…and I shall do all that I can to keep the world from your door

…exactly, SnellWomun, that’s precisely what poor Flexi is worried about!

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No, it absolutely isn’t. What Lexi wants is to be let alone, not pestered about how big she is or is she taking enough exercise or eating enough. Most people seem to feel that a pregnant woman is public property and they are entitled (by dint of existing in the same place) to ask impertinent questions about her digestion, tell her horror stories about labour, give her unsolicited advice, and lay hands on her midsection uninvited.

Surprisingly, the childless Lynda seems to have worked this out, whereas Jennifer (who must have gone through it herself, particularly when carrying Adam) has not.