Flushed With Love
Being a plumber has many benefits, like job security and good pay, because the demand for skilled plumbers is always high — so it’s a career that offers stability and growth opportunities. It makes sense that many plumbers are proud of their careers.
What doesn’t make sense is planning your wedding around it! Hopefully, they don’t have any leaks in their marriage. With a plumber-themed wedding, though, at least they’ve got all the tools they need to fix them!
Fun on the Farm
Weddings don’t need to be expensive. There’s nothing wrong with trying cost-saving tactics to make your big day a bit more affordable. Where it becomes a problem is when it makes your guests super uncomfortable, like this family farm wedding.
Sounds like they went for a rustic, down-to-earth vibe… if we’re being nice. However, we’ve got to say that the combination of cowboy hats and porta-potties doesn’t exactly sound like a winning one.
An Awkward Pizza Delivery
When it comes to wedding planning, couples typically sign contracts with their venue to ensure that all the details are taken care of on their big day. These contracts cover important information such as the rental fee, guest count, catering options, and more.
It’s pretty unclassy to see a couple disregard the terms of their contract and opt for something as casual as pizza delivery at a high-end venue. The lime green color choice also isn’t exactly elegant, but at least it’s unique, we suppose!
Flip Flopping Down the Aisle
Flip-flops are truly one of the greatest inventions of all time. Not only are they incredibly affordable, but they’re perfect for warm weather. Whether you’re lounging on the beach or running errands around town, flip-flops are the ultimate footwear choice for casual comfort.
Casual comfort isn’t really what a wedding day is about, though, especially for the bride and groom. One would expect someone to put in a little bit more effort on their big day. There’s got to be a comfy but slightly classier shoe choice out there.
Stay on Your Side
The stereotype that French people are snooty or pretentious has been around for a long time. The problem with stereotypes is that whenever they’re occasionally proven true, it just reinforces them. This was unfortunately one of those cases.
Aren’t weddings supposed to be about bringing people together, not dividing them based on how much money they have? We deal with arbitrary hierarchies enough in everyday life — we don’t need them at weddings, too!
What a Beautiful Wedding
Not all marriages are born out of love. Sometimes, they’re born out of necessity or desperation — like filling a gap in our lives that may have nothing to do with romantic love. That seems to be what happened at this particular wedding.
Asking for a song to be played that’s literally about a cheating scandal on a wedding day is definitely rubbing salt in the wound. It’s very tacky and hard to imagine this marriage lasting very long!
Sundays Are for Sports
Sunday weddings can be a great option as they’re often cheaper, but they can also cause scheduling conflicts for sports fans. Couples should really think about this before planning a wedding on a Sunday during a sports season.
However, it’s also incredibly childish to show up to the wedding in tacky clothes instead of just not coming at all. If this woman was an adult, why bother being passive-aggressive instead of just watching the game at home, since she clearly didn’t care about the wedding?
Chomping Gum and Exchanging Vows
While it may seem surprising, there are still some U.S. states that will allow those under the age of 18 to get married with parental consent. The most common reason parents would consent to this is teenage pregnancies.
Gum has a time and a place, and chewing it while walking down the aisle and exchanging vows is definitely neither the time nor the place. In fact, it’s a really tacky thing to do. Hopefully, none of the guests were people who get really irritated by chewing and smacking noises!
A Narrowly Avoided Cat-astrophe
Incorporating pets into weddings has become a popular trend in recent years, and it’s not hard to see why. After all, who wouldn’t want their furry friend to be a part of their special day?
Sure, it’s usually dog owners who do it — but why not cat owners, too? Maybe it’s a bit tacky, but what’s way tackier is her dad trying to steal her beloved pet! Was it real, or just a very poorly-executed joke that convinced guests it was real?
Lawn Chair Vows
Some people feel more comfortable going for a casual, laid-back wedding. There’s nothing wrong with doing that, but it’s still a wedding, and you’d expect the bride and groom of all people to take it seriously.
It sounds like this groom didn’t understand that a wedding is a special occasion that deserves respect, but to be fair, having it as a barbecue grill-out doesn’t exactly send that message. That must have been one comfy lawn chair.
Here Comes the Invisible Bride
Hunting-themed weddings are gaining popularity among outdoor enthusiasts who want to celebrate their love for each other and their love for the hunt. They usually involve what could potentially be described as an excessive amount of camouflage.
