While her pregnancy is still in its early days, The Hills star has already noticed the well-meaning, but insensitive comments that are often made towards pregnant women.
“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,” the 30-year-old wrote in a blog post called Ladylike Laws: 4 Things to Never Say to a Pregnant Woman.
“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.”
Conrad’s first rule applies to before a pregnancy is even announced. Conrad insists that it is to never ask a married couple when they are planning to have children because it is an “extremely personal” topic.
Conrad also reminded readers that you just never know what a couple has been through.
“You also never know if someone may be privately struggling with fertility or has suffered through a recent miscarriage,” Conrad said in the post. “In those cases, asking someone when they are going to have kids can be a major trigger question.”
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Connecting strongly to her first rule, Conrad’s second piece of advice is to never ask a woman if she pregnant unless you are 100 per cent sure.