'Feels Like Dough': Man Bashed for Commenting on Wife's Post-Pregnancy Body

In a post going viral on social media, the internet has slammed a man for commenting on his wife's post-pregnancy body.

Published to Reddit's r/AmITheA**hole forum, a woman under the anonymous username u/sadp0ets shared her story in order to get the opinion of the "AITA" community to determine if she was in the wrong. The viral post has over 8,000 upvotes.

The Redditor began by explaining that she recently gave birth to her first child and that her body hasn't "snapped back" yet. She feels so insecure about her belly that she doesn't change in front of her husband.

Husband slammed after commenting on wife's belly
In a post going viral on social media, a man has been slammed by the internet after his comment on his wife's post-pregnancy body. fizkes/iStock / Getty Images Plus

She wrote, "Yesterday I was laying down on him and my top rode up so you could see my belly slightly. He stroked it and then poked it and made a comment about how my belly was like dough. I know my reaction was irrational but I burst into tears. My in-laws were there and my mother-in-law was furious with my husband and she started scolding him for not being careful with his words.

"My husband tried to defend himself but my mother-in-law kept telling him off. I started smiling and my husband got upset with me for being happy he was getting into trouble," she concluded.

Newsweek reached out to u/sadp0ets for comment.

A person that is able to give birth can go through many changes after having a baby. It takes time for someone's body to return to what it once was. Some changes that a body can go through after pregnancy includes body aches, vaginal discharge, enlarged breasts, varicose veins, back pain, night sweats, constipation, hair loss, acne, a change in energy levels, anxiety or stretch marks according to Parents.com.

Another change a person can see after pregnancy is their stomach. According to babycenter.com, it could take months for a person to get rid of their "pregnancy pouch." The best method to help one lose their post-pregnancy belly is healthy eating, postpartum exercise and patience.

With over 700 comments, many slammed the husband for what he said to his wife.

"[Not the a**hole] - First of all, your reaction was not irrational at all. What your husband said was mean under any circumstances but particularly given that you just gave birth. Second of all, you were not smiling because he was getting in trouble, you were smiling because someone was being kind to you and standing up for you. The fact that your husband's takeaway from this situation is being upset that 'he got in trouble' rather than being apologetic for his comment suggests that he is immature and not a very good partner," u/Forward-Squirrel8879 wrote, receiving the top comment with over 12,000 upvotes.

"[Not the a**hole].. and wtf. Only 3 weeks after giving birth and he's making those comments? Total [a**hole]," u/Ok_Candy7966 said.

"[Not the a**hole]. I love your [mother-in-law] for berating your husband on behalf of you. I hope you get over embarrassment soon and be proud of what you just accomplished , you just produced a tiny human being and your body will not just 'snap back', unfortunately. Breastfeeding will not magically make you skinny," u/Radio-Caroline79 wrote.

U/Sunny_Hill_1 stated, "[Not the a**hole], and your [mother-in-law] was exactly right. Like, WTF, how does he expect your body to come back to its previous state in 3 weeks? It might take 3 years for it to come back. Your husband was mocking you, plain and simple, and was unhappy to get his just desserts."