We can maybe get on board with camo-themed decorations, but with a camo tuxedo and wedding dress, how are the guests going to see the bride and groom during the ceremony?!
Waffle House Wedding
Tired of the traditional wedding venues? Try something different! From underwater ceremonies to weddings on a hillside, the possibilities are endless. Couples are opting for unconventional locations to create a truly memorable experience, but some are more unconventional than others.
An underwater ceremony sounds pretty cool, but a ceremony at a Waffle House? Not so much. Sure, we love waffles as much as the next person, but it isn’t exactly the prettiest place to get married.
Rehearsal Dinner Disaster
Food poisoning is a bride and groom’s worst nightmare. The struggle to keep food safe and avoid contamination at a wedding is as real as in any other setting, but with proper planning and attention to detail, it shouldn’t be an issue.
There was definitely no proper planning and attention to detail in this situation. So many people don’t seem to know that mayonnaise is made with eggs, and anything with mayo as an ingredient should definitely not be left unrefrigerated for so long!
The World’s Shortest Ceremony
The average length of a wedding ceremony depends on cultural and religious traditions, as well as personal preferences. While some couples opt for a quick ceremony, others prefer a longer and more elaborate one to make their special day extra memorable.
There are quick ceremonies, and then there’s this. Picturing the bride and groom inside dealing with a “critter” while all dressed up is a pretty funny image, though. Was it a rat, a raccoon, or something even worse?
Dominoes to the Rescue
Finding the right caterer for a wedding can be daunting. With so many factors to consider, like budget and dietary restrictions, it’s important for couples to do their research and ask the right questions to find a caterer that meets their needs.
Before you can consider any of those factors, though, you kind of need to ensure that you actually hired your caterer! A random conversation late at night after a few adult beverages is not a contract.
Bye Bye Butterflies
Outdoor weddings can be really beautiful, or they can be an absolute nightmare. A lot of it comes down to the weather, which is unfortunate since it’s something we can’t control. Those poor butterflies!
That’s the problem with ideas like this. People don’t think about the consequences or needs of the butterflies — they just think of how cute it would be. They should have stuck to natural confetti instead. A lot of butterfly lives would have been saved that way.
Pretty Poor Planning
Sure, it’s nice for family members or friends to offer up their own property to host weddings. It’s low-cost and low-key, which is what many happy couples want. But if you’re offering your property, guests expect it to be nice.
The least they could have done is clean up beforehand! Sure, nobody minded the dead grass, but surely the people who had to spend an hour clearing the yard the day of minded a lot.
With Arms Wide Open
The songs the bride and groom choose for their first dance and entry to the reception are pretty important. They really set the tone for the rest of the evening.
One can only imagine the bride and groom bursting through those flimsy paper doorways, ready to rumble to the sounds of Creed. It’s like they were trying to recreate a romantic moment from a cheesy ’90s music video, and everyone else at the reception was just caught up in the absurdity of it all.
European and Hypoallergenic
We all have that one friend who’s gotten sucked into a multi-level marketing scheme at one point or another. It’s usually those old high school acquaintances who are determined to convince you how great their protein powder or candles are.
Do you think that the reason the guests were all cringing at the extra-long song was because she managed to sing about selling her MLM makeup, too? You can’t put it past people like that.
From Chiding to Childish
College rivalries are serious business. Finding out that your new partner is a fan of your rival team is often enough to completely destroy the relationship — that’s how intense they are.
But regardless of how intense the rivalries can be, they should never be pushed as far as intentionally destroying someone else’s property, which in this case was her dress. That’s not rivalry, that’s childish, and is a bad thing to teach actual children to do.
The World’s Most Rapid Divorce
Sure, most wedding ceremonies include a line about “‘til death do us part,” but that doesn’t mean that it’s always the case. Many marriages end well before that, and some hardly get going at all.
Apparently in Germany, they say “I do” and then say “I don’t” during the reception. That’s an even quicker turnaround than that one celebrity marriage that only lasted a whopping 55 hours. Why on earth did she marry him in the first place?
A Cringey Procession
“Rickrolling” is an internet prank that started out as tricking someone into clicking a hyperlink that leads them to the music video for Rick Astley’s 1987 hit song “Never Gonna Give You Up”, and quickly grew to real-life situations.
