I have a very dear friend who has been in a similar situation - but not quite. A (now former) friend began telling people that my friend was pregnant. We live in a small town and go to an even smaller university, so this made things very awkward. Additionally, my friend and her (then)boyfriend were not yet engaged, which caused people to look down on her further. The worst part? It's a fact she has shared with only her close friends, but she has a medical condition which greatly reduces her chances of becoming pregnant, and she wants nothing more than to eventually have children. Unbeknownst to just about everyone else, she did actually have reason to believe that she was pregnant at that time, and was very happy at the thought - with her condition, the longer she goes without getting pregnant, the less likely it is, and every chance might be her last. I can't even put into words how seething mad I was with this "friend" who did all the talking.
What makes people think that asking someone if they are pregnant or when they are due is a good idea? I can't fathom it. Also, Verloona Ti - I agree with your post 100%! I can't imagine touching someone else without their permission, especially a stranger! It boggles my mind. It's also one thing I worry about in the even that I ever do have children - uninvited physical contact is a no-no with me; I may very well end up having my children in prison if someone were to touch me while I was pregnant.