The Huffington Post
December 9, 2011
By, Amanda Fairbanks
NEW YORK — Rosie Pope practices what she preaches.
On Thursday morning, at Rosie Pope Maternity on Madison Avenue, Bravo’s “Pregnant in Heels” star presided over a discussion about pregnancy’s myths and misconceptions while wearing a black cocktail dress and sky-high Chanel heels.
Pope is pregnant with her third child. She is due next May.
At the event sponsored by Clearblue Easy, the pregnancy and fertility test manufacturer, Pope unpacked some of challenges facing women hoping to become pregnant.
According to national birth statistics, more couples conceive during the holidays than at any other time of the year. But it can still be a stressful period — particularly for those battling infertility issues.
Pope, who has publicly discussed her own problems with fertility, sympathizes with many women facing the combination of stress from the holidays and pressure from family members about when they’ll finally conceive.
When faced with such questions, Pope advised women to be firm and stand their ground. “Simply tell them that it’s a private issue and that you don’t want to talk about it,” said Pope. “And then change the subject.”