Heavily pregnant woman IGNORED on train as commuters refuse to to offer a seat "London tube commuters just don’t care"

Travelling on the London Underground (Tube) network can be a chore, tricky or unpleasant for the majority of people, let alone pregnant women.

Pregnant women could find it incredibly difficult travelling on the train network due to morning sickness, or the at-times unbearable heat and not to mention the weight of carrying an extra human in their stomach.

Transport for London (TfL) has offered Baby On Board badges for expecting mums and labels the outer seats on the tubes as ‘priority’ for the elderly and pregnant.

However, it is evident that these measures will often fall by the wayside as a new video shows just how little people pay attention them or in fact care.

A heavily pregnant woman has released a clip of her getting on a number of London tubes and not being offered a seat by the passengers or commuters.

You’d like to think if your friend, partner or relative was pregnant that other people would have the decency to offer them a seat, but that is clearly not the case here.

The video shames passengers onboard, some of whom even look at the mother-to-be, Miri Michaeli Schwartz, for not giving up their seat.

Schwartz used a hidden camera to capture the faces and reactions of people who didn’t assist her, despite being heavily pregnant. At the time of posting, she wrote a Facebook post which was simply titled "London tube commuters just don’t care".

She went into detail about how she felt during her pregnancy and having to use the Underground to get to work during that period.

She said: "London friends, Almost 9 months of commuting in the tube with the “Baby on board” badge have come to an end.

“At first I thought it is a brilliant London invention. How will other people know it’s not easy traveling with morning sickness if I don’t yet have a real big baby bump?

"Proudly and happily I wore my badge, hoping people will notice and offer me the priority seat when I need it. That didn’t happen.

“Then, I thought Londoners get up only for ladies who are later on in their pregnancy. I was frustrated I don’t “look pregnant” enough. That fact did not change how pregnant I felt. It was awful.


"Now, from the top of 38 weeks of pregnancy, when there’s absolutely no way to ignore my huge bump (with a cute little baby girl inside of it!), I can tell you- London tube commuters just don’t care."

She described how many people she encountered would look at her but pretend they hadn’t seen her or her bump.

"That’s why I decided today to take a hidden camera with me in order to show you how one day of my life looks, standing sometimes for long periods of time on the tube, swollen, exhausted and afraid of sudden brakes,” she continued.

"Commuters see me, they see my bump, sometimes even stare but don’t get up, even if they are getting off of the train at the next station or are seating in the priority seat with a sticker of a pregnant lady as a reminder above their heads.

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"I already know how people look when they try to act like they haven’t seen me. The newspaper is held up a little higher, the phone comes out, headphones are placed in ears or sometimes.. they stare at my bump and just don’t care.

"I think the first woman in the video, doing homework with her child on the Jubilee line, missed a chance to teach him a much more valuable lesson- how to respect others and be a little less selfish.

"Where I grew up, ever since I can remember myself my mother would get up herself and make me stand up if a person who needs the seat more got on the bus. It was so clear to me this is how it should work. No badge needed.

“Once in a while there are a few righteous people on the tube, as you can see at the end of the video clip. Unfortunately, they are not the majority."

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