To congratulate a woman on her pregnancy, wait until she shares the news, then offer sincere well wishes, such as, "Congratulations! I know you will be a great mother." Appropriate sentiments might also involve a personal statement, such as, "I can't wait to meet the baby."
Some women wait to reveal their pregnancies, so friends and family members should not comment until the news is made public.
Step 1: Offer sincere congratulations
Spoken congratulations are appropriate when someone is told about a pregnancy in person. However, written cards, letters or emails are also thoughtful ways to congratulate the expecting mother.
Step 2: Avoid spreading the news
Friends and relatives should keep the news of a loved one's pregnancy to themselves. Let the expecting parents make all decisions about public announcements.