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9 Things You Shouldn't Say to Couples Who Are Trying to Conceive

By Devan McGuinness |

What not to say to the couple trying to conceive via Babble.comWhen trying to conceive, it can be a stressful time for the couple. Sometimes it’s taking more than they hoped and for others they may have fears or anxieties about everything unfolding the way they want. Other times they just don’t want to hear anything negative someone may have to say.

Trying to conceive can also be a fun time in a couple’s life. The anticipation of the unknown, the whole amazing pregnancy journey and of course, the addition to a new member of their family. You don’t want to end up being the debbie-downer for a couple by saying the wrong thing — even if you’re not trying to be.

Click through to read 9 things you should not say to couples you know are trying to conceive:

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What Not to Say to Couple Trying to Conceive

"You're not pregnant yet?"

We all know that when actively trying for a baby, it can be stressful going from month to month not yet pregnant. Even if it's only been a month or two, don't add more stress.
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Devan McGuinness

Devan McGuinness is the writer of the lifestyle blog Accustomed Chaos. After surviving 12 miscarriages, Devan founded Unspoken Grief, a resource and support site for perinatal and neonatal loss. Read bio and latest posts → Read Devan's latest posts →

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0 thoughts on “9 Things You Shouldn't Say to Couples Who Are Trying to Conceive

  1. bwsf says:

    I also got super annoyed when people would ask me every time they saw me, “Are you pregnant?” Because, I had to keep telling them no, over and over and ugh. And then when I was, but not really telling people yet, I had to choose whether to lie, or tell them when I didn’t really want to. Just be patient, and quit asking!

  2. Amanda says:

    Someone asked me “Are you sure you want one of these?” last night when he toddler turned on the stove by himself. I simply said yes and did not add “And I’ll be baby-proofing my house.”

  3. Jenni says:

    I wish I could hand this list to everyone I encounter right now! So true! ESPECIALLY the ‘Are you sure you want to have a kid?’ and then continue to ramble off all the horrible things that go along with pregnancy and having a newborn…. Um Hello! You aren’t changing my mind… please stop spreading the negativity around people!!!

  4. Carol says:

    You forgot, “Your lucky you don’t, or didn’t, have any kids.” It still hurts beyond child bearing age.

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