infertility_etiquette“When are you having a baby?” “Don’t you want kids?” “Have you thought about adoption?”

With one in eight couples in America struggling with issues of infertility, these are questions far too many couples and single people have likely heard from well-meaning friends and family members.

In observance of National Infertility Awareness Week, I recently sat down with relationships expert Andrea Syrtash on “Good Morning Washington” to discuss the delicate manner in which all of us should approach conversations of family planning.

My first tip for the inquisitive among us: Take a pregnant pause. More specifically, if you’re thinking of asking a woman if she is now pregnant–or hopes to be in the future–don’t. The sting of these questions is anything but innocuous.

For more tips, check out the segment below: