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MISS CONDUCT

Don't Touch the Bump

Pregnant women may politely say "hands off," plus mom's nosy queries and arcade-game rules.

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(Illustration / Nathalie Dion) Illustration / Nathalie Dion
September 24, 2006

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Ever since my pregnancy started showing, I've had acquaintances say hi to the baby by rubbing my tummy, and it is intrusive. How can I confront that approaching hand without being blunt or throwing a karate chop? S.A. in Boston (Full article: 972 words)

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