I have just read an article about a Pregnant woman, named only as Lauren, who had to stand on a train for pretty much the whole of her 2 hours on her commute to work because none of her fellow passengers would give their seat up; despite her having a pregnancy badge.
Now I can hear people who have or would’ve done the same justifying it in your head; she’s only pregnant, its not an illness…well here’s news pregnancy itself might not be an illness in itself, but in some it does cause an illness be that hyperemesis gravidarum (extreme morning sickness), SPD (severe pelvic pain), high blood pressure and many many more.
I can hear you doubters again…”yes, but not all women get ill”. No they don’t but most people DO suffer extreme fatigue and exhaustion in pregnancy; another reason you should give up your seat.
I cannot understand in 2016 how people can be so disrespectful of someone who is carrying another life; next time you are on a train or any other form of transport and a pregnant woman gets on, be the big person, do your good deed for the day and give her your seat, don’t wonder why it should be you when there are hundreds of others on the train; you don’t know what illnesses or disabilities your fellow passengers have (yes disabilities can be invisible – someone may seem fine and yet be disabled). All you know is that you are fit, well and healthy and have just made a pregnant, exhausted woman stand – shame on you.
Lets get this shared and shared and shared, no pregnant woman should have to stand on public transport.