The openness about pregnancy has really changed over the years. Back in our grandparents day women were expected to hide their pregnancies, not show them off. It wasn’t something that was openly talked about and even the husbands were not allowed to be in the delivery room when all the magic happened.
Fast forward to 2012 and not only are we encouraged to show off the glowing, beautiful bumps, we are all excited to celebrate the changes that are happening. We come up with creative ways to share the news that the family is expanding, there are are parties for gender and arrivals and generally it’s a huge celebration.
Along with all the creativity in sharing the news, there are even more euphemisms for the term “pregnant” — each with their own connotation depending on your feelings about your situation (since, it’s also more socially acceptable to be in different situations). Some of the phrases are totally cute and fun, others make my skin crawl when I hear them. But, to each their own.
Click through for 12 euphemisms for ‘pregnant’ and chime in on which is the most funny and most annoying:
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