Post # 1
I’m pretty sure my coworker in the cube next to me is pregnant. I keep hearing her have conversations with other coworkers on her team about pregnancy-type stuff. She’s not on my team and we’re not really social with eachother, but I find it awkward not acknowledging it. I feel like the next 6ish months are going to go by and it will get more and more weird that I didn’t say something.
On the other hand, I feel kinda weird telling her I found out by overhearing her conversations, and if she isn’t pregnant, I would probably look like a huge ass congratulating her.
What should I do?
Post # 3
Unless a woman tells me personally that she’s expecting, I will continue to interact with her as though she isn’t. Always.
Post # 3
I would wait until she’s actually showing to congratulate her, unless it’s obvious that you heard her say she was pregnant.
Post # 4
I mean, a public announcement is fine…not like she has to whisper directly in my ear. What if you misunderstood? That would be more awkward.
Post # 5
@CanAmBride: I’d wait until she tells you or someone else at work mentions it.
Post # 6
I wouldn’t say anything unless you hear directly that she has announced her pregnancy. There is a chance you missed the announcement, but unless you are certain that she is pregnant, I wouldn’t say anything.
Post # 7
My Dad once was at a party and the woman said she was pregnant and my Dad said, “I thought you looked pregnant!” And she said, “We just found out two weeks ago”…….lol
Post # 8
I’d wait to be sure. You don’t want to be that person who makes a major faux pas. And there have been a few posts on WB about how much it hurts when people incorrectly assume.
Post # 9
i would only say something if she was obviously wearing maternity clothes or it was brought up by someone else or herself in front of me.
Post # 10
Ask her if she is going to a kegger for superbowl and see what she says…. 🙂
Post # 11
Don’t say anything. She may not want everyone in her office to know yet, but did let a select few of her coworkers know.
Post # 12
I ALWAYS say that unless a woman just gave birth in front of you, do NOT ask if she is pregnant!
Post # 13
Definitely wait. If she is pregnant and didn’t share the news with you, it’s probably because she doesn’t feel comfortable with you knowing just yet. I’m pregnant but have so far only told my one close friend at work….I would feel so uncomfortable and put on the spot if someone at work approached me and congratulated me.
Post # 14
Yes, wait! I had a few people ask me if I was pregnant, or ask my husband, b/c of random things. We want to buy a new house, my husband asked if a coworker was back from maternity leave, and one person even said that my husband and I just acted like I was pregnant b/c we were happy together. Even though they had their reasons, my mind always thought they thought I was fat. Always best to wait until they tell you.