(Closed) Did you announce once you started TTC?

posted 7 years ago in Babies
  • poll: Did you tell close friends/family when you were going to Start trying?
    Yes : (15 votes)
    22 %
    No : (47 votes)
    68 %
    Other (explain) : (7 votes)
    10 %
  • Post # 3
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2008

    My best friend and I started trying around the same time, so we told each other just to have SOMEONE to talk with 🙂  But both couples have kept it quiet from the rest of our families.  I finally broke down and explained the basics to my mom after close to a year of no luck, but when it’s taking awhile, it’s really nice to not have everyone waiting for a big announcement or asking questions.  I’m super close to my family otherwise, but for me, and for this, it felt right to keep as much as possible between the hubs and I. 

    Post # 4
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    1835 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: December 2010

    I think it’s awkward telling people you’re going to be having lots of sex in the next few months. We didn’t tell anyone because we felt our sex life is not public news.

    Post # 5
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    2562 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    My family, and come co-workers know that we are TTC. I don’t feel awkward about it at all that people know, and those who do have been nothing but supportive that it hasn’t happened for us yet. 

    Post # 6
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    9824 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper

    No, I don’t make it a habit to broadcast my sex life lol. I feel like that just opens the floodgates for inappropriate questions, lectures on different positions to try and phone calls about cervical mucus. Noooooo thank you.

    Post # 7
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    1835 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: December 2010

    @KatyElle: Where’s the damn like button?!

    Post # 9
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    288 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2009

    We didnt tell anyone, My SIL and her husband have had some trouble TTC and i remember how difficult it was when people would ask them have you been succesfull yet? So just in case it took us a long time i didnt want questions reminding us. 

    Post # 10
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    1253 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    When were ready to start trying, we told everyone so that I wouldn’t have to tell everyone over and over why I quit smoking and drinking. And it actually worked out really well that way, because when I did get pregnant we kept it a secret until we were ready and no one wondered why I wasn’t drinking anymore.

    Post # 12
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    1284 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: February 2011

    I’ve told a couple of really close friends (my Maid/Matron of Honor and another recently married friend from work) but otherwise we’re keeping it under wraps.

    We’re not really “trying” that hard (so to speak) but I don’t think we’ll tell anymore people because we just don’t need the pressure.  I guess if we don’t conceive within six months or so then we might start talking to our parents about it.

    Post # 13
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    1032 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2009

    I just told my 2 really close friends because they knew I had been waiting to start TTC and I wanted to share.

    Post # 14
    Bee
    6473 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2011 - Sydney, Australia

    I’d probably tell my mum, but that’d be it. I don’t even think my bffs would be that interested, since none are at the married/baby stage yet.

    Post # 15
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    1214 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    I told my best friend because I was dying to tell someone. She asked me every time I saw her if I was pregnant yet. Next time, I’m keeping it quiet.

    Post # 16
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    554 posts
    Busy bee

    I don’t think it is information that should be shared. Unfortunately my husband made it clear prior to our wedding that we wanted a family so now I feel like everyone is waiting on an announcment that I am pregnant. It sucks as the reality is we are still preventing and I am also having some issues so now it looks like there may be some stumbling blocks to getting pregnant. It truly is awful as every time people see me I see them studying my tummy or what I am eating. The pressure is probably making that much worse for us. 

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