(Closed) Should I announce to co-workers at 10 weeks?

posted 5 years ago in Pregnancy
  • poll: Would you announce at work at 10 weeks pregnant?
    Yes! Announce! : (35 votes)
    25 %
    No, too soon : (85 votes)
    60 %
    Maybe, see how things go... : (21 votes)
    15 %
  • Post # 3
    1474 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: December 2011

    I wouldn’t. I always err on the side of caution with early pregnancy.


    Post # 4
    1660 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: January 2012

    That’s a tough one, my first instinct was to not tell… Because it’s the end of the school year and no one needs to know except your boss (if you’ll be needing maternity leave pretty early in the school year). But if you are just happy and want to share because you are friends with these people, then sure.  If you won’t be seeing many of them again anyway it’s not that bad.

    I think it’s a coin flip.  Do you have any reason to believe there might be complications?

    Post # 5
    2401 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I wouldn’t. I’d send them all a “Happy Summer! I’m pregnant!” email when you hit 12 weeks and have told your boss. 

    Post # 6
    680 posts
    Busy bee

    That’s still pretty early. If you are close with many who aren’t returning, get their personal email addresses and such and share the news with them at a later date.

    Post # 8
    6825 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    Nope I wouldn’t say a word unless it is your direct supervisor. 

    Post # 9
    4416 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    Well, once you’ve successfully seen/heard baby’s heartbeat, the risk of anything bad drops incredibly low, so that the difference between 10 and 12 weeks is pretty much nothing. So if you want to tell your coworkers at 10, I think you’re fine — just maybe ask them to keep it to themselves for a couple more weeks until you make the full-on tell-the-world announcement! I told my boss at 9 weeks since I had so many doc appts all of a sudden, and just asked her to keep it to herself, and then told grandparents etc at 10, and the facebook world at 12. It all worked out fine for me.

    Post # 10
    5007 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: September 2013

    It’s only 2 weeks from your second trimester and you won’t see these people for a long time, so I’d probably do it but tell them it’s still early and ask them not to announce it to the world.

    Post # 11
    4583 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I didn’t tell coworkers until 13 weeks. Same time we told everyone else. I just get really nervous about saying anything before the second trimester.

    Post # 12
    15 posts
    • Wedding: August 2013

    Im terrible at  secrets .. so i would tell the people i consider close friends!

    Best of luck & congrats 🙂


    Post # 13
    336 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2009

    @iarebridezilla:  +1.  If you’re close to them, it would be much more fun to tell them in person.  Just make sure you tell your boss first!  Have fun and congrats!!!

    Post # 14
    1252 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I wouldn’t. Seems too early to me. 

    Post # 15
    7422 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999


    Post # 16
    2376 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    One of my co-workers just had her baby, and I’ve known multiple co-workers who miscarried, so this is from their collective experiences, not my personal one.  I wouldn’t announce at this point, because it’s SO early.  And I’ve seen those announcements turn sad very quickly. 

    If you’re insured through your employer, you do need to tell HR and your insurance company that you’re pregnant, and I would do so ASAP.  Call HR first, they can give you the pregnancy packet that tells you who to call, what documentation you need and when you need to talk to them. 

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