Oops, I assumed it was a staff member helping you. And yes, I NEVER comment about a woman's possible pregnancy. She could have already given birth (we know it takes a while for that "bump" to gradually reduce in size), could have lost her baby, or could have a health condition completely unrelated to pregnancy.

There are already too many cringe-y moments in a woman's life, let's not add more. Thanks for inspiring this essay, Betsy!

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