While this is cringy, we’d like to think that at least it’s slightly better than dancing down the aisle to the chicken dance or the YMCA, or that one Chris Brown song like in The Office.
Seriously Smelly Ceremony
Some people choose to get married in public parks, and there’s absolutely nothing wrong with that, but one has to be careful about the specific location they choose. We’re not sure that this one was a winner.
Nothing says “romantic wedding venue” quite like a cinder block building that smells like you’re in the innards of a portapotty. And humming “Here Comes the Bride” while trying to stifle the smell? Talk about ambiance!
Smack, Here’s the Bride
If you’re looking for a wedding theme that screams “true love’s kiss,” nothing beats a medieval wedding. From knights in shining armor to flower crowns, it’s the perfect way to say “I do” while also slaying dragons (figuratively speaking, of course).
The theme wasn’t the issue here, but rather the bride’s very ungraceful and uncomfortable entrance. Was there really no other place for this poor bride to get dressed? She deserved better than an outhouse.
Until Fat Do Us Part
If there’s one thing that a bride doesn’t want on her wedding day, it’s to be made to feel anything less than beautiful and loved. It’s supposed to be a special day associated with good memories.
So if you’re a groom like this one looking at making a joke at your bride’s expense, we’ve got one word of advice for you — don’t. It’s not worth making her feel bad and embarrassed.
Hulkmania Is Still Running Wild
There are some things that lots of people are weirdly obsessed with, and no one really knows why. Sometimes, it’s sloths. Other times, it’s obscure celebrities, like professional wrestler Hulk Hogan.
Is it the mustache? The muscles? The spandex? The ultra-blonde hair and bandana? We may never know why people love Hulk Hogan so much, but one thing’s for sure — his fan base is stronger than his biceps, as evidenced by this wedding.
Siblings Share Everything, Including Gifts
Wedding presents are the perfect way for brides and grooms to collect valuable items that they can trade in for something better or cold, hard cash. That is, if one of your wedding guests doesn’t open them all first.
Is the bride’s unmarried sister five years old? That’s the only excuse for doing something like that. Sure, siblings are taught to share, but opening your sister’s wedding gifts is taking sharing a bit far.
The Strangest Location
The cool thing about wedding receptions is that you can have them just about anywhere. Under a tent in the backyard, at a park, or in a banquet hall are just a few options, but some people look for a more creative location.
Why have a boring old banquet hall wedding reception when you can have one at a gentlemen’s club? Sure, your grandma might not approve, but at least the male wedding guests will be entertained.
A Casual Catfishing Ceremony
The great thing about the internet is that it gives us the opportunity to connect with potential romantic partners that we may not have met organically. The downside is that catfishers exist and take advantage of vulnerable people.
Being stood up at the altar is like getting a free pass to join the ‘I got dumped in the most humiliating way possible’ club, but the most baffling part is that no one cared. Maybe they all expected it to happen.
Beware the Bridezilla
Bridezilla — a creature known for its irrational demands, incessant whining, and the ability to turn a beautiful wedding into a nightmare. Just remember, if you see one in the wild, don’t make eye contact.
These poor wedding guests couldn’t avoid eye contact, and both they and the groomsmen paid the price. Being so insanely controlling that you don’t let people dance or eat their meat how they want to is incredibly tacky.
Don’t Toast the Happy Couple
Getting married at a young age is a bit controversial. There are plenty of couples who marry young and lead a happy life together, but often people change a lot and grow apart in their 20s.
There’s getting married young, and then there’s getting married young three times. If she’s not even old enough to have a proper toast, she may not be old and wise enough to make the choice to commit to someone like that.
It’s an Aisle, Not a Runway
A wedding trend that’s become really popular in recent years is outfit changes for the bride. It was born from a practical point-of-view, as many wedding dresses are super heavy or hard to move around in.
Now, though, it’s turned weddings into fashion shows — which is clearly what this bride was going for. It’s pretty tacky to walk in and walk back out over something so silly, especially after your guests have now waited on you for a total of three hours.
Hazy Wedding Photos
We all have bad habits. Some of us eat too much sugar, some of us are suckers for late-night Taco Bell, and others have one too many adult beverages or partake in other more “smokey” addictions.
If you’re so addicted that you refuse to stop for 10 minutes to take nice pictures, then you’ve got a really serious problem. Did the pictures all have gray, hazy clouds behind the wedding party?
