10 Things Pregnant Women Do Better Than Anyone Else


Pregnancy has its downs, for sure, but there are plenty of silver linings to get you through the 9 months. In fact, there are certain things that pregnant women do better than anyone else. Pregnancy perks, if you will. 

Here are 10 things that pregnant women do better… 


1. Command a Room 
People tend to gravitate toward pregnant women - whether it's the maternal aura or simply the belly. Whatever it is, people take notice; they pay attention. And pregnancy is certainly an easy ice-breaker in a crowded room. 

2. Table? Who Needs a Table? 
You have a built-in plate holder, right there on your belly. You're good. 

3. Do You Smell That? 
While it might be a curse during the morning-sickness phase, it's probably the closest thing to a super power you'll ever have. Super Preggo: With the Power to Smell Anything, Near or Far. 

4. Stopping Traffic 
There's nothing that'll stop traffic like a 9-month pregnant woman rushing across the street. You might even find a kind escort. 

5. Restroom Lines 
When you have a human head pressing on your bladder, you have a free pass to skip to the front. Guaranteed. 

6. Here Miss, Take My Seat 
If you can get over the god-awful smells and germ-y people crammed in around you, pregnancy is one of the best times to ride a rush-hour subway. There's usually a kind person willing to give up their seat. 

7. Clean, Clean, Clean 
Nobody cleans as well as a pregnant woman experiencing a burst of nesting. Nobody. 

8. Be Productive 
"I made human ears today. What have you done?" 

9. The Kindness of Strangers 
There's something about growing a human life that brings out the humanity in us all. People held the door for me much more often. They smiled at me as I passed. They struck up conversations - not because they wanted or needed anything, but because they wanted to share their own experiences or just wish me well. The world was a kinder place when I was pregnant. 

10. Wish I Could, But... 
We all struggle with saying "yes" when we really want to say "no," and pregnancy? Pregnancy is the perfect time to throw down the excuse card. Your ankles hurt, you have a registry to build, and you really really need a nap. Use it. Pregnant women can certainly get away with it.