"Better You Than Me."
Don't corner a pregnant woman at the market, office or playground, shake your head and say, "Better you than me." How does that celebrate her upcoming baby?
For many women, an impending arrival is the result of years of planning -- or about nine months of incubating, at least -- and she really is looking forward to being a mom. The fact that you seem to see the blessed event as little more than an arduous undertaking is a sly way of minimizing something that's oh-so-important. It's the mother of all backhanded compliments, and depending upon hormonal fluctuations, it could earn you the same.