Lived Hard, Played Hard
Ah, the early 2000s, the era of juicy reality TV shows that had us all hooked. From Jersey Shore to The Girls Next Door, we laughed, cried, and cringed along with our favorite reality stars. Life was easier then.
Some people are so nostalgic about this era that they even incorporate it into their weddings. The idea of interviews actually seems cute and unique, but the execution was pretty poor and cringy.
Doomed From the Get-Go
Some people get married before they’re mature enough to handle it, and it’s usually very obvious from the way they behave at their wedding and reception. This tacky groom is a great example.
Everything about this wedding sounds like it would be next to the word “cringy” in the dictionary. It also seems like the groom needed to grow up a lot, so it’s not really surprising that the marriage didn’t make it.
Not Even a Thank You
Sending thank you cards after a wedding is like giving your guests a big hug through the mail. It’s a way to express your gratitude for their presence, presents, and support on your big day.
But, there are couples who just never get around to sending them. Whether they forget or they just can’t be bothered, it’s a bit rude when guests spend time and money looking for the perfect gift for the happy couple.
Wedding rehearsal dinners are the perfect opportunity for family drama, adult-beverage-driven speeches, and last-minute changes to the seating chart. It’s all practice for the real thing, which is why it’s horrifying when things go wrong.
These parents definitely didn’t disappoint when it comes to family drama, and didn’t seem to care about embarrassing their son and future daughter-in-law. They really couldn’t put their petty differences aside for one evening to be there for their kid?
When Push Comes to Shove
Speaking of out-of-control parents, when it comes to ruining a wedding, the parents of the bride and groom have it down to an art form. From cheesy dance moves to cringe-worthy speeches, they never fail to embarrass their children.
In this case, it wasn’t so innocent, but rather something more serious, and it’s really tacky for the bride and groom to refuse to stand up for their own guests. No wonder none of the bridesmaids speak to her anymore.
Til Cake Cutting Do Us Part
Wedding cakes are the ultimate multitasker. They look beautiful, they taste delicious, and they’re the perfect prop for a messy cake smash photo. They’re so delicious, in fact, that some people just can’t resist diving into them prematurely.
Considering the whole cutesy “bride and groom cutting the cake” scene that’s a major part of every wedding, the mother-in-law doing this is so incredibly disrespectful and tacky. We can see why the former bride is still angry, but hopefully, she can get over it someday.
The Groom and What’s-Her-Face
An officiant can make or break a wedding, like the conductor of a symphony. A good one will guide the ceremony with grace and humor, while a bad one will leave everyone wishing they’d eloped. This one, unfortunately, was the latter.
Sure, the guests were entertained by his inappropriate jokes and references, but the bride and groom surely weren’t. And on top of that, it’s so unprofessional to show up to an event under the influence! Hopefully, that was his last time leading a wedding ceremony.
Vegetarians Not Welcome
Cutting corners on costs means finding creative solutions to save money without sacrificing quality. Being cheap, on the other hand, means putting your wallet above all else — even if it means compromising on important details.
Intentionally not buying food or table space for your vegetarian guests is being cheap, and it’s the definition of tacky. Did she just have some sort of weird grudge against vegetarians in general that she took out on her guests?
Loads of Uninvited Guests
Having a wedding in a public park can be a beautiful and budget-friendly option, but it also comes with its own set of challenges, like the uninvited guests these weddinggoers had to deal with.
To be fair, if the wedding was Star Wars-themed, the bride and groom were likely chill and playful people, which means the LARPing nearby may have been hilarious instead of tacky. But, no one wants sweaty high schoolers running through their ceremony.
Flashy and Extravagant
Showing off your wealth might seem impressive, but it can actually come across as tacky. After all, true elegance is about understated luxury, not flashy excess. The bride, groom, and guests at this wedding didn’t get that memo, though.
One has to wonder how much money Iron Maiden got paid to be ushers at some bougie couple’s wedding. It seems so out of place for a heavy metal band, but anything goes at a rich wedding.
Who Needs to Dress Up?
Brides and grooms dress up on their wedding day as a symbol of their commitment to each other and to their guests. It’s a way to show respect and honor for the occasion and what it means to them as a couple.
There’s nothing wrong with being comfortable, but this sounds a bit like getting married for the wrong reasons. If he was getting a daddy and she was truly getting a groom she loved, then sure, but we’re not so sure.
