(Closed) How and When did you tell your Boss?

posted 6 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
5479 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

I had a special situation… I work for the department of pathology.  So, when I had my blood drawn at my first prenatal appointment, I knew it was a complete and total possibility that my supervisor would be working the chemistry bench and might be the one to run my labwork.  Luckily, I had my confirmatory HCG done elsewhere before I was ready to tell anyone!  Anyway, I called down to my boss before I went to get my blood drawn to tell her the news!  I was 11 weeks. 

Post # 4
1638 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

@MarieBelle:  I’m an office manager so my boss would have seen me running back and forth to the lady’s room.

I told him a 5 weeks and informed me he knew ‘something’ was up because I was going to the bathroom a lot and looked more tired than usual.

Very early I know. But since it’s only me and him in our office he would have noticed when the phones kept ringing and he could not find me.

PS-He was very happy and I even called him when I found out the gender.

Post # 5
6823 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I told my boss soon as we found out. I was about 12 weeks along when found out was pregnant. Like a PP with all the doc apts, I thought better say something. My boss is a woman who has kids so I knew she would understand.

Post # 6
1245 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I told my manager very early, like 5 weeks? We’re pretty close so I sent her a picture of the BFP. I also told her b/c I needed her to work with me on the doctor’s appt. She kept my secret until I was 16 weeks along & ready to tell my other co-workers.

Post # 7
1675 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I told my boss this week once I got to 12 weeks and after my first u/s. I too thought it would be an awkward conversation, but it went really well and he was incredibly kind and supportive.

Post # 8
462 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

This is mostly a funny story on how I told my boss. It probably won’t help any 🙁

I was showing just a little when my boss found out.. Just for some background, I work in my apartment office and the only people who work in there are me, my boss (the owner) and the other lady who does manager work. We’re all pretty close, and my boss is old, so he says a lot of just whatever he wants lol

Anyways, he called me into his office to discuss my recent weight gain because he was concerned about my health and didn’t want me to go down a path his daughters had. He flipped when I told him I was just pregnant. Ecstatic doesn’t BEGIN to describe it. It’s probably an “innapropriate” thing to discuss with your employee but I really just didn’t care. I thought it was pretty funny, AND I wasn’t sure how to just tell him so, this worked out great lol I don’t remember how far along I was… 

Do whatever you feel comfortable with! I’m not sure what the business/work etiquette is when it comes to this sort of thing! So if you’re more comfortable waiting the two extra weeks it’s probably not too big of a deal 🙂 Good luck and congrats 🙂 

Post # 9
6998 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

I told my boss around 8 weeks – I work for small company and in a small department and felt like I needed to let him know why I would be going to so many appointments. My scenario is a little different because I do have a personal relationship with my boss so I felt the sooner the better!

Post # 10
820 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I haven’t told my boss yet as I will only be 5 weeks tomorrow, but I’m hoping to wait until my first OB appt which will be 10-12 wks. I work as an RN and once my boss knows,they are forced to make all sorts of crazy changes to my schedule and I like it just as it is. One of my bestfriend’s works on my unit with me and she is one of the few people who knows so she makes sure I’m careful not to over do it

Post # 11
2398 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I have not told my boss yet but I am going to have to soon because I cant stop pee’ing, yawning and I need to snack or I feel yucky. I never snacked before. I think I will tell her after my first doctors appointment. 

Post # 12
1769 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I had an intern (lest anyone judge, she was a law student and married) tell me right after her first ultrasound – because she was leaving to run to the bathroom every five seconds and I kept threatening to call our on-site medical staff. I was soooo excited. Then she wanted my help in telling my boss (so her big boss), ha!

Post # 13
5960 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2018

Ok, there’s nothing to be nervous about and it doesn’t have to be uncomfortable, BUT it is really important to tell your boss as soon as possible, since depending on what you do and how long you plan to be gone for maternity leave AND taking in to account the appointments and unpredictability of pregnancy in general..your employer is going to have to make arrangements for the existing staff to take over and help out with your duties now AND while your home with baby,  the more time a boss has to do that, the happier they will be.

Post # 15
121 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I am a dental assistant, so as soon as I find out, I have to tell my boss since I take X-rays as part of my job. 

Post # 16
334 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I told my assistant fairly early on about being pregnant, because I was nauseated and snacking all the time at work. Then, at an office party he got drunk and was pretty vocal about things and let on to some people that I’m pregnant. I took the opportunity to approach my boss before word got to him and told him myself. He seemed really happy for me at that time. I’m not sure if it was because he had a few drinks in him or not. He hasn’t said a word about my pregnancy to me since then. I was 12 weeks along when I told him.

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