, people die of cancer, pneumonia, and heart attacks at hospitals too. So should we send everyone home from the hospital, tell them good luck, and then close down the hospitals completely?

  5. Sally says:

    So a lot of these questions are inappropriate, and do not deserve a respectful reply, but a lot of it sounds like the writer is just bitching about nothing. And to me, it sounds like someone NEEDS to question her ideas on vaccinations, homebirth, and eating whatever she wants!

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