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Cardi B has thankfully set the record straight on unsolicited pregnancy advice - playfully stating that when it comes to advice, it really isn't needed.  

"So many people give you advice, but once it's in there, that motherly instinct just comes out," the rapper said in response to a TMZ reporter asking her for advice about motherhood for expectant moms like Rihanna. 

Having recently carried her son Wave Set in 2021, it's safe to assume the mom of two may have been bombarded with unsolicited advice throughout her pregnancy. 

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'So fed up with it'

It was certainly the case for one expectant mom who took to Reddit to share her experience with unwelcomed pregnancy advice.

Posting to the subReddit platform r/TwoXChromosomes, the mom wrote a lengthy post about her frustration with the unending comments. 

"I'm already so fed up with it. I saw this first when my sister got pregnant with her first (I was in high school still back then), but of course, it's ubiquitous for pregnant women to just get comments constantly on what they should or shouldn't do, eat, own, clean with, buy, etc.". 

Her post received more than 300 responses from moms with similar experiences. 

'Just annoying'

Responding to the post, one mom described the uninvited advisors as "People that have no idea what they are talking about while trying to be helpful," adding that her strategy is just to go along with it in the moment. 

"At most, it's just annoying, so I usually pretend to agree, so they shut up and move on because it's important to choose wisely what we let get to us". 

Another commenter said that, at times, the advice can just be outrageously inaccurate and totally random. 

Sharing that someone attempted to correct her on how far along she was in her pregnancy. 

"When I was 5 months pregnant, I hadn't "popped" yet and still had a flat stomach. My husband's friend graciously informed me that I WAS NOT 5 months pregnant and that I must be wrong... I tracked my cycle, saw my doctor regularly... I knew how long I was pregnant, but some young, single, childless, uterus-less dude thinks he can correct me on how long I've been pregnant? The audacity". 

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'It doesn't stop after pregnancy'

Of the most ridiculous advice, one mom said she was told not to lift her arms overhead during pregnancy. 

"I got a lecture about reaching for something over my head because I 'will strangle the baby with the umbilical cord'". 

The overhead reach myth has been debunked, with experts only highlighting that lifting heavy objects overhead is a no-no. 

Warning that pregnancy was just the start, another Redditor said that it's something that she's learned to deal with and ignore. 

"Beware (unsolicited warning) it doesn't stop after pregnancy! You will get unsolicited advice on raising your child as well. Which I feel is as bad. I got very insecure from that, but I'm starting to learn how to deal with it". 

An older mom shared the only advice that she gives when asked: 

"If cavewomen could do this, I can do this!"

What's the weirdest advice you received while pregnant? 


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