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What to say when someone says do you know what causes that when you’re pregnant

Clever replies when someone says do you know what causes that to a pregnant woman

People think they are being incredibly witty when they ask a pregnant woman, “Do you know what causes that?” The question gets pretty old fast, especially when you are asked the same question three times every outing.

Mothers of large families have heard it all before, maybe folks are trying to be friendly, and want to start up a conversation but it gets incredibly annoying after a while.

In large centers with an expensive cost of living, women are having fewer children at a later age. Large families aren’t very common anymore, they are in fact are a novelty.

Back in the late 1800s, it would be common to have 9 children, can you imagine having that many kids today with the expectations of parents! No wonder there weren’t any helicopter parents in the 1800s, how could you micromanage 8 kids?

Here are some fun things you can say to play along next time someone asks if you know what causes that.

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Funny answers when people ask when you’re having kids

Check out our funny replies when people ask when you're having kids

All of a sudden at around 28, you will start getting asked the dreaded question, “When are you going to have children?” Really, your fertility isn’t anyone’s business but your own, so people should really stop asking.

Not everyone has always longed to have a baby, some folks just know that family life is not a path they want to go down. Committing the next 18 years of your life to move in with someone you don’t even know is a pretty big and scary commitment. Parenting is not for the faint of heart, there are some pretty challenging moments raising children.

When people ask the kid question, a few are just trying to make conversation and a lot of folks still think in the traditional paradigm where everyone of a certain age should settle down, have kids and buy a house. The world has changed, people are no longer living the same cookie cutter existence and we have all realized there are many different ways to live.

Next time somebody asks when you are going to have children, use one of our clever comebacks and they will stop asking.

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