The Money-Making Marriage
Weddings can be expensive, with the average cost in the US hovering around $30,000. But at the end of the day, it’s not about the price tag, it’s about the love and commitment shared between two people.
This couple clearly did care about the price tag, though. So much so that they tried to use their wedding as an opportunity to make money off of their friends and family. The gall of it all is pretty impressive.
When Those Not Pregnant Know Best
The number of people that make comments about pregnancies is crazy. Who would’ve thought anyone could go through the entire nine months of being pregnant without at least one person guessing the baby’s gender based on how the bump was being carried?
Who knows why gender would have anything to do with how high the bump is but, apparently, if you’re carrying high, the baby will be a girl. Meanwhile, if you’re carrying low, it’ll be a boy. Guess that didn’t work out in this situation, huh?
What a Bizarre Question
We know that families sometimes have children with different fathers, it’s not that uncommon anymore. It’s nice when people comment on your pregnancy, but sometimes people need to keep their bizarre questions to themselves.
A lady was approached by a woman congratulating her on her pregnancy when she announced she was having twins. The woman then asked her if they had the same father. Number one, it’s not her business. Number two, she might need to rethink that question.
Has the Birthing Process Changed?
People with both graphic and easy births will say they’ll never forget the birthing process. Even those who had children many years apart or had their children many years ago, still remember that day.
We have evolved along with technology, but some people don’t realize that giving birth is the same as it’s always been. Even the children of cavemen were pushed out!
Some People Shouldn’t Speak Their Mind
Pregnancy can be a hard journey for some people, especially when you’ve struggled to get pregnant. For some, it can take years, and for others, the journey can mean hospital stays and ongoing sickness.
For those who struggle to get pregnant, it can cause physical and mental strain. In these cases, you need someone to offer positive words of encouragement and understanding. Unfortunately, some people think a sense of humor is more appropriate.
Not All Music Is Harmful
There’s a wide variety of music available nowadays. Everyone has their own taste in music, from hard rock to opera. According to some, music has the power to change someone’s personality completely.
It’s proven that listening to your favorite music can be calming and uplifting, regardless of what type of music it is. Heavy metal has never been proven to be harmful to anyone at any age, but there’ll always be one person who disagrees.
Anyone who has had a baby before will tell you that you can’t put off birth and that babies don’t wait for anyone. Mother nature takes control of that one. If someone told a mother going into labor to try and hold off for another day or so, they might end up losing their front teeth.
However, there are some reasons women may try to hold off, such as waiting for the father to arrive. However, not all reasons are worth holding off for.
Not Everyone’s the Same
There are things that everyone does in the same way, but we still do most things differently. One thing this is true with is pregnancy and birth. Some parents agree on everything and never curse at each other.
Other parents fight like crazy, even over what color clothes the baby should wear. Just because one couple always fights doesn’t mean the next couple will do the same. No one should assume that everyone is the same.
Some Questions Should Be Left Unasked
Nothing is more frustrating to a pregnant momma than when people ask personal questions that are simply down to individual preference. Not everyone wants to breastfeed; some simply cannot due to medical reasons.
There’s no reason why people need to know how a woman plans to feed her baby. That’s a personal decision that only needs to happen between parents and health caregivers. Everyone else needs to mind their own business.
You Can’t Make Everyone Happy
In some cases, you’re doomed if you do and doomed if you don’t. There’s some truth in the saying ‘you can’t please everyone.’ Doing what makes you happy is the only thing that you can do.
You’ll get people who think you shouldn’t have kids but are so glad when you do and immediately fall in love with that child. That same person will get really upset when you end up having another baby and worry that the first child won’t be happy.
Is There Another Way?
Pregnant women feeling big and uncomfortable when they’re close to their due date is nothing new. Undoubtedly, any woman by this time will be begging for the baby to be born as soon as possible.
The last thing you want is people telling you that physical intimacy is the best thing to bring on labor. Well, you might be happy to get advice on how to safely bring on labor, but there’s a more polite way to say this.
The Wrong Comment
It can be very exciting when you go to the office and see the OBGYN, and they announce you’re pregnant. While exciting, it’s also overwhelming to tell someone you have a little one on the way. All you hope for is well wishes.
Normally, whether you know the person or not, once you share the news, most people are congratulatory and feel your excitement. Unfortunately, though, there’s always that one person who says something so strange you don’t know how to take it.
