We all tend to be in awe of pregnant women, and understandably so, they are in the middle of making a life.
And sometimes we say stupid things when we are awestruck. Which puts a lot of expecting mothers in uncomfortable and downright annoying situations. So perhaps we should be a bit more mindful of our words and let pregnant women create life in peace.
1. “Umeamua kuzaa”
Well… when you are pregnant there isn’t much of a choice in the birthing of this child.
2. “Wacha zako mbona hukutumia condom, ulitaka utamu ehee vumilia basi.”
Pregnancy is not a punishment for sex.
3. “How do you sleep?”
With my eyes closed.
4. “Unakaa umechoka!”
Growing a human is not easy, literally a miracle. A woman’s entire physiology is working round the clock to grow a person! Plus telling someone they look tired is a little rude.
5. “Another one….isn’t it a bit too early second born ako how old?”
Why are you taking medicine for a headache that is not yours?
6. “Family planning zilipanda bei?”
Yes so logically opted for the cheaper option, having kids.
7. “Ambia mzee congrats kwa kazi poa.”
It’s kind of a joint venture and only one person is gestating the child.
Perhaps we should all be more considerate when speaking to pregnant women leave it at congrats, keep it short and sweet.