OB Has Hilarious Answers to Our Most Frequently Asked Questions

ByAnisa Arsenault
Associate Editor
Mar 2017
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You can get the most out of each of your prenatal appointments by coming prepared with questions. But we’re not promising that this OB is going to give you the answers you’re looking for.

Reddit user YellowWoodenTable shared a Q&A posted at her ob-gyn’s office. The questions consist of inqueries we field all the time at The Bump, such as: “I’m two months pregnant right now. When will my baby move?”

The answer, however, is probably not what you’d expect: “With any luck, right after he finishes college.”

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(The real answer: typically sometime between 16 and 22 weeks.)

It gets better.

Q: "My childbirth instructor says it’s not pain I’ll feel during labor, but pressure. Is she right?"
A: "Yes, in the same way that a tornado might be called an air current."

Q: "Should I have a baby after 35?"
A: "No, 35 children is enough."

Q: "Is there anything I should avoid while recovering from childbirth?"
A: "Yes, pregnancy."

Of course, there’s information for partners too.

Q: "My wife is five months pregnant and so moody that sometimes she’s borderline irrational."
A: "So what’s your question?"

While this Q&A could come off as snarky, it’s been incredible well-received by Reddit users; nearly all comments indicate readers laughed the whole way through. And that’s because it sends an important message: It’s okay not to take everything so seriously during pregnancy. Relax, you’ve got this. And we can help.

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