Friends and family of women trying to conceive often want to be supportive but don’t always know how. One of our first Pregtiquette posts elicited this thoughtful response:
“Would you consider a future post on the flip side of Pregtiquette…. A person in my circle who I know has been trying; she's not such a close friend that I know the day-by-day stuff, but close enough that I want to let her know I care and am thinking about her, but without prying or crudely asking 'gee, how's that baby thing coming along?'”
This is a common question. Many couples, once they decide to try to conceive are so excited that they tell their friends and family. Couples who marry in their mid-thirties often start trying right away, as they don’t have the luxury of time that younger couples have. This leads their supporters to be on the watch for belly bumps and special announcements. When they fail to occur, friends and loved ones are left wondering what to do.
Here is a guide:
Just a reminder, we are now posting every two weeks. Thanks for your readership!