Pregnancy announcement before first ultrasound?

posted 2 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 2
2486 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

taKtical525:  We did, but only because it was Christmas and I was already 10 weeks pregnant. My first ultrasound wasn’t until 20 weeks, but we did hear the heartbeat at 11.5 weeks. I was nervous to tell early, and we ONLY told immediate family and a few very close friends. We told everyone else at 13 weeks. 

Post # 3
100 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2014 - hotel

I told my parents and inlaws before the first ultrasound. I know I would have needed their support if I had been unfortunate enough to have any problems, so telling them made sense. It’s a very personal choice though, it all depends on how you and your SO feel, who you would tell if you had any problems and whether or not you can hide your pregnancy! If you have bad morning sickness I imagine they’ll guess.

Post # 4
3119 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Same with MrsAKSkier:  except we were only 6 weeks. We hemmed and hawed over whether or not to do it but in the end decided to share the news with my in-laws at Christmas but immediately expressed to them the unsureness of it all and made sure that they kept it a secret. I wouldn’t have shared the news with anyone until confirming with an ultrasound otherwise. 

Post # 5
6964 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

I’m considering telling my parents early, but only because they’re a doctor and a nurse and I have some health issues. I’d prefer to wait until after the first ultrasound (~8 weeks) though.

Post # 6
1609 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

We just told my parents and MIL (DH’s dad died a long time ago) before the first ultrasound. Neither one of us can keep a secret, so we told them. 

My cousin, on the other hand, announced on Facebook that’s she’s pregnant about 2 weeks ago. She was only 4-5 weeks. I think she just had her first ultrasound yesterday or today. I think that was a huge mistake to post on Facebook that early. 

Post # 7
886 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

With our first pregnancy DH and I told my parents 2 days after our BFP, unfortunately that pregnancy ended in miscarriage at 7w.  This time around we waited for obvious reasons. I was pretty firm on waiting until we’ve had at least two ultrasounds confiming a healthy pregnancy and passing first tri before making the accouncement.  We did have two successful ultrasounds but I couldn’t wait the full 13w … I gave in at 10w and told my parents on my moms birthday. I don’t regret waiting it out a little and will do the same for all future pregnancies.  

Post # 8
454 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I’m 12 weeks pregnant now. We told my parents and siblings at 5 weeks and my husband’s family at 8 weeks. There’s no way either of us could have kept it a secret.

Post # 9
3756 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

We told a lot of our close friends and family the first time at like 7 weeks before any ultrasound and I was having spotting and lower hcg levels, but we were just so excited. I lost that baby at 8 weeks. Un-telling everyone SUCKED big time. This time we waited, made sure my hormone levels were good, I was not spotting.. I had the first ultrasound at 7w2d and everything looked great, and just had another one at 10w and still on track. We’ve told most of our close friends and family now and I don’t mind if the general public knows at this point.

Post # 10
7281 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast

I never had an ultrasound, so yes, I told people before my first ultrasound.

Post # 11
3280 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I wouldn’t for sure, and we plan to wait to tell parents until at least 8-10 weeks and everyone else after like 12-14 weeks. 

Post # 12
1902 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I told my mom after I POAS, because I was home for Thanksgiving.  I didn’t tell anyone else until after the NT test.

Post # 13
64 posts
Worker bee

we did tell at 10 weeks because we tought everything was fine. Then, I miscarried and had to tell every friend and our parents I was not pregnant anymore. That is the part that hurted me the most I guess (except knowing we would never meet our baby). So we are pregnant again but won’t tell before the U/S this time.

Post # 14
627 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

It’s common practice here to only get 1 ultrasound at 20 weeks. That’s what happened for my first and the only reason why I got an early ultrasound this time was because I only had 1 cycle post partum. The dr wanted to double check my dates. ( I didn’t tell her I had been charting as I wanted the early u/s)

So yeah, I’ve told/would tell before my first ultrasound as 20 weeks is a long time to wait to tell people 🙂

Post # 15
9137 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

I would tell my husband with the first positive pregnancy test.  Parents would find out after the heartbeat.  Everyone else would have to wait until the 12 week mark regardless of US.

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