(Closed) Did you tell anyone when you got off the pill?

posted 8 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
46383 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Tell no one. There is noone other than your hubby who needs to know.

If you tell people , you will be hounded re if you are pregnant, when you are due etc etc etc.

Tell people after you have finished your first trimester.

Post # 5
4001 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I’d just tell my husband.  I’m really close to my mom too but for some reason I’d rather not tell her.  Maybe because I’d rather totally suprise her and everyone else.  If they know I’m off the pill they’re somewhat expecting an announcement!

Post # 7
98 posts
Worker bee

We didn’t tell anyone when we were TTC. I just knew if we told anyone, they would constantly be asking if we were pregnant and would ruin the surprise in us telling them! It was so much more fun to surprise them and tell them we were having a baby instead of them asking all the time. Plus, the advice you get when you’re pregnant is crazy so I wouldn’t want anyone telling me what to do when I’m TTC.

Post # 8
1020 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

my situation is a little backwards–we are not actively trying to concieve, but i just got off the pill (im using the sponge now).

i made it a point to tell my fiance NOT to mention it to anyone, and not to correct me if he heard me tell someone that i was still taking the pill. the reason we aren’t telling anyone is because we don’t want questions–are you wanting a baby now?, you know thats less effective, right?, what are you going to do if you get pregnant?, why don’t you just use condoms?, etc. and if i did get pregnant i don’t want people making stupid comments like ‘well you should have used a more effective method!”. my friends and i do openly talk about BC, so this isn’t as easy as it seems!


Post # 10
323 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I also am close to my mom but I’m waiting to tell her anything until we’re solidly pregnant (I guess 3 months).  My dad’s a doctor and I know that the two of them will become overly concerned (out of love).  I want to keep the first few months of pregnancy as something that is just between my future (26 days) husband and me.

Congrats and good luck with TTC!

Post # 11
2695 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2008

nope, she didn’t know we were TTC until I announced I was pregnant! It was a fabulous way to surprise our parents ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 12
624 posts
Busy bee

Ain’t no ones business besides my husbands ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 13
2821 posts
Sugar bee

We are giving some people a vague idea if it comes up in discussion but not bringing it up.  I don’t offer up the info or give any great specifics like 1 month is go time!  Timelines stress me out, well any hard and fast rules stress me out so we talk about it very loosely.  And I’m more careful with my mom because she has an awesome ability to stress me out and not know when to stop asking questions and questions and questions and questions…… but if she didn’t do that I’d probably offer up more information to her. 

I donno, I’m pretty secure and realize hey it might not even work, so that part doesn’t stress me out, so I don’t mind offering up some info on our thinking about babies if it comes up.  And for people who ask me too many questions (well other than my mom) I’m pretty good at figuring out how to change the subject or not say more than I feel is necessary.

Oh but I’m not on the pill, I guess for me it’s just talking about TTC, no ones business but I dont’ mind talking about it.

Post # 14
801 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

I told my mom and my sister only because I knew I’d need the emotional support.  Both of them took a year to get pregnant with their first kids and I knew it was likely that I would as well.  Because they could sympathize when I brought it up, I told them a few months into TTC.  They knew better than to ask every month though.  If you do tell, make sure they understand that you are the one to bring it up if you want to talk.

Post # 15
558 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

I certainly AM NOT going to tell my mom when I go off BC! Mainly because I am going off it after this pack, but not to TTC. Just for more personal reasons. But I know that if I even MENTIONED to her that I wasn’t on hormonal BC anymore, she would automatically assume we were trying to get pregnant, and I wouldn’t be able to convince her otherwise. I just don’t want that kind of stress and drama (which my mom is actually very good at creating!)

Post # 16
1813 posts
Buzzing bee

I did, but mostly bc I started having horrible health issues after I quit.

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