- Be honest. Don't down play your enthusiasm of entering motherhood on her behalf because it just makes things awkward.
- Just because your friend doesn't have children doesn't mean she doesn't love spending time with your youngster — include her in all the activities that you invite your mommy friends to. She's free to opt out.
- Take advantage of your time away from your lil ones to partake in adult activities with her —sports, spa treatments, girls' weekends, etc.
- If she's celebrating all your family's festivities, return the favor and make a lot of hoopla when she hits milestones — job promotions, birthdays or an engagement.
- Don't surprise her with a group announcement. A big "we're pregnant" alienates the odd one out.
- Unless she broaches the subject, don't bring up her biological clock.
- Vow to engage in more "kid-free" conversations.
- Don't become a kid-centric snob — someone who is so absorbed in her mom life that they don't think they have anything in common with their old friends anymore.
- Don't talk about how easy it was for you to get pregnant if you know she is still trying.
Feel free to add your own dos and don'ts!