A pregnant woman on a bus is struggling to deal with the rest of the seated people. She’s battling within herself whether she should scream her lungs high to ask for a seat but decided against it. She’s still holding it together and fighting not to shed tears. As seconds pass by, she is getting a bit stronger because she realizes that this is just temporary and that every breath, she took was worth it.
What Is the Most Important Thing That a Pregnant Woman Needs?
It’s the most important thing that a pregnant woman needs: Your seat.
The next time you’re on public transit, give your seat up to a fellow commuter who is pregnant. It’ll make them feel more comfortable and you’ll be doing your part to make the world a little bit better for everyone.
It’s easy to say, “give up your seat,” but what does it mean? Here are some tips from the TTC on how you can help fellow commuters in need:
If you see someone who looks like they could use a break, ask them if they’re okay or if they’re feeling faint. If so, ask if they would like your seat as soon as possible.
If you see someone carrying groceries or other items, offer to help them put their things down so they can sit down comfortably.
There are two types of seats – priority seats and regular seats. Priority seats are designated by signs and stickers that read “priority seating.” These seats are reserved for those with disabilities or seniors 65 years and older who require extra space when travelling on public transit.
Friendly and Helpful Strangers.
When you see someone who needs a seat, offer yours with a smile. You’ll be helping both that person and yourself by making the train or bus more comfortable for everyone.
Be kind and polite to everyone on board, especially pregnant women and mothers with children. This is especially important if someone tells you they have a medical condition that requires them to sit down — no matter how annoying their condition may seem.
Offer your seat even if it’s not a pregnant woman or mother with children who needs it. You never know who might need it more than you do, so be courteous, kind and generous to everyone on board!
What Would You Do If You Were in Their Situation?
Pregnancy is a very special time in a woman’s life. It is also a time that comes with special needs. Pregnant women need to be able to sit down and rest sometimes.
Now, you may be wondering why you should give up your seat for a pregnant woman. There are several reasons:
Pregnant women are often tired and uncomfortable, which can make it hard for them to stand up or walk around on their own.
It is considered rude not to offer your seat to someone who needs it more than you do.
If you don’t offer your seat to a pregnant woman, then no one else will either. This means that she will have to stand up or wait until the next bus arrives so that she can get off at her stop.
You never know when you might get pregnant yourself someday or know someone who is expecting a baby!
If You’re Reading This, Then You’re Probably Not Pregnant Right Now.
If you’re reading this, then you’re probably not pregnant right now. But if you are, then you know that there are some things about being pregnant that are pretty awesome. For example:
- You get to eat as much ice cream as you want without feeling guilty about it.
- You can watch TV and movie characters who are also pregnant and relate to them on a whole new level.
- You can announce your pregnancy without having to explain how it happened or how far along you are.
Oh wait, those last two aren’t so great after all (unless you want people to ask). But there is one thing that’s great about being pregnant: You can ask for a seat on a crowded bus or subway car without having to worry about anyone judging you for being selfish or weak-kneed. You’re just being smart: Pregnant women get tired quickly, so they need places to sit down more frequently than other passengers do.
Being Pregnant Is a Difficult Process, So Be Kind And Give Up Your Seat For A Pregnant Woman If You Are On The Bus With Her.
Being pregnant is a difficult process, so be kind and give up your seat for a pregnant woman if you are on the bus with her. It’s just common sense. And if you don’t have common sense, then follow these simple guidelines:
1) Be kind to others by giving up your seat if there is an elderly person, or someone with a disability in need of it. In fact, even if you don’t see anyone who looks like they need it more than you do, offer it up anyway.
2) If you are seated near someone who looks like they could be pregnant (i.e., they have a belly), offer them your seat anyway. Even if they say “no” or refuse your offer, at least you tried!
3) If you don’t feel comfortable asking directly whether or not someone needs your seat, try saying something along the lines of “Excuse me, but this bus is really crowded today! I see your belly and am wondering if it would be okay for me to sit down?” You might get rejected but at least you tried!
In short, you should give up your seat to pregnant women. BUT (and this is important) you don’t have to do this if it would put you or the expectant mother at risk or if she had already offered her seat to someone else (such as a friend or another pregnant woman).