What Not To Say To an 8+ Month Mama...

"When are you being induced?" (which implies the woman or baby needs it... or that she wants it)

"How far dilated are you?" (which gives no indication of how long labor will be or when you will go into labor, but can sure play with a woman's mind if she has 'nothing for show and tell')

"I can't believe you're still pregnant!" (which, I'm sure, makes her feel stellar..)

"Wow, that's going to be a big baby" (or anything akin to this statement - not productive - way to instill fear into a mama)

"OMG, you're huge!" (only when a woman is pregnant is this considered 'acceptable'.. and trust me, it's never acceptable from the pregnant woman's point of view)

"You haven't had the baby yet?" (well, let's see, if you can't tell if she's had the baby yet just by looking at her, you are either a) blind or b) rude)

"My friend had ____ happen to her and she/her baby almost _____" (yeah, not helpful, or happy, or productive, or educational, or supportive)

In times like these repeat to yourself the age old wisdom of mamas and grandmas:

"If you can't say anything nice, don't say anything at all"

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