Victoria - posted on 02/24/2011 ( 18 moms have responded )
I realize that touching a pregnant woman's belly is this HUGE cultural thing. I happen to think it's really creepy and rather stupid to physically assault a pregnant woman. I'll tolerate it from people I actually know (my friend's mother-in-law got me the other day, I don't mind so much since my friend and I are due within 10 days of each other). I also understand kids under the age of 8 being really curious about it. But, for the love of Pete, I'm pregnant- not Buddha!
I don't care that people want to feel the fetus move. It's not always moving and for a long time only Mommy can feel it.
What I want to know is: Why do people think I'm a total crazy for not wanting people to touch my stomach? And do other women enjoy everyone treating their pregnant belly like public property?