My wife and I are becoming parents to our first child. During the pregnancy, we have noticed the disappointing trend in etiquette of local NJ Transit bus patrons in not giving up their seats for pregnant woman.
On all transit buses and trains there are certain seats designated for the elderly, disabled and pregnant, and able bodied riders are asked to give up their seat if someone is obviously in need. Standing on buses for pregnant mothers can not only be uncomfortable but dangerous if a fall were to occur. Sadly, my wife has both witnessed and on a regular basis been subject to seemingly able-bodied people ignoring her need to sit in those seats.
Let us please recognize the special needs of pregnant women, respect the hard work they are doing to carry a child and give up our seats to them without reservation. A little kindness to them and a little inconvenience to you (however you view it) can make a big difference to an expectant mother.
Samuel & Silvana Jordan