Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Baby badges help pregnant women get to work

Tue Aug 8, 2006 08:43 AM ET
TOKYO (Reuters) - Tokyo rail companies are providing pregnant women with badges in the hope of prompting other passengers on the Japanese capital's crowded trains to offer them seats.

The pink and blue badges reading: "There is a baby in my belly" are being handed out at stations around the region to try to make commuting and other train journeys easier for pregnant women, who are often left standing. No proof of pregnancy is required.

I just came across this article and thought it was an interesting idea...I wonder how effective it will be. Kind of sad they have to wear a badge to get a seat.

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