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Is It OK to Ask Parents If They Used Fertility Drugs?

Baby Means: Is It Ever Appropriate to Pop the Fertility Question?

The stork didn't drop off the baby, but is it your business to ask how a child came to be? While many couples — celebrities and common folks — are open about their fertility struggles, others keep tight lipped about what they consider a private issue. When a 50-year-old first time mom strolls down the street, most people assume she had some assistance in having her babe. Quadruplets aren't common in nature so it's safe to guess that high number multiples are also a result of some type of medical intervention. But, unless the information is offered up, is it ever OK to inquire?

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katialoves katialoves 6 years
i'm same as amber.... you just can't ask first.
amber512 amber512 6 years
I wouldn't bring it up, but I would feel comfortable to ask questions if the parents brought it up and were openly talking about their experience.
Heather-Maddan Heather-Maddan 6 years
I would never ask and it boggles my mind when I hear someone pose such a question to a complete stranger, but I was curious what other people thought of the practice.
Livvy-P Livvy-P 6 years
Totally agree with ^Anon^. I know too many people who have gone through fertility struggles - some are open about it, and some are not. It is a personal decision.
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