8 Compliments Every Pregnant Woman Wants to Hear
I loved being pregnant — aches, pains, scares, and all! I had never felt more beautiful than when my body was growing a little version of my husband and me. It wasn't easy at first, to embrace my changing body, but the more I stared at that beautiful bump – the more confident I felt.
Unfortunately, well-meaning, but misguided strangers sometimes undermined that confidence. Walking around while gestating seems to act like a billboard asking every random person to comment on your shape, weight, and size. I was surprised with the comments I heard, everything from, “Whoa! You're huge!” to “Are you sure it's not twins?!” and neither left me feeling like I did on the inside — gorgeous.
I believe every pregnant woman is gorgeous, and while I loved it, not everyone does. If you come across a pregnant woman and you feel compelled to comment on her shape, size, and state — make sure you're sharing a real compliment because we could use one now and again.
Here are my suggestions for compliments that every pregnant would love to hear — I know I would be smiling from ear to ear if a stranger said one of these to me.
1. “You make pregnancy look effortless.”
Goodness knows pregnancy can be a lot of work with all that extra stuff going on.
2. “I love the way your [hair, skin] looks!”
Hormones can do some great things for pregnant women and we want to hear it
3. “I hope I look as great as you do when I'm pregnant!”
Sometimes knowing someone thinks you're perfect helps.
4. “You're going to rock motherhood!”
Change can be good, but scary, and it's helpful to know someone thinks you'll be great.
5. “Pregnancy becomes you!”
An old-school compliment that still holds power today.
6. “You have such great style.”
Style and fashion doesn't have to take a backseat to your baby bump.
7. “You're glowing!”
We don't care if it's the sweat or nausea causing it, pregnant ladies have a great glow.
8. “You are so beautiful!”
A simple, but timeless compliment that makes everyone smile.
What is the best compliment you received while pregnant?