What not to say to a past-due pregnant woman

by Ginger on August 31, 2009

in Mom Thoughts, Oh Baby!

Some things you might not want to hear when you’ve gone past your due date with no signs of labor coming soon:

  1. This heat wave is supposed to last another 4 days!
  2. Are you sure the baby’s ok? Because my sister went past her due date and (fill in horror story here).
  3. Don’t you wish you hadn’t gone on maternity leave yet, now that you’re just wasting it sitting around waiting?
  4. No really, are you sure the baby’s ok? Another lady I know went past her due date and (fill in different horror story here).
  5. I bet you’re REALLY cranky *hahahaha*
  6. My friend went 3 weeks past her due date!
  7. You do know that late babies can be in danger, right? It’s called…failure to thrive or something like that? But I’m sure he’s FINE.
  8. At least you get a few more days of sleep.

As always, more lists can be found over at Anna’s at abdpbt!

Alexis August 31, 2009 at 10:41 am

I’m really sorry you have to wait. 40 weeks is plenty! For what it is worth, I went past my due date and it all was just fine. I am sure you will be too. My only suggestion: ice cream. No medical reason, just it is cold and it is a mood elevator.

Best wishes since that little one will still be here before you know it, and it will be great.

Katherine August 31, 2009 at 9:41 am

Nope, you don’t seem cranky at all.

abdpbt August 31, 2009 at 11:53 am

Sucks you have to wait, but it’s totally normal, especially with a first baby. Here’s to hoping he gets here soon!

Tim G August 31, 2009 at 5:59 pm

…choosing to say nothing…. (probably safest that way)

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