People Touching my Belly

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Ashley posted this 19 September 2019

I am 26 weeks and I absolutely hate it when people rub my belly. My mom is all mad I wont let her because she views it as her right to do so since I am her daughter. I hate it when people talk to my belly because I am standing there looking like an idiot while someone is bent over baby talking to my stomach. I just hate it all. I love it when my husband does it but when other people do it it bothers me because it doesn't feel like they are "rubbing my daughter" it feels like they are slowly caressing my stomach and i want to die.

Anyone else feel this way??

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Jay posted this 09 November 2019

I was the same way about it and you just need to let people know that you are uncomfortable

AZ posted this 08 November 2019

Because I hated it too, I used to just stand with my arms clasped at the wrists in front of my belly. It kind of acts as a psychology and physical barrier. People have to really think about it to touch around your arms. 

Christy posted this 07 November 2019

Yes, I feel this way too! It's so awful and annoying! I feel bad because I know it's "normal" for people to rub bellies and they probably don't mean anything by it, BUT I'm already feeling so uncomfortable in my own skin...I just want space and no one touching me!

Dee posted this 07 November 2019

Me personally I was okay with people touching my stomach.  The only person who really freaked me out was my ex-mother in law.  She come up and rub my stomach and was like obsessed with my oldest son.  Sick obsession.  My two other children are from my marriage now, and this mother in law is awesome. I feel kinda bad I was like that, but I dunno she gave me chills up my back. haha. 

Monica posted this 07 November 2019

I'd always get so irritated by people just coming up and putting their hands on me, including strangers. I don't understand the entitlement of others, pregnant belly or otherwise.

Hannah posted this 06 November 2019

Just let them know that it bothers you and ask them not to do that. Maybe if the baby is kicking let them feel it every once in a while instead of just sitting around touching and rubbing on you. 

Eliza posted this 06 November 2019

My sister would constantly slap (not hard just a light swat away) when anyone would ever try to touch her stomach without asking. I'm planning on following suit, I've already had people reach out when I tel them I am pregnant, I"m not even shwoing!

Emily posted this 06 November 2019

You can tell them not to if it makes you that uncomfortable. I just told people I had to pee or something and came back and started a conversation right away changed the subject

Christine posted this 05 November 2019

I just always let them.  I was too young and shy to tell them not to.  It really didn't happen too much and I never minded because I was happy to be pregnant.

Marilyn posted this 05 November 2019

I haven't experienced this yet.  I think I give off the vibe of having a personal space issue.  I can't stand close talkers and I generally back people up with just my body language.  It is not exactly inviting and that is ok by me.  I stand tall and kind of step back when people encroach on my space.  They get it sooner or later. Or I just tell them "PERSONAL SPACE"

Amy posted this 03 November 2019

I never minded it with certain people, but I certainly didn't like that some people (even random strangers) felt that they were allowed to touch my belly without permission just because I was pregnant. 

Dianelly posted this 03 October 2019

I don't mind when my mom touches my belly. I feel like it let's her bond with her granddaughter and I love to see her face light up when she gets to feel the baby kick. I have never had a random person touch my belly though. That's super weird and what makes them think that it's okay? Haha

Abbie posted this 03 October 2019

I didn't like people touching my belly either!

Alaska posted this 03 October 2019

Its completely normal, it's not fun to have people touching all over you like you're a petting zoo,

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Lydia posted this 03 October 2019

I'm the same way. I had a stranger run up to me in public and rub my belly and it made me really uncomfortable.

Bethany posted this 01 October 2019

Yes to everything you've said. I feel like once you start showing its not ok to not be ok with people touching your belly and it irks me to my core.

Bella posted this 19 September 2019

Yes! I hated it. You have full right to tell them no.

Charlie posted this 19 September 2019

I absolutely felt the same as you! When I was pregnant with my boys I was massive! I didn't want anyone near me but it was almost like my big belly was a magnet. Just horrible.