Lauren Conrad Blogs About Things to Avoid Saying to a Pregnant Woman
By Rachel McRady
Watch your mouth around Lauren Conrad! The reality star and lifestyle guru recently announced that she is expecting her first child with hubby, William Tell, and on Tuesday, she took to her website to give readers tips on how to speak with pregnant women.
“I am going to touch on a topic that has been on my mind lately for obvious reasons: what to say to a woman who is pregnant,” Conrad began. “I may only be in my second trimester, but I’ve already noticed quite a few etiquette missteps when it comes to how people behave around someone who is expecting.”
Her first rule was to not ask a married couple when they were trying to have a child.
“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.”