Every pregnant woman can attest to having some stranger come up to her randomly to rub her belly. Many do not mean any harm by it, it’s just that many people feel that pregnant women are public domain and everyone owes her a belly rub, some unsolicited advice etc etc. They mean well. I used to tell folks who ask to touch my belly, “well, you see this part right here (rubbing my under belly) that is where my pubic area usually is and I usually need to know you a little longer before I let you stroke me there!” ha. I usually got a shriveled eyebrow, upturn lips and an “ewww, never mind!”
If that doesn’t work, you can try the not-so-subtle-but-overt-conversation T-shirt approach. (click the photo to be taken to the site that sells each T)
Nursery Furniture $1,317
Touching my Belly $5
Some things money can’t buy.
For everything else, you need cold hard cash.”