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Making a Delicate Pregnancy Announcement

You're excited about your pregnancy and you'd like to shout it from the rooftops, but you have a friend, family member or co-worker who is having a difficult time conceiving, is infertile, or has just suffered the loss of a child, so you're wondering how to make your announcement in the most delicate manner possible.

It's great that you're being so considerate of her feelings. Remember to proceed carefully. If you're in a situation where she may hear your news from another source, consider breaking it to her first in an intimate one-on-one setting where she can take it all in away from others. It could be harder to hear your news in a large gathering, or worse, from someone else.

Once your friend learns of your pregnancy take your cues from her. Don't go on and on about, or apologize for your pregnancy. It may be uncomfortable to be around her from time to time, but it'll probably be more awkward for her as you become more visibly pregnant. While she will probably not be the best go-to person for you throughout your pregnancy, you should not purposefully try to avoid her either. Throughout your pregnancy continue to be mindful of her feelings and be as supportive as possible.

Written by StorkNet Staff Writer Kim Green-Spangler

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