Jul 09

Remember when your high school boyfriend dumped you? For weeks afterwards, you thought you saw him or his car everywhere. It’s the same with pregnant women. As soon as you start thinking about pregnancy, they seem to just appear before you.

But when you’re having trouble conceiving, these pregnant women seem to purposely walk by you. You can no longer go anywhere without being forced to see several pregnant women and baby strollers everywhere. It’s like they knew you were coming and called up all their pregnant friends. When you see these ladies, a familiar ache forms somewhere between your chest and your upper abdomen. It feels like your heart is actually aching and your inner voice will think ‘Am I EVER going to get pregnant?’ It sometimes feels like your entire neighborhood is more fertile than your garden. Fertility specialists claim that thousands of women have trouble conceiving, so why then is your entire city pregnant?

For those of you who go to the gym (and I know some of you don’t), never workout during the pregnancy fit classes. Every woman walking by you will be pregnant, and you will not feel better about yourself after your workout. You might as well just get a burger and fries now. But you can pretty much guarantee, there will be at least one pregnant belly in that burger joint.

Make that an extra large fries, please.

15 Responses to “#956 Why are there pregnant women EVERYWHERE???”

  1. Eileen says:

    So true! I always say to my husband "How come everyone is pregnant except me?" He must hear it at least 10 times a day when we are out in public. And good call on the pregnancy fitness class. I have had to change my gym routine around to avoid that veryt thing. There is also this obnoxious group of 4 pregnant friends who like to go to the gym at 7 am and complain the entire hour they are on the Precor machine about how much being pregnant sucks. I no longer go to the gym anywhere near that hour.

  2. InfertileNaomi says:

    Eileen- I tell that to my husband all of the time too. Too bad we don't live closer to each other, we could go to the gym together during pregnancy fit hour. Why isn't there an 'infertile fit hour'?

  3. ashley says:

    They seem to come out of the woodwork when you're trying to conceive.

  4. ChristensenFamily says:

    I live in a Military town… take the number of pregnant bellies in a normal town and multiply it by at least 2 LOL. It's awful!

  5. Wewo says:

    Found your blog today and love your sense of humour and candid-ness! I had my 2nd m/c last week and wouldn't you know it I was attending a funeral on Wednesday and the row in front of me is bouncing babies trying to flirt with me and pregnant women left right and center. c'mon on, really?gotta laugh. Btw – have you thought about making your blog posts into a book? I think it would be a great help to tons of women!

  6. InfertileNaomi says:

    Thanks for all your great comments!

    Wewo- m/c, funeral and being surrounded by pregnant women & babies, glad you could find the humor in that! You're awesome.

  7. Carly says:

    I work with teenagers and you wouldn't believe the amount of pregnant girls I see every day. Even some that got knocked up for the second time. Seriously, they didn't learn the first time? Maybe I should get some tips from them. Ha.

  8. finding_ac says:

    yeah…its even worse when you didnt notice one (when you normally always do) and then your husband does…and then you cant even be safe from them in your church…

    ♥ ac

  9. galnoir says:

    @Carly, I'm so sorry you have to deal with that. Talk about rubbing salt in the wound.

    I've noticed that our farmers' market is like a giant fertility zone. I can't go without seeing a few pregnant women, not to mention all the families with babies and small children. Too bad it isn't rubbing off on me yet.

  10. CD says:

    Going to Target and Bed Bath and Beyond is the worst. It’s like the frickin’ baby brigade.

  11. Jackie says:

    There’s 3 pregnancies in my office! Don’t get me wrong, I’m really excited for all of them. But come on!!

  12. Larissa says:

    I just discovered this blog.. and it’s just what I’ve been needing so thank you.

    I work part time at Old Navy, and I end up spending almost all my time in the fitting room and infant/maternity departments. I’m just a couple shifts away from asking my manager to assign me permanently to the men’s dept. Last week I kept count.. I helped 52 adult customers in the fitting room on Saturday and 39 of them were pregnant women. And of those, 6 were teenagers. It’s killing me.

  13. says:

    I know what you mean. They are just EVERYWHERE! And it also seems like any TV show I’m watching, there’s a pregnant woman or someone giving birth. Seriously? Are they stalking me? Geez.

  14. Samantha says:

    Ohhhh I know 7 woman that are pregnant but I am not. I find myself thinking why am I not pregnant yet? we have been trying for 8 months but no luck? Why meeeee!!!!!!!!!!……………………………………………

  15. molly says:

    Samantha, (hopefully you won’t) , wait til you’ve hit 4 years. 8 months is perfectly normal. A year is perfectly normal. I wish I could give you a hug. 8 months seems like forever when you want something so bad, trust me. I’m sure there’s a lady out there that’s been trying for 10 years that would tell me, 4 years?? Thats nothing, honey.