Post # 1
I was 9 weeks yesterday and we will be seeing a lot of family over the next week. Would you tell your family or is it too early? DH and I are really on the fence about telling so early but then if not we will just being playing games all week to try and hide it. Downfall of telling family too soon? We told everyone with DD at 11 weeks since it was Easter and I was already showing.
Post # 3
@roxy821: At 9 weeks I would tell…especially family. I would tell them you’re holding off to tell the WORLD until your gender U/S or 12 weeks..whichever you plan to wait for.
Hopefully you don’t have any facebook status happy family members.
Post # 4
Assuming you don’t see your family too often, I would. I think that’s the kind of news you want to share in person!
Post # 5
If we get a BFP this cycle, I’ll be 6 weeks exactly on Christmas day. We’d tell immediate family that morning, but they’d be sworn to secrecy. Extended family/the world can find out around 12 weeks.
Post # 6
I would hold off until Christmas. But that is coming form someone who has had a miscarriage and telling people you are no longer pregnant really sucks:(
Post # 7
I wouldn’t tell because if something did happen, I wouldn’t want to tell people I had a miscarriage. But if you are comfortable with that, then go for it!
Post # 8
@Sea_Ashley: I agree with not telling PEOPLE…but if her immediate and some extended family will be there and they are all pretty close with eachother, and can be there for support it would be nice.
I would probably tell all of my immediate family because I wouldn’t want to feel alone if anything were to happen.
Post # 9
- Wedding: July 2012 - Catholic Church
I would tell. These are the people who’ll be there to support you if anyhing bad happens and who will rejoice with you the most over the news. I told family at 8w since that was the first time I got to see them all then I told the world at 13w. Congratulations on your pregnancy!
Post # 10
@roxy821: I agree with telling parents and siblings, but I personally wouldn’t tell extended family. We only told parents becuase we knew they could be there for support if, God forbid, something were to have happened, but I didn’t want to have to deal with everyone else (aunts, uncles, cousins) asking me. I knew I could probably lean on them for support, but I think it would really suck having to tell that many people if something happened. According to my mom, who had 5 m/c, having one person for support was easier than a bunch, which is what happened when she lost her first.
Post # 11
Yes! Tell! What wonderful news to give your parents at the holidays 🙂
Post # 12
@roxy821: We’re waiting until Christmas to tell everyone. I’ll be 13 weeks pregnant then. It is VERY hard to wait but It would be harder to tell them about a miscarriage.
Post # 13
I would definitely tell!
My entire extended family knew by 10 weeks, we told very close friends at 12 weeks, and announced it online at 14 weeks!
Post # 14
I would tell, just make sure no one knows not to post anything on Facebook or any other social media just yet. If you’ve already had a previous pregnancy and told people at 11 weeks… you aren’t too far off. I think it would be a bit different with your first. That’s just my two cents and totally depends on what you would feel comfortable with.
Post # 15
@roxy821: I would tell- the holidays are a great time for baby announcements:)
Post # 16
I had a previous miscarriage a few years back, but this time around DH was so sure everything was going to work out it didn’t matter if I was 4 weeks preggers, he would have told the world. Plus if something DID happen and I were to lose the baby, I would want/need my family’s support. I say all that to say, tell immediate family so that they can share in your joy and you don’t have to be walking on egg shells all night.