Lauren Conrad has some advice for rude people who don’t know how to behave around pregnant women!
DON’T touch their bumps without permission or comment on the size of it, says The Hills star.
In a post on her website, the 30-year-old reality star star – who is expecting her first child with her husband William Tell – shed some light on what has got on her nerves while being pregnant!
What to expect (from people) when you’re expecting
“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,” Lauren says.
“Most people only mean well when they are commenting on a pregnancy, but it’s one of those situations where it’s hard to know what to do or say.
“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…Here are a few tips to keep in mind.”
Lauren’s top tips
1. Do not ask a married couple when they are going to have kids
“Yes, a lot of married couples do start trying to get pregnant relatively soon after they tie the knot. But it’s never a fair assumption to make,” Lauren says.
“You also never know if someone may be privately struggling with fertility or has suffered through a recent miscarriage.”
2. Never ask when someone is due unless you are 100 per cent certain they are expecting
“I’ve heard from my several of my friends that this is a question they have been asked in the first few months postpartum when they haven’t quite lost the baby weight and still have a little ‘bump’.”
3. Refrain from commenting on the size of someone’s bump
“Women carry their pregnancy in all different ways, and can be self-conscious about it. Whether a woman is bigger than average or she’s not showing as much as she thought she would be, keep in mind that it can be a very sensitive subject.”
4. Don’t touch the belly without asking
“This one might seem like a no-brainer, but every mama I know has some story about a stranger touching her pregnant belly,” Lauren says.
“Even if you are a close friend or family member, it doesn’t hurt to ask first before making a grab for the belly.”
We couldn’t agree with you more, sister!
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