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When Do You Acknowledge Someone is Pregnant?

Better make sure there's a baby due before you ask when the baby's due!

Better make sure there's a baby due before you ask when the baby's due!

Worst case scenario of worst case scenarios: “So, when is the baby due?” “What do you mean? I’m not pregnant.” It’s a common sitcom gag to mistaken someone who’s not pregnant for someone who is. Funny on Seinfeld maybe, but probably not funny in real life for either person. So when do you acknowledge someone is pregnant?

Peter Hartlaub at The Poop says, “I have a hard and fast rule: When it comes to pregnant women, the baby doesn’t exist until either, 1) She acknowledges it first; or 2) I can physically see the baby crowning.” That is, never say anything about it.

But at the same time, if someone is clearly pregnant, isn’t it almost as rude not to acknowledge it? Especially if it’s a friend you haven’t seen in a long time?

Anyway readers, I’m curious if any of you have ever accidentally acknowledged a pregnancy that was actually just some gained weight?

Read the rest at The Poop. Photo by Ed Yourdon.