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That means those women pregnant now are carrying our new Einsteins, artist, criminals and child molesters too. They were all "born". So a pregnant woman flaunting her stomach in a ridiculous manner may be carrying our new Bill Gates or Hitler! I'm not impressed really...carry on
I don't think this really is worth a reply, but for the sake of fairness....you are presenting these laides as mere incubators who should at all times fit their fashion sense within your illogical restrictions. Why? Time has moved on, people no longer link fun fashion to immaturity.

Odile, I like what you wrote about your bro, good for you telling them rednecks off. People don't only stare here but will talk about you, in your presence, even if you are sitting with them at a large table. Or if you are on the phone 2m away, they will talk behind your back, out loud thinking you don't hear them. It can be quite rediculous, sometimes it makes me laugh. When I lived in the boondocks, I had all this "look at her in skirt and heels in winter" comments, people talked about me in line of local Coop, when I was standing right in front of them. It was hilarious. It's like kids, also comenting all the time about stuff around, novelty and all.

It's good to ignore starers, if it's really absurd I raise my eyebrow, give a little evil eye, usually they blush and look away. But, in essence, it is not really considered rude here, just a simple fact the person finds you interesting goodknows why, you intrigue them for some reason...smack your tongue, they will look away, it's fun.
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So you really think that the way a woman dressed ( irrespective of how it makes er feel) will have any bearing on whether a child turns out to be an Einstein or a criminal ? I don't get the connection. What I do understand is that hurtful comments such as your can cause some women to feel ostracized and resentful about being pushed to mask a beautiful natural process. Feeling ostracized and resentful can interfere with the mothering process. These women are not guilty of anything.
I am happy that you have conceded that these women don't have to please you. You are right they don't.

Some people have a real hang-up about other people's bodies. I really wouldn't care if the whole world went naked. These are just bodies, we have them- old, young, pregnant, different shapes and sizes, whatever, so get over it. Clothing choice- whatever they look like, is not a criminal act- it is not hurting anyone. If it hurts you then look to yourself for the reasons.
If I hear any pregnant women being the butt of derogatory remarks, then I will defend her, so would any of my sisters.
Oh dear, you're missing the whole point aren't you? Never mind, I see where this is going. You were born I assume, correct? Well so were all the other countless people in the world good and bad and all that's in between. So I'm stating that "a woman doesn't know who she is carrying. She is the vehicle for the child to come into the world," and that's about it. So the reference to Hitler or Einstein you could be carrying just about anything and the parents are not a concise indication of the outcome either...Yeah, okay vigilante too bad many pregnant women don't feel the way you do since they abort millions of babies every year. But that's a whole other thread...carry on
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I don't think this really is worth a reply, but for the sake of fairness....you are presenting these laides as mere incubators who should at all times fit their fashion sense within your illogical restrictions. Why? Time has moved on, people no longer link fun fashion to immaturity.

Odile, I like what you wrote about your bro, good for you telling them rednecks off. People don't only stare here but will talk about you, in your presence, even if you are sitting with them at a large table. Or if you are on the phone 2m away, they will talk behind your back, out loud thinking you don't hear them. It can be quite rediculous, sometimes it makes me laugh. When I lived in the boondocks, I had all this "look at her in skirt and heels in winter" comments, people talked about me in line of local Coop, when I was standing right in front of them. It was hilarious. It's like kids, also comenting all the time about stuff around, novelty and all.

It's good to ignore starers, if it's really absurd I raise my eyebrow, give a little evil eye, usually they blush and look away. But, in essence, it is not really considered rude here, just a simple fact the person finds you interesting goodknows why, you intrigue them for some reason...smack your tongue, they will look away, it's fun.
There is such a thing as "good taste", I don't care whether you are pregnant or not. We aren't living in this world alone. People wear ridiculous things at times that look totally inappropriate for their body types etc.. and then get upset when they are being stared at. Pregnant women get no sympathy just because they're pregnant. This PC thinking is hideous. Wear what you want, but don't complain if you're being stared at. Especially if you're wearing it "just to show off" a protruding stomach as if no one else has ever carried a child before, that is immature. Pregnant women should respect the nature of their condition, which many don't seem to do these days.
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Old 11.02.2011, 18:45
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Oh dear, you're missing the whole point aren't you? Never mind, I see where this is going. You were born I assume, correct? Well so were all the other countless people in the world good and bad and all that's in between. So I'm stating that "a woman doesn't know who she is carrying. She is the vehicle for the child to come into the world," and that's about it. So the reference to Hitler or Einstein you could be carrying just about anything and the parents are not a concise indication of the outcome either...Yeah, okay vigilante too bad many pregnant women don't feel the way you do since they abort millions of babies every year. But that's a whole other thread...carry on
So now you have switched to abortion. You have already said that these women do not have to please you, they have the right to decide what they wear, how they love their babies, whether they choose to abort or not. These are their bodies, you have no rights over them, even if you wish you did.

