TV show presenter celebrating her pregnant body in London

People offering to do things for you—like lug your bag up a flight of stairs—is one of the best perks that comes with growing a baby. So is getting offered a seat on the bus, being encouraged to cut ahead in lines and utilizing expectant-mother parking spots. “When I was pregnant, I took advantage of any and every opportunity afforded to a pregnant woman,” says Deb Hunter, a mom of three from Harrietsville, Ont. The lesson: Take help wherever you possibly can. The world won’t always see you as a delicate flower, so now’s the time to make the most of the kindness of strangers.