public service announcement

What not to say to a pregnant woman:

“Wow. You’re getting big.”

“Are you sure you’re not having twins?”

“You look tired.”

“You’re due when??

And my personal favorite of all time: “You must be having a boy. You’re getting prettier in the face.”

What to say to a pregnant woman:

“You look great.”

I don’t care if you have to think of “great” in the sense of “huge, weighty, or substantial” in order to make it ring true in your mind. If you feel compelled to share your thoughts on a woman’s gestational state, this is The Only Appropriate Comment To Make.

Say it with a smile, and you will make her day.

Cue “The More You Know” theme music and star swoop.

3 thoughts on “public service announcement

  1. Wow! Those are pretty bad! Ha! I had a lady tell me every week for a month that I loked HUGE (emphasis hers). YIKES! BTW…you DO look great!

  2. Don’t you love it, Amy? It really cracks me up more than anything else. But I never cease to be amazed by the things people say to pregnant women…I remember some random stranger at the grocery store asked me if I was having twins (when I was like 8 months pregnant with S) and I glared at him over the cottage cheese and said NO. And then he proceeded to continue the conversation (!) by saying, “Oh, well I don’t mean to be nosy! I really don’t like to be nosy.” THEN WHY EVEN ASK, was all I could think.

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