Pregnancy Slang

I really hate most pregnancy slang. It just grates on my ears to hear it. I don’t know if it’s because it’s so overused on TV, or if many of the words and phrases are somewhat negative words I used to hear thrown around in high school, (’cause Teen Mom is a new thing, right?), but I can’t stand it.

I don’t care what the popular vernacular is…I am not “prego,” “pregs,” “preggy,” “in a fix,” and I’m certainly not “preggers.” I also most definitely do not “have a bun in the oven!”

If slang is unavoidable, I prefer to go old school: “expecting,” “with child,” (if it worked for the Virgin Mary, it works for me!), even “in the family way,” (you know, just in case I’m giving birth in the 1800s). Those seem to at least have less derogatory meanings behind them, and somehow seem a little more modest, probably because of how old-fashioned they are.

Mostly, though, I’m just going with what it is–I’m plain old pregnant!

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