When you were newly pregnant, who did you tell?

posted 2 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 2
2782 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

mnp:  I told my parents, my sister and my cousin and a bestie.

I’m in the camp of:  I’m fully aware of early miscarriages- and I don’t believe they are a reason to hide a pregnancy.  We didn’t do any social media annoucements early on or anything– but I wasn’t afraid to tell people close to me.  

I don’t blame you for telling your boss– at least s/he will understand when you’re exhausted ad peeing every two minutes!!


I was about 5-6 weeks when I told them.

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Post # 3
2614 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

mnp:  I’ve had a couple of miscarriages and have made different decisions for each pregnancy. For this one, im 5.5 as well and have told my parents and , a couple of supportive friends. I feel like I never get to celebrate my pregnancy so at least I’m acknowledging the new life. And as you said, you need the support if something should go wrong. The only person I haven’t told this time that I did before is my sister, but that’s only because she’s heavily pregnant and I don’t want to add stress to her at the mo!!

Post # 4
8483 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

Probably within two weeks of when we found out we had told our parents, siblings, and best/closest friends.  Didn’t tell other friends and family until 15-16 weeks.  My work, I was like 20 weeks haha.

Post # 7
143 posts
Blushing bee

I told DH and then I told my mom and my best friend who is also my cousin and future godmother of our son. The DH also told his mom and his brothers. Waited until almost 14 weeks to tell my supervisor at work and the rest of our family and friends. This is my first pregnancy, so I wasn’t sure what to expect, but we figured to play it safe and keep it under wraps in the beginning. Some of my girlfriends did suspect something simply because at a couple of events I did not drink any alcohol and I always drink something. I’m now almost 24 weeks along 🙂

Post # 8
1234 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2008 - Toronto, ON

I just found out that I am pregnant last Wednesday. We have told my sister, his sister, my dad and my best friend. I am not going to announce it on Facebook or tell everyone and there brother but I feel comfortable with the people we’ve told and if god forbid something happens, I still won’t regret telling them.

Post # 9
6963 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

We told no one. I had a MC a little after 6 weeks and we told my parents then (okay I sobbed it to my mom, but whatever) and later on I told the two girls I work closely with what had happened. I don’t plan on telling anyone for a long time if/when I get pregnant again.

Post # 10
7654 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

mnp:  We told our parents, but no one else. Not even friends. I did tell my boss though because I felt better having her know in case I needed to step out sick. She was super excited, so I’m glad I told her.

Post # 12
3280 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I’ll tell DH but we’re not telling anyone else including parents, until minimum eight weeks, probably 10-12 weeks. I’m not telling my boss or coworkers until 12+ weeks. 

Post # 13
1526 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

mnp:  we told my parents right away. and we told DH’s parents and some of his other family members after our first ultrasound.  No one at work knows yet, and neither do my friends. 

Post # 14
373 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

I found out I was pregnant a couple of days after I should have gotten my period. Within a week or two I told my two best friends, FI told his best friend. At around 6 weeks, I told two of my bosses, because if I started feeling ill, they would be able to make accomodations. We told maybe a couple more very close friends before the first ultrasoun at 12 weeks. After we got good ultrasound results we told FI’s parents, and they were overjoyed. About a week later, we went on vacation and since many of our friends were joining us, we started telling them while we were out there. Otherwise it would have been too difficult to explain why I was staying sober over a two week vacation attending music festivals where I would definitely usually be partying. 

When we came back from vacation we finally told my parents. My mom is a HUGE worrier and stress case and I knew if we told her before we travelled, she would have just been worrying the whole time, especially since we went to Detroit for part of our vacation. (Which, by the way, Detroit was lovely and friendly while we were there, but a negative perception still persists.)

When I was 4.5 months, FI and I made a facebook post about both our pregnancy and engagement. There are just too many people to tell everyone in person. 

Post # 15
81 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I’m 9 weeks and so far I’ve told my mother, mother in law and father in law. I also had to tell my nurse manager who told the clinical leaders so they are mildful when making the nursing assigments at work . I’ve also told my best friend

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