There are plenty of reasons a woman would want to date while pregnant. She may no longer be romantically involved with the person she conceived the child with, she could have chosen a sperm donor while single, or she could be a queer single woman who wanted to carry a child – these are just a few potential reasons. And just because she's expecting doesn't mean she's no longer interested in feeling romantically or sexually desirable. So, dating while pregnant is definitely a thing.
I was curious about the different dating experiences that women have during their pregnancies, so I started reading accounts online. Some women said they've faced stigma around their choices. People sometimes question why they're on dating apps and if they're really prioritizing motherhood (wow, who knew you could only focus on one thing at a time?). Others go as far as to slut-shame women for dating while pregnant. Basically, people have a lot of opinions and don't stay in their lanes. Below, three women offer their perspectives on what it's like to date while pregnant.