Pregnant and formerly pregnant friends have warned me that everyone will touch or rub or pat your belly.
I didn't think complete strangers would invade my personal space and just touch my pregnant stomach. But they do.
People I work with, that I barely talk to, are touching my swollen abdomen. It's weird.
If we've hugged in the past, then I'm OK with you reaching out for my belly. If you are family, then you have the green light. That relationship has been established. I trust you and aren't jumpy if you touch me. But if we are just acquaintances or strangers, please ask first. I'll most likely say yes. But at least I won't be taken by surprise!
Christian + Photography
7 years ago