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We've all been there, the words just come out without much thought. But for pregnant and new moms, the combination of hormones, stress, and exhaustion can create the perfect storm for hurt feelings. Suddenly even your sister or best friend is getting offended by comments that would normally make her laugh.

To help pregnant and postpartum women feel more supported, take a moment to put yourself in their shoes and consider these commonly shared remarks that may get under their skin. Because the last thing you want to do is make another woman feel uncomfortable at this special time in her life.

Here are some of things you should avoid saying to a new mom or expectant mom — just to play it safe.