When I was almost eight months pregnant, I went to Brisbane for a training course. On the way back, I took the Skybus back to the city.
I had been sitting in the ‘special needs’ section of the bus for about five minutes, waiting for the bus to leave the terminal, when a Skybus official got on the bus and said to me, ‘You’ll have to move, we have a person in a wheelchair that needs this space.’
I leapt up to change seats. It took two seconds for the man’s expression to change. ‘Oh no! You’re pregnant!’
I mumbled reassurance. I think a person in a wheelchair is more disabled than a healthy pregnant woman.