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25 times people countered unsolicited pregnancy or parenting advice with sass

25 times people countered unsolicited pregnancy or parenting advice with sass

"It feels like the moment you do get pregnant, then you lose your body's autonomy. People start touching you and everybody has an opinion on everything."

When talking about pregnancy and the miracle of childbirth, there's one aspect of the whole thing that everyone seems to conveniently leave out: a person's body autonomy flies out the window the moment they get pregnant. "I've discovered that if you want unsolicited advice, then you should get pregnant," Jaclene Paolucci, a mom, told BBC. "It feels like the moment you do get pregnant, then you lose your body's autonomy. People start touching you and everybody has an opinion on how you should act, what you should wear - everything. The only people who should be able to do that should be you and your doctor."

A couple of years ago, Paolucci took to Twitter to share how she countered an unsolicited adviser while ordering her regular latte at a Starbucks in New York. In a testament to how widespread this annoying practice is, the tweet garnered over 653k likes and has been retweeted more than 71k times. Here's the tweet:



 

 

"What if I hadn't been pregnant? And there are many postpartum women who find it hard to get rid of their bellies. Comments like this can be hurtful so unless someone is having a baby in front of you, you shouldn't get involved," Paolucci said. "People feel entitled and your body becomes a community body. We're in an exciting but scary time and there's so much information out there that can often be contradictory. However, I trust my body and I will make the best decisions for it. What I did find interesting, though, was after I tweeted, many of those who disagreed with my stance were men."

Here are 25 times when people pulled a Paolucci and dealt with unsolicited pregnancy/parenting advice with sass:

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