11 comments childless women aged 25 upwards will hear regularly
Most people mean well, but be careful when asking someone about their lack of children, it can be a very sensitive subject. And then that chat during lunch in a crowded canteen can suddenly become awkward ...
Here we have listed some potentially hurtful comments to avoid.
When holding a baby: "Are you okay?"
"You'd better hurry up, you're not getting younger!"
"Before long you'll be a very old mother"
"Did you know that your fertility decreases drastically after your 30th?"
"You have a house and job, what's stopping you?"
"When I was your age, I already had three children!"
"Your children would be so cute / handsome / sweet."
"Do not you hear your biological clock tick?"
"You would be such a nice mother."
"When are you going to have a child?"
"Haven't you had enough partying yet?"
"Sometimes it's time to grow up."
Which comments did you receive before you became pregnant?
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