Jun 18, 2010

What Not to Say (4)

What Not to Say about Pregnancy and Babies
1.Don’t say: “Are you pregnant?”
Why: You ask, she’s not, and you feel totally embarrassed for essentially pointing out that she’s overweight.

Instead say: “Hello” or “Great to see you” or “You look great.” Anything besides “Are you pregnant?” or “What’s the due date?” will do. Save yourself the humiliation and never ask.
2.Don’t say: “Do you plan on breast-feeding?”
: The
issue can be controversial, and she may not want to discuss her decision publicly.

Instead say: Nothing. Unless you’re very close, don’t ask. If you slip, make up for the blunder by adding, “And do you feel comfortable telling me?”
3.Don’t say: “Were your twins natural?” or “It must have been hard for your child’s birth
parents to give him up.
Why: You’re suggesting that natural conception is better than in vitro fertilization (IVF) or adoption.
Instead say: To a parent of multiples, try a light “Wow, you have your hands full!” To an adoptive parent, say the same stuff you would to any other parent: “She’s adorable!” or “How old is he?”

I totally agree with these etiquettes; I’ve never asked a
woman whether she’s pregnant or not, unless if I have a very close relationship with her. But, it’s a pity, until now, actually it’s the most often question that asked to me. Hahaha, thankfully, I haven’t yet been bored answering the same questions with this,” Thanks for your attention. We’re still trying to have a baby and we hope for your prayer”…
Source: realsimple.com & google

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