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Old 23.08.2011, 13:00
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Re: Being pregnant

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Maybe we need a government-issue card excusing us being a total hormonal ratbag during pregnancy, then...
You know, sometimes women are not obviously pregnant and might be asked to show some proof such as in flying or jumping in queue. Some women sail through pregnancy with little difficulty and others have a much harder time and lots of things they'd normally be able to do - standing, waiting in line - are just not possible at that time.

I've never seen a pregnant woman have a snotty attitude of entitlement in public places to these things. The card is simply a way to show proof you're pregnant (if needed) and yeah, to remind people of social graces. It shouldn't be necessary....but I'm glad it's available.
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Old 23.08.2011, 13:37
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Re: Being pregnant

i guess it just depends on the people u come across on the tram.. but i do have problem with people who come and stand or sit beside me (m 32 weeks pregnant) and smoke in my face..usually i would get up and sit somewhere else, but these days because of the sun, if i dont have anyother place to sit or stand in the shade, i really get irritated with such people..i would think that they would be more considerate towards pregnant women or a woman with a small baby..
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Old 23.08.2011, 16:44
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Re: Being pregnant

Not being pregnant or elderly, I am often offered a seat on the bus by younger people.
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Re: Being pregnant

I've had to stand a few times in the tram with a really Big belly and the fact that my center of gravity was all skewed did not help at all.
Now a days, when i travel with my little one, it sort of irks me when there's a lot of empty seats but ppl decide to take the ones where the prams stand. Its as difficult to stand right after birth (sometimes more so) as during pregnancy .
On the upside, ppl have been really nice when my baby cried at the top of her voice in the tram . She is an adorable doll but can create quite a racket.
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Old 24.08.2011, 19:08
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Re: Being pregnant

Well, I had my first bad experience in a bus in Lausanne after all

I was happy when I saw a new 'flat' bus co ing, because they normally are easier to get in. But this one stopped a bit too far from the sidewalk, so I had to do some gymnastics with my stroller to get in. It took me some time, and the doors started to close on us...and then stayed stuck, pinching my stroller with my baby inside!

Believe it or not, the whole bus stared at me, but nobody came to help us! I had to shout to the driver for help, and he came to manually open the doors to let us pass. I mean, people, WTF
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Old 24.08.2011, 22:10
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I hate to make country comparisons, but I never struggled once with my buggy in London but in the 3 months I have lived here i only remember being helped twice with my pram.
Hmmm... it seems I have been lucky, because I live here for one week and today I have been helped two times to get my stroller to the tram. The first time it has been the train with the low floor, so it has been really easy to get there myself (anyway, thank you, the kind young lady). The second time it has been the tram with the stairs, so it has been really hard to get the stroller there, so I am really thankful to the man who has helped me.
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Old 24.08.2011, 22:15
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Well, I had my first bad experience in a bus in Lausanne after all

I was happy when I saw a new 'flat' bus co ing, because they normally are easier to get in. But this one stopped a bit too far from the sidewalk, so I had to do some gymnastics with my stroller to get in. It took me some time, and the doors started to close on us...and then stayed stuck, pinching my stroller with my baby inside!

Believe it or not, the whole bus stared at me, but nobody came to help us! I had to shout to the driver for help, and he came to manually open the doors to let us pass. I mean, people, WTF
Yeah. Brainfarts. I don't really think it is rude, just the fact that it would probably take another 5min for the passangers to actually realize what was hapenning. Maybe 10, in this heat
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