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    to those who said maybe I just look fat or am not showing, I know what you mean, but no I do look pretty pregnant lol.
    i agree there's nothing wrong with asking politely but sometimes you get a vibe off people. When someone literally almost knocks you over to get to a seat do you seriously want to then approach them? I find in Perth sometimes the vibe on different train lines or different bus routes at different times of day is really different.
    And sometimes, particularly when I feel plain miserable, it does knock my confidence. So when I have a good day and I feel great I'm like "excuse me please" with a smile and then when I need it most I'm like "oh god I'm not sure I can face this". Ykwim?

    as for the pins in London, they are cute but they don't always work either. Some of the tweets in the article are shocking http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/why-i-gave-...e-tube-1527007
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    I caught the bus up to 37 weeks pregnant and suffered a lot with my back, hips and nausea! during rush hour I never was offered a seat. People would be sitting in priority seats and see me and then just avoid eye contact. I also didn't feel comfortable asking for the seat, Most of the time I felt sick and not up to someone being rude or saying no, I probably would have cried.
    One time I got on the bus and a guy with crutches was in a priority seat in front of me, he told me he was getting off at the next stop and I could have his seat, I moved out of the way to let him off the bus and before I could sit down a young girl took my seat. She had seen me earlier and was also chatting to her friend and still took the seat, the bus driver made her get up and give me the seat before he started driving again.......but it was the only time that happened!

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    When I was pregnant with my first I caught trams and trains a fair bit in Melbourne where I lived. At 24 weeks I didn't even look pregnant so I didn't expect to be offered a seat. However by late pregnancy I definitely did and was always offered a seat. Can't believe that was nearly 10 years ago now 😱

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    There is no way I could tell for sure someone who was only 24 weeks pregnant was actually pregnant. You may think you look pregnant but these people are strangers, they don't know your normal body shape!
    Next thing people complain is that they were offered a seat and they weren't pregnant. That's worse IMO.

    If you want a seat just ask. If you don't want to ask, deal with the fact you may be standing.

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    I recall a story on the news were a pregnant lady asked a young guy if she could have his seat as she was feeling unwell. His response to her was that he was too tired. She threw up all over him... Hehe

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    I always had offers of seats, and help when pregnant...however, with my first, even though I looked so obviously pregnant to me from 22 weeks, strangers really only started noticing it from around 30 weeks (and I'm petite, so no hiding it under some extra insulation ). I was in London on the underground at peak hour and this woman stared and stared at me and then asked me if I needed her seat. I realised she had been trying to work out if I was pregnant (I was 23 weeks).

    I also think sometimes too that there are so many hidden diseases now, you just don't know. I have a friend with MS, who absolutely can not stand on public transport because her vertigo is bad from the MS she'll fall over. But there is nothing obvious to look at her, and she avoids eye contact on public transport because she knows how it looks, but doesn't want to explain her condition to strangers all the time.
    I have a cousin with fibromyalgia, another disease that has a significant impact on a person's abilities, but has no obvious signs.
    Really, I just think if you want a seat, then ask. But remember that just because there's nothing obvious about the person, it doesn't mean that they don't deserve the seat, either.

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    I got seats and all sorts....was emptying my grannies house when preggers, so did a number of top runs solo, the boys always came over and emptied trailer straight away, the day I took couches (someone loaded them for me at first end) boys came straight over at top, got a bit of a how were u gunna do that alone look, but of course I had no intention, half a doz loads in some with a female friend some alone I had well and truely clocked no need to exert myself too much. People in the unit complex we were living in always helped with groceries from about 16w, as soon as they noticed. (3 story walk up)

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    Tip! Darn thing won't edit!


 

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