One thing that I did notice when I went for pregnancy check -ups was the face of some of the obstetricians, who gave a big smile to the women who wore something different. They seemed to be claiming and celebrating their individuality and not bowing down to the ubiquitous, dowdy-coloured, sensible smock.

For your information each baby in the womb ( isn't that a beautiful word?) is one that has never been carried before. That deserves to be celebrated.
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Old 11.02.2011, 18:53
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Still... if someone comes to me and hit me for it, I'll react back on that.

Hmm. I already felt the urge to hit people in crowds anyway, when I was pregnant! So I skipped crowded places
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Pregnant women get no sympathy just because they're pregnant
I have encountered this attitude here before, yes. I hope you aren't bumping into bellied girls. Nor whacking them with your purse

Ah, friday....time to chill in Lidl and have some family fun trying new stuff to eat. I will definitely smile at people daring to wear creative and original apparel, prego or not.
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So now you have switched to abortion. You have already said that these women do not have to please you, they have the right to decide what they wear, how they love their babies, whether they choose to abort or not. These are their bodies, you have no rights over them, even if you wish you did.

One thing that I did notice when I went for pregnancy check -ups was the face of some of the obstetricians, who gave a big smile to the women who wore something different. They seemed to be claiming and celebrating their individuality and not bowing down to the ubiquitous, dowdy-coloured, sensible smock.

For your information each baby in the womb ( isn't that a beautiful word?) is one that has never been carried before. That deserves to be celebrated.
You are way off the mark on this one. Who says that women have to war dowdy smocks? Did you see the photos I pasted on my other post? Name:  Pregnancy.jpg
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Size:  10.8 KB This is in good taste. And as far as a child "never being carried before" that goes into metaphysics which would also be another thread. I'll just put it this way, the universe is the original recycler...
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Old 11.02.2011, 21:12
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This is tacky....pregnant-please-do-not-show-too-much-figure-o-pregnant-womank-yoga.jpg
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Old 11.02.2011, 21:28
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You are way off the mark on this one. Who says that women have to war dowdy smocks? Did you see the photos I pasted on my other post? Attachment 23502 This is in good taste. And as far as a child "never being carried before" that goes into metaphysics which would also be another thread. I'll just put it this way, the universe is the original recycler...
It's OK- a bit passe very Swiss don't like the pink heart much. This would be more my choice Boring but comfortable


I'd go for a slinky low heel pump.

So you've gone from preaching about women being in your face, to abortion to metaphysics. Metaphysically speaking a baby grows in the womb, apart from test tubes the fertilized embryo is in the womb. before that they were sperm and eggs are you going on to tell the owners of sperm and eggs what they should wear too? I mean after all as you say, they could be carrying the essence of the next Einstein or Hitler. What they wear might affect the process! How much control over people are you seeking?
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This is tacky....Attachment 23503
I think this lady is working out, even if not then its her choice.I think its fine in summer. I don't like the feeling of exposing my belly when pregnant though, its very sensitive. If a woman was wearing this though I would want to seek a peak-I love to see the baby move and the whole belly change shape- so cool!

Prosperity Joy you're really a bunch of fun aren't you!
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It's OK- a bit passe very Swiss don't like the pink heart much. This would be more my choice Boring but comfortable


I'd go for a slinky low heel pump.

So you've gone from preaching about women being in your face, to abortion to metaphysics. Metaphysically speaking a baby grows in the womb, apart from test tubes the fertilized embryo is in the womb. before that they were sperm and eggs are you going on to tell the owners of sperm and eggs what they should wear too? I mean after all as you say, they could be carrying the essence of the next Einstein or Hitler. What they wear might affect the process! How much control over people are you seeking?
The one in the bordeaux looks like a stripper, caught in the throes of pregnancy. Now you're being silly and trying to twist my writings around. You want to play games...sorry not interested.

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I think this lady is working out, even if not then its her choice.I think its fine in summer. I don't like the feeling of exposing my belly when pregnant though, its very sensitive. If a woman was wearing this though I would want to seek a peak-I love to see the baby move and the whole belly change shape- so cool!

Prosperity Joy you're really a bunch of fun aren't you!
Of course its her choice, but it still looks tacky. All of your koo-koo pregnancy preaching is annoying. There's nothing comfortable about being pregnant especially after the 2nd trimester. Frequent urinating, difficult sleeping positions, swollen feet, possible diabetes gestation, unattractiveness etc...after a while the only thing good about pregnancy is after the baby comes out.

