Lauren Conrad, who is currently pregnant with her first child to singer William Tell, has some advice to share with us on how to treat women who are expecting!
The reality TV star and fashion designer broke the news of her pregnancy with an Instagram photo of her adorable baby bump which looks like it’s straight out of Pinterest!
The 30 year old mum-to-be has felt the need to bestow some wisdom onto us and give us her take on how to treat pregnant women. In fact it’s more of a list of what not-to-do around women who are expecting!
In a new blog post on her website, Conrad airs four specific problems she has about the way people treat pregnant women—and she’s spot on with all of them.
Number 1: Don’t ask a married couple (or any couple, for that matter) about their timeline for having children. “Keep in mind that the decision to have children (both if and when) is an extremely personal one,” Conrad writes. “And any questioning, pressure, or even hinting about it usually just makes the couple uncomfortable…. You also never know if someone may be privately struggling with fertility or has suffered through a recent miscarriage.”
So much YES for this one. I would get asked ALL the time by complete strangers why I didn’t have kids yet and I wish I had the courage to say “because I’m doing IVF asshole and it hasn’t worked yet!”
Number 2: Never ask a woman when she is due unless you absolutely know she’s pregnant. In fact some say you really shouldn’t ask a woman that question unless she’s actually in labour!
Number 3: Do not comment on the size of a woman’s bump. Women carry their pregnancies in different ways and the last thing a pregnant woman wants to feel is conscious of her baby bump size!
Number 4: It’s never okay to just touch a pregnant woman’s belly without asking first! It does not suddenly become public property because it’s sticking out! You wouldn’t go around touching nonpregnant people’s bellies would you?
“No matter what your relationship to the mama-to-be is, keep in mind that it’s much more pleasant to have someone politely ask if it is OK before groping your midsection,” Conrad writes.
Fantastic advice Conrad! Someone give this lady a book deal please!
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