Hi everyone, apologies for the intrusion, I hope I don't upset anyone.
I have another couple of weeks to go before I start maternity leave to prepare for the long awaited arrival of our precious IVF baby, and my co-workers are always asking how everything is going or reminiscing about their own babies.
I work full time, but there is a lady who shares my office 2 days a week who sadly had a little girl born sleeping several years ago (she was full term). She also had to go through IVF to fall pregnant and told me that she still has embryos in storage she can't bear to let go of, but has been unable to use as her partner took his own life
My boss talked to us separately when she first started to make sure we both felt comfortable sharing an office with me being pregnant. I had no issue and obviously she was okay with it too. My co-worker has never directly told me about her stillborn daughter, so I'm not sure how much she knows I'm aware of?
She always asks about the baby and seems genuinely happy for me, as I've been approaching the end of my pregnancy though she seems to be a bit more emotional. I've never experienced a loss, so I was wondering if anyone could give me any advice on things I should or should not say around her?? I'm sure just seeing my big belly is hard enough, and with everyone making a fuss in my final weeks I want to try to make things as easy as possible for her.