WHEN IS IT SAFE TO ASK A WOMAN IF SHE IS PREGNANT?

Several years ago I was in our church after a service. Only a few people were still in the building talking, and I was getting ready to turn off the lights.

That’s when I heard it.

My dad cheerfully calling across the room to a woman with these fateful words, “Oh, are you pregnant?”.

The woman who I knew was NOT pregnant didn’t hear the question clearly, so she just as cheerfully asked for the question to be repeated.

That’s when I quickly evacuated the room. I am not sure how the conversation ended, I couldn’t bear to watch.

So if you are one of those people who are still not sure when it is appropriate to ask a woman if she is pregnant, here is a helpful chart. I offer it as a public service to those who need to be protected from themselves.

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