Not Everyone Offers Congratulations
The first time a parent sees their child on-screen during an ultrasound can be one of the most exciting times of their lives. In some cases, a woman might believe she’s carrying only one child but then discover that she’s carrying twins after the ultrasound. Happy news! Double the joy!
Usually, everyone’s excited to hear the news, but what do you do when someone makes a comment and you don’t know how to take it? Some people should learn to keep their comments to themselves, including those who are close to you.
Mind Your Own Business
There are just too many judgemental people out there these days, especially concerning pregnancy. Does it really matter how old the pregnant woman is or whether or not she’s still with the father? Many single mothers bring up children just as well as couples do.
It’s funny how many people will have negative comments when they see someone young and pregnant. It isn’t anyone else’s business, and there’s no need to be so negative and pokey when it comes to other people’s business.
Pregnancy and Superstitions
The color black is linked to many superstitions, such as black cats meaning bad luck. Only very few believe that black is a bad color and should never be worn under any circumstances.
Then again, when someone tells you that you shouldn’t wear it during pregnancy, whether you believe in it or not, you tend to feel pretty worried afterward. It can leave you with a bad feeling, especially when it’s directed at your pregnancy.
Losing Weight During Pregnancy
It’s everyone’s dream to lose weight when they’re pregnant. Many mothers put on so much weight that they become uncomfortable. As the pregnancy continues, the weight keeps piling on no matter how healthy you eat or the amount of exercise you do.
Of course, losing weight when pregnant often indicates a problem, such as morning sickness or the inability to eat a normal diet. When someone loses weight during pregnancy, it isn’t the best time to congratulate them on that milestone just yet.
Not So Friendly Advice
While it’s nice to offer advice to people when they’re pregnant, sometimes it can be said in the wrong context and done in a way that can scare people. People can scare mothers, especially first-time moms.
Cats have been known to cuddle up to babies to keep them warm, but scaring a mom isn’t the right way to warn them against the possibility of this occurring. Just a friendly reminder to keep an eye on the cat around the baby is all that’s needed.
Is It Any of Your Business?
Something that annoys most pregnant mothers is the fact that so many people feel the need to give input and be nasty about it. Sure, some mothers find comfort in cradling their bellies, so why does it matter if they do?
People do things for different reasons, and it’s surprising how many people add their two cents when it isn’t needed. People do things for reasons they feel they need to, and sometimes that reason isn’t always a happy one.
Friend or Foe?
Funny enough, it seems that many offensive things said to mothers come from those closest to them. Do they not think about what they’re saying, or do they just not care?
When you’ve just had a baby, and a close friend or family member seems disinterested but is happy to make off-handed comments, you start to question whether they really are your friend or a foe.
It’s nice to be told during pregnancy that you haven’t put on any weight and that you don’t look pregnant. After all, no one wants to look like an overgrown hippo during pregnancy, but it’s bound to happen. All mothers know they need to just grin and bear it until the baby is born.
Unfortunately, in some cases, women don’t put weight on due to complications during pregnancy. While it might seem nice to compliment a mother and say she doesn’t look pregnant, sometimes it can be the wrong thing to say.
When People’s Feelings Don’t Matter
Sometimes, people might make remarks about you being heavy during pregnancy and compare you to large animals. It’s completely uncalled for and something no one should do to anyone, pregnant or not. It’s a form of bullying.
The truth is, some people just don’t care what they say or who they say it to, or that those people actually have feelings. It tends to hurt a little more when it comes from those close to home.
What Some People Say at Funerals
There’s a time and place to tell people certain things, and funerals aren’t one of those places. Implying that looking like you’re having triplets is unfortunate, is certainly not the thing to say to a pregnant mother.
Not all big bellies mean triplets. Plenty of moms will put more weight on the stomach area, so it might appear to some that someone is carrying more than one or two babies. Whether someone thinks that or not, there’s no reason to imply mothers are extra big in a negative way.
Not a Walk in the Park
Labor can be intense, scary, and painful. Emotions are running crazy, and the pain is severe. Sometimes, labor can go on for hours before anything happens. Getting rushed into a c-section can be very traumatic for anyone.
There’s a lot to take in. When you’re going through all these emotions and pain, you want to feel reassured the doctors are on your side and that they’ll do everything to make you feel comfortable. While it doesn’t occur in all hospital visits, sometimes, women in labor are made to feel like drama queens.
