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15Was It Planned?

Literally thousands of pregnant women have told stories about people who have asked them one of the worst questions you could ask an expectant parent: Was the pregnancy planned? Obviously, when it comes to etiquette these people have no idea what they are doing. Not only is

this question inappropriate, it can be hurtful to a mom-to-be who perhaps had difficulty getting pregnant or planned the pregnancy for a long time. Maybe the woman dreamed of having a family for a long time, but was just waiting for the right person to come along. There is also the possibility that it wasn’t planned, but that isn’t something the expectant person wants to dwell on. The bottom line is, no one knows for sure what the circumstances are surrounding any pregnancy except the person who is pregnant so asking such a question is just simply out of line. The best approach with any pregnancy is to smile and congratulate the person.

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