30 Stupid Things We Need To Stop Saying To Women Who Don’t Want Kids


1. “Once you’re pregnant, you won’t care so much about all that career stuff. It’s liberating.”

2. “Do I miss the ‘me’ time? Sure. But it’s so much more rewarding to lead a selfless life.”

3. “It’s true, what they say: You have no idea what love is until you lock eyes with your newborn baby for the first time.”

4. “Everything takes on new meaning when you’re responsible for another living creature—it’s like having a puppy, but so much better.”

5. “Have you considered adopting? I feel like it’s totally acceptable to go orphan these days, thanks to Brad and Angie.”

6. “Being a mom/dad to little ________ has taught me so much about life and love. I’m a much better person now.”

7. “Will you at least freeze your eggs? Just in case…”

8. “Parenthood is a sacrifice, but don’t you feel like you owe it to society?”

9. “Whenever one of my kids says ‘mommy,’ my heart melts. I can’t imagine never feeling that way.”

10. “Were you an only child?”

11. “Every single minute is such a blessing—even in the beginning, when all they do is sleep and poop and you’re exhausted and your nipples are sore from breastfeeding and your stomach is still fat and your vagina is loose and all stitched up. I wouldn’t take any of it back.”

12. [Whispered, pityingly] “I have a great IVF doctor…”

13. “I’m sure the itch to nurture will kick in eventually.”

14. “Maybe you need to spend more time around kids.”

15. “Having a child is without a doubt the greatest joy in life.”

16. “I’m pro-choice, but I’d never get an abortion. I couldn’t live with myself.”

17. “I know there’s a mommy inside you somewhere.”

18. “Why not pull the goalie and let nature take it’s course?”

19. “Don’t you feel like something’s missing?”

20. “You just have to take the plunge. Trust me.”

21. “I’m sure you’ll get there.”

22. “Procreation is our responsibility to the human race. It’s what we were each born to do.”

23. “Every baby is a tiny miracle.”

24. “What’s stopping you? Are you guys having problems? Maybe a baby will help smoothe things over.”

25. “You guys would make such beautiful babies.”

26. “Once you have kids, nothing else matters. I’m telling you.”

27. “Don’t you get tired of just worrying about yourself all the time?”

27. “Your biological clock is ticking.”

28. “Don’t wait until it’s too late!”

29. “But you’d be such a good mother.”