We love a baby bump! It looks so cute, and the excitement of that living creature inside it…
Well, it might not be such a pleasure for the moms. Some pregnant women feel uncomfortable and violated.
Viral Strange will list five reasons not to touch a pregnant woman’s belly, even if you don’t mean to make them feel bad.
1. It makes them uncomfortable
All that attention expecting women get during the pregnancy makes them feel more self-conscious about their changing bodies. Touching their belly might make them feel more uncomfortable than you think.
2. It violates their personal space
I know you might feel excited to touch that belly all the time, maybe even hug it (weird). But… Hello! That belly belongs to the woman! I mean, give the woman some space! Do not harass her with unwanted touching, and do not violate her personal territory.
3. It could affect their mental health
Welcome to the hormonal party! Yes… You read that right. The hormonal changes can cause a lot of stress and anxiety. So, do not contribute to their intrusion by touching a pregnant woman’s belly. You might kick a nerve or even make the symptoms worse!
4. You might not feel the baby moving or kicking anyway
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You might need to keep your hands glued to her belly to feel a kick (DO NOT), but that doesn’t happen often. Yeah… You want to feel that baby kicking, but you will probably not.
5. It could even affect their physical health
Imagine someone with flu touching a pregnant woman’s belly with their bare hands. In many cases, the germs will end up in her. That might negatively affect her physical health.
Have you ever felt uncomfortable when people touched your preggo belly? Tell us in the comments.