The video of women in labor did stir up bad memories of my pain during my miscarriage, but I was not as weepy as in the past. I know going through labor (if that is what I experienced) this time will have a different result.
In case you are wondering what to talk to a pregnant person about, here are some ideas of topics to avoid (unless you happen to be their doctor)
- how huge their belly is
- how small their belly is
- how swollen they are
- any horror stories you may have
- additionally, don't touch their belly unless you have been specifically invited to do so (so far I am up to 10 unwanted touches)
Another tip, if a pregnant woman is walking towards the bathroom and continues walking when you say hi, just let her go. If during your conversation, she reaches for the bathroom door handle, let her go in. She has already waited a little too long to head to the bathroom since she was just in there. She was trying to hold off going again so soon. Her poor flattened bladder is about to explode and she would be horrified if she wet her pants in front of you. Thanks for understanding!