We’ve all had those moments we’d like to erase = those moments when our mouth reacts before our brains and we say things that we really wish we hadn’t. It happens to the best of us and no matter who, when or what, it is often embarrassing and something that will fondly remain vivid in your mind for a long time to come. Many times our mouths react before our brains when we learn the news of a new pregnancy.

Here are a few things that you should never, ever, under any circumstances, say to a pregnant woman. Did I mention ever? No matter how hard it is, stop your mouth before it has the chance to insert the foot deep and cause you great embarrassment for a long time ahead. These are some things to avoid:

“You’re Too Old to Have a Baby” This is really offensive to a pregnant woman you don’t know. When you are a friend or a family member, it is heart-breaking for the pregnant woman to hear. It is definitely not something that you want to say, no matter what your opinion of the matter. A baby is always a blessing, no matter the soon-to-be mom’s age….

This is an excerpt from the article Things You Should Avoid Saying to a Pregnant Woman which originally appeared on http://sixtimemommy.com/.