My wife is currently four and a bit months pregnant. We went shopping today for nothing in particular, but it is only when you shop with a pregnant woman that you notice some bizarre things.
Firstly, why have NEXT moved their maternity clothes from the women's section to the children's section ? There are NO CHANGING ROOMS in children clothes department, so to change something on she has to go down a floor to the women's department to try something on. If NEXT knew anything about pregnancy they would know that stairs are just about the most tiring thing for a pregnant woman. Such stupidity from NEXT.
Secondly, football turnstiles are useless for a pregnant woman. I think they highlight just how much football clubs are still built and set up for men. My wife now has to go in through another door in a different part of the stand (in the hospitality area), go up a lift, then be let out through another door. Why don't they have just one turnstile for partially disabled, pregnant, large or elderly people who they know will find turnstiles awkward ?
Lastly, shop toilets. I think we all know that they are wither on the very top floor or hidden in the basement, but pregnant women and people with young children really do need to use toilets more often than most and it seems like a constant search for toilets whenever we are in Norwich.
I know that some organisations come up with charts and tables showing which shops are best for disabled people, blind people, etc, etc, but why has nobody come up with a simple set of helpful ideas for shops so they can make pregnant women's lives easier ?