It’s no secret that people utter a lot of stupid things to pregnant women. Suddenly, it seems as if everyone has an opinion on your body, what you’re putting into it, how you’re behaving, and more.
By the time I was eight months along, I was so tired of hearing everyone’s running commentary on my size, my cravings and my health that even the question “How are you feeling?” would send me into a silent rage.
Talking to a pregnant woman can be tricky, indeed. Even if you have the best of intentions, maneuvering through that conversational territory, especially when the other person is very possibly in the throes of serious hormonal upheaval, is like negotiating a minefield.
There are a million articles on the web about what you shouldn’t say to a pregnant woman, this list being the most definitive one I’ve seen, but what about what you SHOULD say?
There are some things you can say to a pregnant woman that she’ll love to hear. So, if you stumble and accidentally make an unsavory comment about her girth, quickly follow it up with one of the comments you’re about to read and maybe, just maybe, you can reverse the damage.
Tell me in the comments: What would you add to this list?
Click here to find out 10+ things you should NEVER say to a pregnant woman