(Closed) How long did you wait to announce publicly that you’re pregnant?

posted 6 years ago in Pregnancy
  • poll: How long did it take you to publicly announce your pregnancy?
    Within the 1st trimester - we couldn't wait! : (14 votes)
    17 %
    12 weeks : (24 votes)
    30 %
    13 weeks : (9 votes)
    11 %
    14 weeks : (12 votes)
    15 %
    15 weeks : (3 votes)
    4 %
    16 weeks : (2 votes)
    2 %
    17 weeks : (1 votes)
    1 %
    18 weeks : (2 votes)
    2 %
    19 weeks : (0 votes)
  • Post # 3
    Member
    5148 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    We were going to wait until after the first trimester, but we just told extended family this weekend and they’re already posting about it on Facebook, so we’re going to go ahead and make the annoucement official today, after I tell my work. (My boss knows, most of my coworkers don’t.)

    I’m 11 weeks.

    Post # 4
    Member
    1263 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2009

    We started telling “everyone” after 12 weeks when the risk of miscarriage is substantially reduced (that wasn’t one of the voting options!)

    But, I didn’t put anything up on Facebook until 19 weeks, after our anatomy scan. 

    Post # 5
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    339 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2009

    After we hit 12 weeks (which isn’t an option on your poll and depending on how you calculate trimesters, 2nd tri begins anywhere from 12wks to 14wks5d).

    Post # 8
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    1263 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2009

    @Vitsippa:  It’s so confusing!  We had an ultrasound at 10 weeks that was good so my OB said I could tell people then…but we still waited til 12 weeks.  I had my NT scan at like 12 weeks and a few days and told work after that.

    Post # 9
    Member
    198 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    We told our parents and sisters right after the BFP – but waited to tell friends/work until 14 weeks. I was very scared of a m/c.

    Post # 10
    Member
    339 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2009

    @winniewolf:  Yup. I also waited until after the NT scan.

    @Vitsippa:  Ha. No worries.

    I just realized I have 10 weeks left until there’s a little jazz. Ok, I might have to go have a tantrum/freak out session.

    Post # 11
    Member
    494 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    We’re waiting until 12-13 weeks to announce to everyone on facebook. Our NT scan is a couple of weeks. On my OB packet, they list 14 weeks as the first trimester, but when we had our 8 week visit, my OB said that we could announce to everyone by 12 weeks if we wanted to.

    Post # 12
    Member
    1210 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    I was already 7 weeks pregnant by the time I found out, and I told my parents and best friend right away. I told a few people at work the 8th week but asked them not to tell. After I was about 12 weeks I told people they didn’t have to keep it a secret anymore and just kind of let the grapevine do its thing.

    I never did make an announcement via Facebook, although from time to time a friend would leave me a comment that made it pretty obvious and I just left that up. I suppose the first facebook reference was made when I was about 18-19 weeks.

    Post # 13
    Member
    494 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    @abbyful: I’d be a little upset if family started talking about it on facebook before you could publicly announce it. We made our families keep it off of there until we’re ready. I was worried about Mother-In-Law telling everyone publicly, but so far she’s been respectful of our wishes and kept it off of facebook.

    Post # 14
    Member
    9824 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper

    I waited until 20 weeks, when I called my family and then posted an ultrasound pic on my fb and made the gender announcement. I am happy I waited, some people announce SO early!

    Post # 15
    Member
    554 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    I’m 13 weeks today and we only started telling extended family and friends last Friday after I got the NT scan results back. I’m only now feeling like I can share with anyone who asks. I don’t know if we’ll put anything on Facebook but if we do, it will be after the anatomy scan when we find out the sex of the baby. 

    Post # 16
    Member
    1263 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2009

    Oh PS – I disabled my FB wall around 12 weeks until I got a chance to tell family and friends in person : )

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