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I’m consciously trying to unlearn the habit of saying “congratulations” when someone says they’re having a baby. It’s not an accomplishment!😂 Plus, I want to counter the assumption that having children is always “good.” It’s hard to find other things to say, though!

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“How wonderful” “that’s exciting news” “wow” etc. whether you think it’s a good thing or an accomplishment does not matter if the expecting person feels it is. You do not need to counter someone else’s excitement.

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I usually go with, “That’s exciting,” or, “You must be excited!”

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Let other people have their joy. They made a different decision, but you wouldn’t want them judging you for deciding not to have kids. Be excited because they’re excited. It’s not about you.

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Try saying yikes 😬

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Lol! Will do, will let you know how it goes😅

I’m doing the same with engagements. Like “congratulations for snagging that man” seems so weird when you think about it.

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I always say “I’m so happy for you!!”

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