Apr 15

For some reason, your pregnant friends like complaining to you about their pregnancy symptoms. Sally’s feet hurt. Michelle’s can’t eat chicken anymore. Betsy-Lou is so tired she couldn’t even stay up to watch American Idol last night!

Boo Hoo.

A lesson in sympathy is ‘never complain to an infertile friend about your pregnancy symptoms.’ You would give anything to have swollen feet, flabby arms, and not being able to dye your hair. Sure, you can complain to us but only if you want to hear about our lack of cervical mucus. 

Preggers: My belly is so large. I bet I gained 60 pounds.
You: My belly is so large. I just gained 60 pounds from fertility drugs.

Preggers: I have to get a needle today! I hate needles.
You: I just stuck a needle in my stomach everyday for the last 6 weeks.

Preggers: I am nauseous.
You: I just spent $10,000 on IVF and it didn’t work. I am nauseous.

Listen Sally, I am  not sorry your feet hurt but you may want to complain to someone with a working uterus next time. Pregnancy can be hard but infertility is difficult for a lot longer than 9 months.

(Don’t forget that April 22-28 is National Infertility Awareness Week. Spread the awareness but don’t expect a greeting card from your boss).

8 Responses to “#623 Your Pregnant Friend Complained that her Feet Hurt”

  1. NotKathy says:

    Seriously! We have 8 expecting mothers in my church group. It’s so hard to be around them.

  2. says:

    Amen! I might just use that last bit next time someone complains to me about their pregnancy symptoms :)

  3. Jax says:

    Fab retort!!! Those pregnant cows try to define their moans..but seriously we trump your arse because we go thru so much more for 12+ months!!!

  4. Alexandra's mum says:

    Darn straight! The WORST is when they are complaining when they are like two weeks pregnant. UGH. For me, it’s “complain to someone who has working ovaries”.

    Although, complaining about symptoms is not quite as bad as having someone complain to you about **being** pregnant. That one really stinks!

  5. Andrew says:

    All true. My wife would love this site. Good work

  6. Last summer at a BBQ, there was a huge pregnant lady (carrying twin girls) who was complaining loudly about how awful pregnancy was and how she couldn’t wait to get those kid out of her! I gently reminded her that there were many people who would love to be in her place and told her my husband and I had been trying to have children for some time. Her response? “Well, why don’t you just do what we did? Do a bunch of coke and get drunk!” (I had to take a very deep breath… okay, several deep breaths, before I could walk away without strangling her!)

  7. Amanda says:

    Preggers: I am nauseous.
    You: I just spent $10,000 on IVF and it didn’t work. I am nauseous.

    True that!

  8. Naya says:

    OMG!! You just gave me the answers I needed to some of them complaints that I hear all the time!!