Handling other's pregnancies news?

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Handling other's pregnancies news?
Thu, 06-13-2013 - 4:58pm

A Huffington Post author talks about how sensitive it can be to announce her pregnancy to her friends, she doesn't want to unintentionally hurt someone she cares about: 

I feel for my friends, very deeply, and in light of what they are going through, announcing my pregnancy with my fifth child seems almost unseemly. It seems gluttonous, like I've helped myself to way more than I'm entitled to of life's "happiness buffet." While I know my friends are happy for me (hence why we are "friends"), I also have a small sense of the depth of their own sadness and frustration, and feel terribly that my good news may be, indirectly, hurtful to them or even just remind them of their situations.

Read more: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jordana-horn/how-to-announce-your-fifth-pregnancy_b_3203398.html?utm_hp_ref=parents&ir=Parents

How would you prefer to hear the news?  Do you have trouble associating with them afterwards, or does it depend on their attitude?