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When congratulating a pregnant woman, do you also congratulate her partner?

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If the pregnant woman's partner is present, I will most certainly congratulate him. After all, he is also expecting, albeit in a different way. Otherwise, I will either wait until I see him next or ask that my congratulations be relayed to him.
by Vee
Yep. Though I hate if they say "we're pregnant." No, she is. You're going to be a dad, but it's her body that is changing right now.
I agree he is not, I never liked them saying it also.
She is.
He isn't.
by jonaja
I would. But some people are strange.
I concur.
by Vee
Naturally. They are both the parents so sure. I don't quite like when the father is left out of the picture
by Gia
If they are both with me at the time, most certainly. If not I will ask that a hug for the new daddy-to-be is conveyed on my behalf.
by Rice
I would.
If of course you don't know him or never met him...as it can happen, then it's a bit difficult but I hope that my wishes can be seen as for them both.After all, he did play an important role LOL.
by Vee
Yes of course. If he is there at the time. Often, if I am out with some girlfriends and I would get told then, when the husband / boyfriend is not around. If the person and their partner come to visit us, of course I would congratulate them both. It takes two to tango.
Maybe. I don't really acknowledging a whole lot. I'm also a bit hesitant at making a big fuss.Always worried I will be a jonah. I usually say "that's great for the both of you". Then when the baby is actually born, I make a big fuss. Guess I am a bit of a pessimist.
Yes I congratulate them both!
Many times I dont know the partners at all or well enough to exchange social sentiments.
If he's there at the time, otherwise I request my congrats to be passed onto him.
Depends entirely on the circumstances -mostly the husband is not with the wife so I do not generally congratulate the partner.

I sometimes would congratulate him when I see him next time though.
by Finy
Of course, her partner did contribute to making the baby and will also be looking forward to looking taking on a new role as parent. I would definitely congratulate her partner.
Yes I would if he is there. I would also congratulate other family members - eg children if they are aware a baby is on it's way.
It is a life changing event for all of them.

I once witnessed a couple congratulate a woman when she announced she was pregnant. Her husband, who was the father and who was present, was completely overlooked. I did not understand what happened at all and was very saddened for the expectant father.
by Vee
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