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Real Mom Tips For Telling If Woman Is Pregnant

Real Mom Tips For Telling If a Woman's Pregnant

There's no situation more awkward (and perhaps insulting) than a person falsely assuming a woman is pregnant. Fifty-eight percent of LilSugar readers said they'd been the victim of this situation. One anonymous LilSugar reader commented:

I just don't know how people can't differentiate between a baby bump and pudge. They're shaped different. Not to mention, it just seems like common sense to me that unless you're POSITIVE a woman is pregnant, you shouldn't comment on her pregnancy. This means she's either hugely with child, or she told you she was pregnant. Why would you just guess that someone is pregnant?

Most women cited that unflattering clothes, weight gain, and ignorance were to blame, but a BBC News article has some tips from moms on how to tell the difference. They said heavy breathing, belly rubbing, shoe style, and reading materials were all good indicators. How can you tell if a woman's expecting?

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LadyAngel89 LadyAngel89 6 years
There are a lot of indicators that are pretty good, but none of them can be ONLY attributed to pregnancy. Mine was my 7,564 trips to the restroom everyday at work. And my constant snacking on triscuits to counteract my morning sickness that got worse when I wasn't eating. But still even when I quit smoking for the pregnancy, no one assumed. And I appreciated it.
Chrstne Chrstne 6 years
I would never mention someone's pregnancy unless they were obviously ready to pop, or they had told me themselves that they were expecting. However, I'm very good at predicting engagements/pregnancies. I have never mentioned it aloud whenever I get the feeling, though. So far, I have been right on all occasions. It's usually in something subtle they say or a certain behavior that leads me to suspect. I'm not an idiot though, so unless I'm about 100% sure, I will not say a word.
Girl-Jen Girl-Jen 6 years
The way my work friends started noticing my pregnancy was when I volunteered to be the designated driver for our happy hours.
runningesq runningesq 6 years
I meant exactly to jennibean :)
runningesq runningesq 6 years
Exactly! And shoe style? I'm 5 mo pregnant and still wearing heels !
jenni5 jenni5 6 years
Don't ever assume and wait till the woman tells you!
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