Cast Your Vote:

    • 1st Tri -- Votes: 11
    • 2nd Tri -- Votes: 13
    • 3rd Tri -- Votes: 31
    • Handicap accessible -- Votes: 7
user banned (boy); 2 kids; f**king, Austria 36337 posts
Apr 1st '13

We don't even have them here.

P Pickle Pants 98 kids; California 20532 posts
Apr 1st '13

I'm high risk, I use them if I see one open. But I don't seek them out. And I don't use them til 3rd trimester.

I never used them with my first pregnancy because I wasn't high risk.

HotMom21ERF Due December 17 (twins); 1 child; Kentucky 20983 posts
Apr 1st '13
Quoting Brookie99:" I personally didn't start using them until I was sore and miserable and my hips started hurting so I ... [snip!] ... guy all by himself get in his vehicle parked in the expectant mother spot and drive away. I've had that happen like five times."

if you are able to walk, you should.
my cousin was born without a leg, an arm, and only two fingers on one hand. she refuses to park in handicapped, because she CAN walk.

[JadeLee] 1 child; Minnesota 12190 posts
Apr 1st '13

We don't have any around here. I mean the only place I have seen one is at the hospital and they have ONE single spot lol.

PurpleBama582 52 kids; Dothan, Alabama 3875 posts
Apr 1st '13

If I get to the store right as it's opening and there are only a couple of other cars in the parking lot, I might use it, just because everyone is parking close to the store at that time of day, but if SO is with me and he's driving, then I don't really care where we park. If I have been having complications where I have to limit my outings, then I will use them more often. Otherwise I don't make a big deal about walking a few extra feet.

Regina George ♡ 1 child; New York, New York 22314 posts
Apr 1st '13
Quoting Squeaky McGee [22 wks]:" I never used it. Pregnancy didn't render me incapable of walking 10 extra steps."


I have used it a few times right after having LO because I was in pain and it was super cold. Never used em pregnant though

It's so Fluffayy! Due March 17 (girl); 19 kids; Texas 4279 posts
Apr 1st '13

I used it when I was heavily pregnant, it was easier for me since I had 3 kids, the youngest being 15 months. I could grab a cart faster and not have to struggle with them all across a parking lot.

Fusselinchen 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Frankfurt, HS, Germany 16266 posts
Apr 1st '13
Quoting ohope.:" So, I always see these special parking spots at a lot of grocery stores and especially Toys R Us, but ... [snip!] ... within finding out want to use it out of excitement, but don't because you aren't big? ;)"

only used them during the last 4 weeks of my pregnancy when it got hard to walk. in the first and second trimester and even most of the third trimester i would feel guilty taking the spot if there is someone who really needs it while i am fully capable of walking those few extra steps.
same goes for mother/child parking here in germany. makes me furious when i see people park there when they dont need them.

MamaMia_38wks Due August 14 (boy); Newark, Delaware 677 posts
Apr 1st '13

I use them if the handicap spots are taken , pregnant or not i have issues with walking . I think they are a good thing if used properly & not taken advantage of by those who dont have real problems . ( ime walking )

Brandie Dawne Due November 10; 2 kids; Mt Vernon, Ohio 1234 posts
Apr 1st '13
Quoting HotMom21ERF:" i think they are a waste of space. i was perfectly able to walk when i was pregnant. if a pregnant woman isnt able to walk distances, she should get a handicapped tag."

Who wants to go through all that?
I've never used it but if I did it would only be in the very end when it's hard to walk.

Baby_Majick Due May 1 (twins); 4 kids; 3 angel babies; Sullivan, Missouri 4129 posts
Apr 1st '13

I used it because it was available, I had a lot of pain in my hips... I couldn't hardly walk... . I think if you are newly pregnant, you shouldn't use them. There is no reason to use them unless you are on bed rest and then you shouldn't be out shopping anyways! unless your in a wheelchair.

1inpink3inblue Due December 7 (boy); 3 kids; Switzerland 13391 posts
Apr 1st '13

Only one place I know has them any where near here. I never had the option to park there because pregnant or not who ever just parked there.

ElleCole+triplets 5 kids; 3 angel babies; Rio Rancho, NM, United States 33256 posts
Apr 1st '13

I only used them after I had dd and she was in her carbed still. I wante to get in and out as fast as I could lol

bloopbloop♥ 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Illinois 14726 posts
Apr 1st '13

Technically I, myself didn't park there. The people that were with me did and it was just a regular parking space with the sign. I don't care if people use it or not. I've only seen it at babies r us.

Some women are able to walk perfectly fine but just because some can't doesn't mean other pregnant women are able to. :)

Brookie99 1 child; Fort McMurray, Alberta 1126 posts
Apr 1st '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting HotMom21ERF:</b>" if you are able to walk, you should. my cousin was born without a leg, an arm, and only two fingers on one hand. she refuses to park in handicapped, because she CAN walk."</blockquote>

If a closer space is there for me to use then Im going to use it. If I don't its just going to get used by some ass hole who has no reason to park there at all. If its their for pregnant woman to use why not use it.