No Need to Know Everything!
A few people are nice and like to offer you positive and friendly advice about labor and birth. Then, another category of mothers like to tell the most horrific labor stories like they’re talking about picnic lunches.
This just adds to the fear and nervousness already awaiting pregnant women. One common fear among pregnant women is ripping below, especially with their first. Women who mention that this can happen are just plain cruel and nasty.
Don’t Touch Without Permission
A couple of people out in the world go too far when it comes to comments and personal space. Some mothers don’t mind you touching their bump, but others do. It’s something that everyone should ask permission to do but if you can refrain from doing so, then, please do.
Even if you touch someone’s bump, you don’t add comments about the gender of the baby, nor do you put your hands anywhere else. It’s funny how people think they can just do whatever they like. Call security!
A Premature Baby
Premature babies are quite common and they occur for many reasons. There’s nothing good that you can say about a baby being born prematurely, as they’re vulnerable and at risk for many problems, such as breathing issues and low weight.
A baby born early will normally have to stay in the hospital until it’s healthy and can safely be taken home. While early labor means less carrying time, it can also be very concerning. Saying anything good about a baby that was born early is something no one should do.
No One Asked for Her Comment
There’s no doubt that when you’re pregnant, a little time to yourself goes a long way. No harm comes to anyone from playing a few slot machines, as long as they do it in moderation.
Having a day out playing the slots doesn’t mean that someone is a gambler, nor does it mean they’re throwing away their future savings. Funny, those complaining about gambling are often those who visit the slots themselves.
Don’t Always Follow Family Advice
There were times, back in the day, when money was tight and people were poor, so babies slept in a drawer or box. There was no harm in doing this, as the drawers were taken out of the cupboard when the baby was sleeping.
The idea worked well, and the baby was perfectly safe in the drawer. Things are different now. There are proper cribs and so many rules and regulations for cots to avoid SIDs and suffocation. Some advice from distant relatives is helpful, but not all of it is considered safe.
Back to School
As everyone knows well, pregnancy lasts nine months and the baby grows over those nine months. As each week passes, new things occur, and everything is advancing, meaning the baby is growing. A few people, however, don’t have much of an idea about how pregnancy works.
As the baby grows and your abdomen stretches to make more room, your abdomen will protrude more. This process is a normal part of pregnancy, but there might still be a few people who need to go back to school to learn about that one.
When you’re a new mom, things that might seem like harmless advice or friendly information can be seen as warning signs and negatives, as everything is new to you. It’s hard not to take everything seriously when everything is stressful in the first place.
Morning sickness happens during pregnancy; some mothers can have it for the first few weeks, months, or for the entire pregnancy. Some are lucky and have no morning sickness whatsoever. People might be envious, but it doesn’t mean anything is drastically wrong.
Kind of Not Funny Anymore
It’s quite common when men are aging to gain a large hard stomach. It’s also very common in those who indulge in too many fatty foods or drink lots of adult beverages. Quite a few mothers don’t like it when people refer to their pregnant bellies as a stomach that’s the same as a regular large one.
While it might seem funny to some people, this is a common joke that’s been overused and is hardly funny anymore. It’s a comment that many women prefer not to hear.
So Over Those Pick-Up Lines
Oddly enough, something that happens quite often is pregnant women being hit on with the most ridiculous, and sometimes offensive, pick-up lines. These poor women have heard it all.
Maybe if they said they’re happy to do the first night of bottle runs or take the baby for a few hours while you sleep, they might get a second look. That would work better than the typical garbage that pregnant women simply don’t want to hear.
Baby Furniture Shopping
It’s typical to look for furniture for the baby as the pregnancy progresses. Getting everything organized is important to ensure you have what you need before the big day.
From cribs to high chairs and changing tables, going to a furniture store is your best bet to find what you need. Chances are, not everything can be found in one place and you might visit several stores. Certainly, some visits might be more memorable than others.
Not All Advice Makes Sense
It’s so nice when people offer friendly advice about your pregnancy. This is especially true for those having their first baby. In some cases, all advice is welcome. Even warnings that people share with you are important to be aware of.
Of course, sometimes the advice people give you is the biggest bag of nonsense you’ve ever heard in your life. The advice doesn’t even make sense because what they’re worried about isn’t possible to do.
