“Keep in mind that the decision to have children (both if and when), is an extremely personal one. And any questioning, pressure, or even hinting about it usually just makes the couple uncomfortable (and yes, this includes making comments on the Instagram of someone who is in the public eye!),” she noted, potentially referencing some of the pressures she felt prior to getting pregnant. “You also never know if someone may be privately struggling with fertility or has suffered through a recent miscarriage.”
Another big no-no was asking about a due date when the pregnancy had not been confirmed.
“There’s no bigger blow to someone’s self-confidence and body image than asking them if they are pregnant when they are not,” she said. “So unless they already mentioned that they are expecting, it’s much better to hold your tongue.”
Conrad also suggested that people refraining from commenting on the size of someone’s baby bump, admitting, “I myself have been guilty of this one.”
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And her final rule was “Don’t touch the belly without asking!”
Conrad announced her first pregnancy with a sonogram pic on New Year’s Day and posted the first baby bump shot shortly after. She and Tell tied the knot in 2014.
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