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Lola Rovati @Lolarovati

Pregnancy is not a disease, but it is a gesture of basic respect to give the seat to someone who needs it more than you. It is incredible that they still have to do campaigns like #ExpectingChange so that passengers are aware of it and have a more civic behavior.

An experiment conducted in the London Underground by a woman with a false belly revealed that only six out of ten travelers are willing to give the seat to a pregnant woman . Many become distracted with their mobile phones, while others get a sudden drowsiness and a deep floor as soon as they see it enter the door.

The experiment (here completed), carried out by the brand of skin care MamaMio, found that the battle for a seat in the middle of rush hour leads passengers to neglect their manners and turns pregnant women invisible.

The data of the study carried out with two thousand users of public transport in London shows that:

  • Only 60% of people believe that it is necessary to give a seat to pregnant women on public transport.
  • They believe that opening a door is more important than giving the seat to a future mother.
  • Three out of ten adults believe that it is not necessary to offer the seat to the expectant mother until the belly is visible.
  • 18% agree that a seat should be offered during the third trimester of pregnancy, and 11% said that they should do so during the second trimester.
  • Only 2% said they should offer their seat when a woman is within her first 12 weeks of pregnancy.
  • One in five pregnant women feels embarrassed to ask for a seat.
  • One in five passengers is afraid of offending the woman by offering her a seat, so they just do not bother.
  • 56% believe that it should be clarified who is eligible for the priority seat, and 52% believe that more signs at stations and stops would help.

After the results of the survey, they launched the campaign that aims to educate passengers to offer their seats to pregnant women and also encourage future mothers to order if they wish.

Pregnant women are not invisible

Being a long time standing, the crowds of people, the heat and the weight of the belly are inconveniences that pregnant women accuse a lot, and being able to sit down during the journey is something that is appreciated. The mother who performed the experiment said:

"Traveling on foot, heat and boredom can be incredibly stressful both physically and mentally, and being able to sit can make a difference.

However, from my own experience, it seems to me that people are too engrossed in their phones to be aware of their surroundings, or will not offer their seats unless they tell them to. "

The saddest thing is that, according to comments, he had to act, showing himself to be complaining and exaggerating so that people would give themselves up and agree to give him their seat. As if in another way was invisible .

Getting up for a pregnant woman is a matter of minimum respect and empathy towards the people around us. It seems that people are increasingly absorbed in themselves and are not able to look at who is at their side.

So, the next time you see a pregnant woman on the subway or on any public transport, do not play asleep or asleep: give her your seat .

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