Some Grandmas Forget the Sugar Coating
Everyone loves their grandma. The delicious old-fashioned food they make, their old worn hands combing your hair and telling you fairytales before you go to sleep. There’s nothing better than going to grandma when you need advice.
Nan has been around for a long time and is experienced in everything, and can offer advice on many things – including pregnancy. Well, a couple of grandmas offer advice that’s a little too blunt and without any sugar coating.
Light Exercises for Pregnancy
Many pregnant ladies like to keep active, and it’s healthy in most cases to do so if you have your doctor’s approval and the exercises are light, such as walking and yoga. Many yoga positions require a bit of flexibility, which has been deemed safe when done correctly.
There are some things that no mom wants to hear when they’re pregnant. Light exercise carries no risk to mothers who have a normal pregnancy, as long as they have their doctor’s approval, and it certainly doesn’t cause something so severe.
A Healthy Baby Is All That Matters
When you go into labor, it’s exciting and you can’t wait to meet your little one. You aren’t worried about gender, as long as you have a healthy baby. Most mothers would agree with this sentiment.
Advice and words of good luck are important as you head off to bring the baby into the world. Unfortunately, advice from loved ones can have you thinking twice about what they just said to you.
People Think Up Funny Things
There’s good advice from people when you’re pregnant, and then there’s the advice that makes you scrunch your face up. How do people even think of some of the things they say? Sometimes, you have to laugh at the fact they thought it was so important to even say something at all.
Other times, the advice they give you can send you to bed with your head spinning as you think about what they said.
To Each Their Own
Breastfeeding is healthy for babies and offers plenty of nutrients. Baby formula is modified with the right amount of important ingredients. It does the same thing. It’s perfectly okay to give your baby formula. Not everyone believes this, and some people will lecture you about breastfeeding.
Getting a lecture about something you may or may not agree with, can be extremely frustrating. Sometimes, you just have to agree and walk away. However, some lectures can go to a new extreme and feel more like a threat than friendly advice.
Keep Your Mouth Closed
Getting married is an occasion to get excited about. Everyone is happy, and there are smiles all around. Some people might prefer to get married before or after pregnancy, and others like to get married during pregnancy. It’s a beautiful thing! Some couples feel closer as a family when getting married while pregnant, and why shouldn’t they?
It’s no one else’s business, and those at the wedding should respect the wishes of the bride and groom. Some people are more than willing to say what they feel, even if it’s on your wedding day.
Why Are You Talking About This?
People might seem familiar to you, even if you’ve never spoken to them. So when one of those people starts a conversation about your baby bump, most would think it’ll be a positive and congratulatory conversation.
Unfortunately, this wasn’t the case. The conversation soon turned way more personal than it should have. What people decide to do with their baby’s private parts is their wish, not the wish of a random lady. How rude!
Not an Invitation
Catching up with your mom is always something to look forward to. It can be nice to have a nice lunch and a general conversation about the baby and how life is going, while sipping tea and snacking on a sandwich you’ve been craving all day.
It can be one thing when people interrupt you, but when you’re interrupted by a strange man, you might be taken back a bit. The bad part is when they try to coax you in with the worst pickup line in history. Not all pregnant moms are single, and they don’t all need a baby daddy.
Don’t Always Speak Your Mind
Not everyone will have a big baby bump in the first few months. Some things can make a baby bump look bigger, like if the mom is skinny, a bump is easier to see, or if they’re wearing a tight top that hugs the belly.
Being told that you don’t look pregnant can be music to the ears, for some. For others, it can be a stressor that makes them think that their baby isn’t growing properly or that something else is wrong. Maybe don’t say those comments, just to be on the safe side.
Every mom’s milk production will start when it’s good and ready. Some are early, some are a little late, and we’re all different. There’s even the odd case where milk doesn’t come in at all.
The only people who should be talking to you about your milk production are friends and family close to you and your health care team. There’s no way a stranger on the street should be checking in on anyone’s milk production.
Always Seek Advice From Professionals
It’s quite common for people to tell you their positive and negative birthing stories. It may include stories from friends and family and, of course, some from random people who feel the need to tell you their experiences.
It’s hard to find someone willing to accept home births, as there have always been many negative warnings about them. For the most part, many people have safe and happy home births. Being told horror stories doesn’t mean it’s something to be avoided. When worried, speak to a doctor about the concerns, and don’t go by what people tell you. They’re not always right.