“Wow, you’re really big now! Sorry, I’m not sure if I’m supposed to say that.”

 

My friend looked at me for some kind of reassurance, but all I could muster was a wry smile.

 

“You’re big” is just one of the many, many comments pregnant women are expected to field on a daily basis, because it seems, as soon as you stop being able to conceal the fact you’re with child, the world has an opinion on your appearance.

 

The trouble is, when we’re striving so hard for body positivity in all other areas, why aren’t we acknowledging that pregnant women need to be granted the same rights – for their body sizes not to be dissected on a daily basis, however innocuous the observations are intended to be?

 

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