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protective in pregnancy

Hi I am Autistic with Asperger's Syndrome, currently just under 8 months pregnant with my first child and I would like to know if it is normal to not want anyone but my partner and health professionals to touch my bump? As it is I generally like to have my own personal space, but because of this I am getting told I'm being told im being to over protective can this happen. Also my partner and I are getting a lot of help from our main families, and a friend of his, his partner is pushing a lot of questions in my direction and also having a go at me behind my back because of decisions I've made its making the pregnancy a lot harder, I have explained my reasons for things but it seems they just think its excuses and I feel very upset and hurt because of it. I will admit I have trust issues because of how I have been treated in the past but now I feel they are pushing me to do things I'm not at all happy with. So if I could get some advice on this I would be truly grateful.

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  • jenny19687 jenny19687 amy22814

    It’s interesting that women who are not pregnant do not expect people to touch their stomach. This should not change in being pregnant it is your personal preference. 

    Your partners friends partner should not be causing you any anything but positiveness. It’s not clear what they are suggesting and whether these are bog sttandard or not. Ask them to respect your decisions and if they don’t respect then maybe it’s time to spend more time with people that make you feel comfortable. Have a word with your partner he should be sorting this for you. 

    However inwoukd be running these suggestions past someone you trust to get a second opinion. 

    P.S. I would go ballistic if anyone touched my stomach. Nobody has a right to touch your body unless you want them to. 

    • amy22814 amy22814 jenny19687

      Thank you jenny for taking the time to comment on the post. I appreciate what your saying, and as I am seeing my midwife next week I will be asking her as well. As it is I know my partners friend means well with being a parent themselves but as I have tried explaining to my partner the way they keep going on about things and the fact she keeps going on about that once the little one is here she wants to always be looking after it and taking over the motherly duties all because she has been told by her partner that she wont be having any more kids. I have given my opinion on how I feel about everything, as I want both my partner's family and my main family to have a lot of contact with the little one, especially if I do end up going back to work at some point.

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