If you ever see a pregnant woman on a CTA train or bus, I would hope you'd immediately offer up your seat! But sometimes it can be difficult to tell if a woman is pregnant, especially early on in pregnancy! Many mothers don't start showing until closer to their third trimester. But those first two trimesters can be rough! The aches and pains of pregnancy start early... And the nausea!
Now the CTA is hoping to encourage riders to show compassion to their fellow passengers who are pregnant. The CTA is offering "Baby on Board" buttons for pregnant riders to wear, with the hope that people will offer their seats to those moms in need.
The pins are free, and available at the CTA headquarters downtown (567 W. Lake Street). Several local hospitals have also partnered with the CTA and will have them available for their patients, including Prentice Women’s Hospital, University of Chicago Medicine, Rush Medical Center, St. Anthony Hospital, and Stroger Hospital. Expectant moms can also request a button online here and it will be mailed to you.