As Sam Levenson quoted "Somewhere on this globe,every ten seconds there is a woman giving birth to a child. She must be found and stopped." Its in the so called industrialized nations that women think they're being hip and cool and turning pregnancy into a charade. Intelligent women, drug addicts, creative women, alchoholics, working women, prostitutes they all get pregnant. I think soon they will have to start giving out licenses. LOL Everybody has a right to reproduce, no woman is doing anything new, no need to throw it up in other peoples faces. Dressing appropriately shows a woman has respect for herself and society. IMHO
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This is tacky....Attachment 23503
very funny- you are just winding everyone up-do you enjoy it? Here is the url to that photo Like I said- pregnant-woman-exercising :

http://comps.fotosearch.com/comp/CSK/CSK391/pregnant-woman-exercising_%7EKS90031.jpg
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Re: Pregnant - Please do not show too much figure ;o)

Hi every one
I`m glad to see that so many of you have replied. And some of your answers sure got me thinking... Thanks a lot. Next time I´m pregnant I won`t care about elderlys rolling eyes... I haven`t done - (or been wearing) anything to be shamed of

A nice weekend to all of you.
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Re: Pregnant - Please do not show too much figure ;o)

I agree with Nil. I was so proud to show my belly and got nothing but smiles and positive reactions.
I think pregnant women should feel great about themselves. Of course you need to take care of yourself and you have good days and bad days but you need to keep your head up and be proud.
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Prosperity Joy you're really a bunch of fun aren't you!
See once again with sadness that Prosperity Joy is being made an object of ridicule and victim of "mobbing" for her non-conformist views which, by the way,I see as perfectly valid, in no way provacative and which correspond to my own. The whole gooey, sickly sweet culture surrounding pregnant women somehow makes me cringe and avoid such company and conversations.

Sorry, Musikchick - maybe there is something wrong with my eyes, (I know I need a new pair of glasses), but I have never seen a pregnant woman "glow". Usually, if it's not their first child, they look harassed and worn out.

After all "your children are not your children. They come through you but not from you"
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See once again with sadness that Prosperity Joy is being made an object of ridicule and victim of "mobbing" for her non-conformist views ...
Everyone has a right to hold non-conformist views. Certainly many of mine don't fit in with the zeitgeist, and I expect a certain amount of mocking if I air them. But the response you get depends very much on how you present your views. And I think it's on this score the PJ has become an object of ridicule.
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The one in the bordeaux looks like a stripper, caught in the throes of pregnancy.
Doesn't she look fantastic? There is nothing better than a wonderful healthy pregnant mum-to-be showing the fact that pregnancy is not a disease.

I think the 9 months where you're sharing your body are very worth celebrating. After all, afterwards, you'll have less time to spend on how you look.

Everyone deserves to be able to dress in the way they want and not be judged. From someone you think looks like a stripper to someone who you might think looks like a tramp - it's simply wrong to judge people on looks alone.

I don't know if there is a tone of have and have not in this thread but live and let live, people....
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Re: Pregnant - Please do not show too much figure ;o)

Hi,

I actually think the model in the bordeaux dress is not really pregnant, she has a cushion put under her dress

I think there is a difference in personalities [duh!] and in number of pregnancies.
With the first baby you still have some time and energy [and illusions] to spend on what to wear and how to look. Once a toddler is already running around, you can [almost] forget about sleeping in, chilling out, shopping for heels

Still, the moving of Someone inside your body is really amazing, but this is something you experience by yourself, your partner and maybe some good friend who likes to feel it with you.

Happy pregnancies with lots of sleep to all the expecting ladies
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See once again with sadness that Prosperity Joy is being made an object of ridicule and victim of "mobbing" for her non-conformist views which, by the way,I see as perfectly valid, in no way provacative and which correspond to my own. The whole gooey, sickly sweet culture surrounding pregnant women somehow makes me cringe and avoid such company and conversations.

Sorry, Musikchick - maybe there is something wrong with my eyes, (I know I need a new pair of glasses), but I have never seen a pregnant woman "glow". Usually, if it's not their first child, they look harassed and worn out.

After all "your children are not your children. They come through you but not from you"
Well, you didn't credit the author of the quote, it is from Kahlil Gibran- a book that my father gave me when I was eleven years old.

So here is some more from it:

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as living arrows are sent forth.
The archer sees the mark upon the path of the infinite,
and He bends you with His might
that His arrows may go swift and far.
Let your bending in the archer's hand be for gladness;
For even as He loves the arrow that flies,
so He loves also the bow that is stable.
You took a beautiful phrase, about the bending of the parent's (as bows) being for the gladness of offering up life and turned it into a harrassed worn out bow of a woman in one phrase:

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maybe there is something wrong with my eyes, (I know I need a new pair of glasses), but I have never seen a pregnant woman "glow". Usually, if it's not their first child, they look harassed and worn out.
And I thought Prosperity Joy was a ball of fun!

Ask any man who has naked cradled a pregnant woman in their arms- with the wonder of life between them. Yes it is gooey, sickly sweet, gushingly emotional and absolutely wonderful enough to elicit glowing smiles.
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Am living in a small village. If you walk from home to work in a skirt, you'll get onto the front page of the local paper, and I'm not exaggerating!!
After reading the whole thread, am shocked at the people bumping into pregnant women

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