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Belly Fat Mistaken For Pregnancy

Ever Had Your Pudgy Belly Mistaken For a Baby Bump?

Poor Pink. A recent photo posted on People.com showed a slight bulge in her midsection, and now rumors are flying once again that Pink is pregnant. A rep for the singer clearly has said, "Pink is not expecting." The super buff singer is actually keeping her sense of humor about the whole thing and even twittered last week,

"off to the gym. lord knows when this 600 lb baby comes out that I've been growing for 8 years, i better be strong and physically prepared!!!"

I must admit this happened to me in my heavier college days. In line at a drug store wearing a fitted tank top, some woman came right up to me and asked, "Oh, when are you due?" I was shocked and quickly responded, "I'm not!" Did the misplaced question hurt my feelings? Yes. And it also motivated me to lose weight. I'm wondering . . .

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starbucks2 starbucks2 6 years
My grandma asked if my sister-in-law was pregnant twice (on different occasions). Once to her face, once behind her back (but loud enough that she could hear it...) She just doesn't have a filter...
Allytta Allytta 6 years
yes, it happened to me and it came from some random night club bouncer, complete stranger. and he started off with tell tale sign 'can i ask you a personal question?' which is never something pleasant. and then he proceeded to ask if i was prego. i carry my weight mainly in my belly, but other parts of my body are also overweight, so such a thing was a bit ridiculous, but I know I have extra weight and people are not blind. but still, it's on him, he's the one being rude, not me.
socalbeachgal socalbeachgal 6 years
When my son was about a year old, I was asked when the next one is due!! I still had the belly, it was embarrassing but motivating. I never ask if a woman is pregnant, wait for them to say something just so I won't stick my foot in my mouth.
inlove23 inlove23 6 years
I wait until people tell me because I don't want to be rude. I used to have a "pooch" where my lower part of my belly was larger (a few times it looked like I was slightly pregnant because it stuck out more than the rest of my stomach) but luckily I am slowly taming it =) haha. To Beaner oh no! But it's okay, we're all humans, we all make mistakes.
insanitypepper insanitypepper 6 years
I've only had coworkers make comments like this based on my appetite, not my physical appearance. And, much like the skinny jean, the Empire waist is never a good fashion choice unless you are very, very, very thin.
MsTyque MsTyque 6 years
I'm skinny everywhere except my belly and was asked by my bikini waxer. never went back there again!
lilkimbo lilkimbo 6 years
Yes, this happened to me while I was waiting for the bus. The odd thing is that I don't carry weight in my stomach. I pretty much have a flat stomach; my thighs are my main problem area. And then, instead of being embarrassed, the woman said, "Oh, I guess that's just good eating." Oddly, this is one of the more "normal" interactions I've had while on/waiting for the bus. Public buses in D.C. are...interesting, for lack of a better word. And Anon #4, did he just ask if you wanted his seat or did he make some sort of reference to you being pregnant? People (especially men) offer their seats to women on public transportation from time-to-time; it doesn't necessarily mean he thought you were expecting. Or am I missing something in your comment?
divinedebris divinedebris 6 years
No, but I have to be careful because I will put on a top that has an empire waist and it will make me look like I'm a couple months pregnant- I even confirm with the husband and he says, "yeah, could make someone ask if they're rude". I carry my weight in my midsection and I make it a point to stand up straight, hold my core and be mindful of sweet intake. This is slightly connected- when I was younger I had a classmate ask me if I was fat or if it was the dress. I was 5, it was the 90's and baby doll dresses were all the rage. I think she started my weight issues...just sayin'. ;)
HoneyBrown1976 HoneyBrown1976 6 years
Yes, it has happened to me. But, mind you, it happened after having a child.
GlowingMoon GlowingMoon 6 years
Not with my belly (as I don't have one), but with my clothing. I used to wear regular size clothing, and they were really baggy on me (I'm petite). Someone once thought I was wearing maternity clothing, and thought I was expecting. Ever since then, I've been mindful of buying clothes with the proper fit, i.e. buy clothes from the petite line. Also, the junior lines fit me, too.
Pistil Pistil 6 years
No, but I've had friends tell me stories about it happening to them. It's the people who are asking that should be embarrassed.
benheld benheld 6 years
It's never happened to me. It can go the other way too: At work, a few of us were hanging around at the reception area, and a co-worker came by to chat with us. I looked at her and thought, "Geez, she's gained a LOT of weight." And then about a half an hour later, I found out she's six months pregnant. Even though I didn't say anything out loud, I felt bad that I had thought anything.
Soniabonya Soniabonya 6 years
Never happened to me. And I never ask a woman if she's pregnant. I'll wait until she announces it.
juicebox07 juicebox07 6 years
Never happened to me, but I've mistaken others before.
TammyO TammyO 6 years
Never when I wasn't pregnant, but when I WAS pregnant I was accused of being fat by my own mother.
GirlOverboard GirlOverboard 6 years
I had it happen once back when I was about 18 and while I was able to laugh it off (especially considering how awful the girl felt) I was a bit mortified. It sadly didn't get my butt into the gym, but I did cut back on the snacks and improved my posture, because one of the major reasons the girl said she thought I was pregnant was because of the way my hand was on my belly - a habit I had formed whenever I was sitting with a slouch.
lawchick lawchick 6 years
No, but anytime I wear anything loose around the waist, people at work say "that would make a good pregnancy dress/top." Thanks, like that's what I was going for.
Kensington7 Kensington7 6 years
No one has ever said anything to me directly but I always carry my weight around my stomach so I would not be surprised if people have thought I was pregnant. It was definitely motivating to lose weight because I had to lose a lot to get rid of all my belly fat. Now that I'm thin and fit when ever I gain an ounce it goes straight to my stomach so it keeps me at a healthy weight because I don't want to grow my belly back!
snarkypants snarkypants 6 years
hasn't happened to me, but the people who thought pink was chubby are crazy! it's just an unflattering dress!
twinkles twinkles 6 years
This has happened to me not once, not twice, but three separate times, all years apart! Apparently I just carry my weight there, but it's so humiliating. I actually have kind of a complex about it now.
KMattes KMattes 6 years
I work in the same place as my husband and people are always asking us when we're going to have kids (sersiously? none of your business!). But I sometimes see people peeking glances at my belly, so that kinda gives me motivation to not give them anything to see!
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