(Closed) How many weeks were you when you told your employer?

posted 7 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 17
1663 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

One of my managers guessed I was pregnant about 3 days after I found out. Since I was the newlywed in the store (I work retail) all the girls were joking that I needed to have a baby ASAP. When I came into work my manager asked if I felt ok cause I guess I looked sick. I said I wasn’t feeling great, but was ok to work. She laughed and asked if I was pregnant. I guess my poker face sucks cause my look gave it away. I ended up telling everybody else around 12-13 weeks. 

Post # 18
3313 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I told them as soon as I found out (so like 3.5 weeks) because I work in retail and found out just prior to Black Friday.  I wanted to make sure they didn’t put me in a dangerous position.  They’ve been AMAZINGLY supportive!  ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 19
6065 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 2012

I told my boss at 8 weeks to explain a necessary 3 day absense from work.

I was going to tell co workers at 12 weeks, but I ended up telling them at about 11 weeks. I just had to explain my binge eating and falling asleep at my desk, lol. Also, by then I’d had 2 great ultrasound appointments, so I wasn’t as scared of something going wrong.

They were thrilled, it was very nice to tell them. ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 20
3081 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I plan to share at just over 12 weeks (assuming my scan goes well tomorrow at 12+3!). I’m pretty close to my boss and have a lot of travel coming up Q3 and 4 that I’ll have to bail on, so I was planning to tell at 8 weeks so we could make alternate arrangements. However, then I learned that in the past few weeks bonuses and raises were being set, so I just didn’t want to jeopardize anything with pregnancy news. 

Post # 21
1647 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013 - Rustic mill, historical site

I should be off work as soon as the stick turns pink, lol.    Last time I was off at 4.5 weeks.     This time I’m scared to tell my doctor because he will put me on leave again (I work with chemicals) and then it will make things really complicated if I miscarry again (m/c in december, I’m glad it happened before I saw my doctor.   I saw him during to confirm and he still wanted me off until we got the test results back in case I wasnt’ miscarrying).

It will probably be 7-8 weeks this time.   I’m not going to tell them just like that, I have to see my doctor, get the paperwork filled out, and present them to my boss to be on leave.   They can’t argue, or get rid of me because of it.

Post # 22
318 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

I had planned to wait until 12-15 weeks, but ended up explaining that I was pregnant much earlier.  Around week 9 one of my students (who has PCE) punched me in the stomach. I was shaking and teary eyed, and I could tell everyone thought I was way over reacting. I was, but I was very emotional and I didn’t think it was that abnormal to be shaken.

At that point my principal and lead teacher knew, and my lead teacher kept asking if I was okay, and kept telling me to stop moving desks around and stop lifting books and telling me to eat more… so nearly everyone at work knows now.

If I were you, I’d try to wait until weeks 12-15 if you can. Or longer. ๐Ÿ˜€

Post # 23
1915 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I told my boss at 14 weeks.  I’m in charge of planning a conference in November and wanted to give her adequate time to work with me on a transition plan, since I’ll be out on maternity leave.

Post # 24
493 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@Traded_up:  I told HR and my supervisor at about 11.5.  My supervisor had known for weeks, and I knew he knew, but wasn’t ready to tell.  Some other coworkers guessed before that, some still don’t know.  I was trying to rely on the massive rumor mill we have going on but people aren’t cooperating!  I’m finding it super awkward to tell people, I don’t like being the center of attention and having the “when are you due?  are you finding out the sex? how do you feel?” conversations 85 times just isn’t my cup of tea.

Post # 25
104 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

6 weeks. I work in healthcare and wanted to inform my supervisor and charge nurses that make assignments to avoid particular isolations and such. As for my coworkers not until after 12 weeks. 

Post # 26
253 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I told my managers at almost 12 weeks. One of my office mates has known since I found out (she’s pregnant too, due around the same time!), and I told a couple of other co-workers last week at almost 13 weeks – one shares my office and one is working closely with me this month and kind of needed to know, as I work in a hospital and need to take certain precautions. I’m not sure when I’ll tell everyone else…maybe after my next appointment (almost 16 weeks)? 

Post # 27
2319 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I am currently looking for employment. I mostly work on contracts. So I will try to take on contracts that don’t go over my alleged delivery time frame. If I absolutely cannot find any work that ends before that, then I will tell the employer when I feel like I am starting to show.

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