WHY PREGNANT WOMEN CAN'T GET A SEAT ON THE BUS
Pregnant women are being left standing on public transport because commuters are too afraid to offer their seat in case they are simply overweight, researchers claim.
The majority of expectant mothers cannot find a seat on buses and trains because their fellow passengers cannot distinguish between a pregnant woman's bump and the figure of an obese woman, it was claimed.
According to a survey by gurgle.com, many commuters are choosing not to relinquish their seats because they are uncertain if women are really pregnant or not, while in other cases selfishness was thought to be a factor.
"It is ridiculous that the health of young mums is being put at risk because of embarrassment.
"It is worth risking a red face if it ensures that a pregnant woman is able to complete a crowded rush-hour journey safely."
In an effort to eliminate any doubts for commuters, Mothercare has issued a "Baby on Board" badge for pregnant mothers in the hope they will be offered seats more readily.
(From an article in the Daily Mail)