My pregnancy body

One of the strangest things about being pregnant has been how openly people talk to me about my body. Not medical professionals, though that can be weird, too, but strangers, friends, and coworkers. Especially men.

“Looks like your belly is dropping!” “It doesn’t look like you’ve really gained much weight at all!” “Wow, you really had a growth spurt over the weekend!”

They mean well. It’s just strange having people openly discuss something so intimate, admitting in so many words that they’ve noticed your body enough to see how it’s changing week by week. I’ve heard a lot of women complain about people touching their bellies without asking, and while that’s happened to me once or twice, it’s the comments that have really taken me by surprise.

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