(Closed) How Long Before Announcing Pregnancy?

posted 7 years ago in Babies
  • poll: When did/will you tell people that you are pregnant?
    Immediate Family - ASAP : (77 votes)
    31 %
    Immediate Family - After 3 months : (28 votes)
    11 %
    Immediate Family - After 6 months : (1 votes)
    0 %
    Others - ASAP : (3 votes)
    1 %
    Others - After 3 months : (76 votes)
    31 %
    Others - After 6 months : (6 votes)
    2 %
    Everyone (Family and Others) - ASAP : (3 votes)
    1 %
    Everyone - After 3 months : (48 votes)
    19 %
    Everyone - After 6 months : (7 votes)
    3 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    5154 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2010

    My husband and I told our parents when we were about 8 weeks along (we found out at only 3 weeks). We didn’t tell our friends until about 3 months.

    Post # 4
    Member
    6009 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: May 2009

    We told our parents and our best friends at about 5 weeks.  My boss also guessed at about 6 weeks.  We didn’t tell anyone else until the second trimester, but it was really just because it was kinda awkward to tell all our co-workers and others.  One co-worker ended up guessing around 13 weeks, I think, and we just let her spread the news around the office.  🙂  Easy on us!

    Post # 5
    Member
    77 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    I would wait to tell my family until after the first trimester. I’m weird & the risk of miscarrying is greater in that first trimester. I haven’t been pregnant before, but I had a friend who told everyone as soon as she knew & then miscarried & then everybody you know has to say sorry & all that…she told me that literally every time someone said sorry or asked if she was okay, it like just reopened the wound. ya know what I mean? I would rather grieve with my husband alone & get through it together rather than ya know everybody…

    Post # 6
    Member
    1645 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    I told my SIL right away, since she and I are really close and she knew we were trying. We told my parents a few days after we found out (I was 5ish weeks) and we told DH’s family the following weekend. We told a couple close people right away as well, but waited until after the first ultrasound (11 weeks) to tell extended family and friends. I told work at about 12 weeks along with everyone else.

    Post # 7
    Member
    538 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    We are kinda planning a staggered approach. 

    4 weeks – We found out via missed period and positive HPT

    7 weeks – Told parents after seeing an ultrasound

    8 weeks – Told IL’s after seeing the heartbeat

    10-12 weeks – Told close friends and some extended family (still in progress)

    Mid second trimester – Will tell work and others

    End of second trimester – formally announce on facebook

     

    Post # 8
    Member
    13099 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    You should make you poll so that people can answer more than one – that way they can address when they told each category of people.

    Darling Husband and I aren’t TTC yet but when we are pregnant, I suspect we’ll tell our immeadiate families pretty quickly.  Most everyone else, I suspect we’ll try to wait until as close to the 12 week mark as I could physically keep myself quiet for.  (That is unless morning sickness made me have to tell work earlier).

    Post # 9
    Member
    2538 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    I don’t really want to tell anyone about Wombat due to our circumstance, but we also wanted to tell people who would have to travel far to meet Wombat.

    ~8 weeks (after 1st doctor appointment) – we told his family at Christmas when we saw them, told my siblings and his far away siblings on the phone

    ~9weeks – really close friends as they were available

    ~10 weeks – told my dad and then my mom

    I’m 13 weeks today and we still haven’t told most of my family. They were very rude when we announced Moose, so I really don’t even want to.

    As for Facebook, that’ll happen when I deliver a living baby, not before.

    Post # 11
    Member
    2538 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    @PrncssDva: Yes, our baby’s nickname is Wombat because, like Moose, we’re not finding out the gender. Plus, wombats are feisty and we need a feisty baby ready to fight for his/her life.

    Post # 12
    Member
    209 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    We didn’t tell anyone until I was 3 mos.

    Post # 13
    Member
    2289 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: November 2010

    I plan on telling a very few close friends and family a few days after we find out. At the beginning of the second trimester we’ll tell the rest of our family and friends, and we’ll announce at the end of the second.

    Post # 14
    Member
    338 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    We told my our parents and close friends at 9 weeks and then announced to extended familly at 11 weeks. Announced to co-workers after the first ultrasound and hearing the heart at 12 weeks

    Post # 15
    Member
    127 posts
    Blushing bee

    We didn’t tell ANYONE, which was family and friends until close to 4 months, around 3 1/2 months. We just found out the sex not too long ago and we are at 5 months. I will do a quick announcement on facebook as well for anyone that already don’t know. I haven’t been on it ages and go on every few months so I’m sure most of the people on my page don’t know I’m pregnant. I’m pretty superstitious so wanted to make sure EVERYTHING was fine before posting it on the internet and stuff. I’m sure I have extended family that don’t know yet lol.

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