(Closed) Pregnant…Now what?

posted 6 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
1776 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

If goodness forbid something happened, would you want these people to be there for you? If the answer is yes, then tell whenever you feel comfortable.  I told my mom right away, I know some people don’t.  Good luck!

Post # 4
3081 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Congratulations! I feel like I would read up a ton at this point, call your doctor if you haven’t, to set up an appointment, and start being super healthy. 

Regarding who to tell, I totally agree with @Schatzie821:.

Happy and healthy 9 months!  

Post # 5
2837 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

@Leonard2B:  I was going to wait until after my first DRs appointment to tell my mom- just to make sure.  They didn’t want to see me until I was about 8-10 weeks because besides checking to make sure I was pregnant, it’s not like if there was something wrong with the pregnancy they could do anything to save it before that.  So as long as I wasn’t having any sypmtoms of ectopic pregnancy, etc, I went in at 10 weeks.

That plan didn’t work though- a month before, I had taken a job working for my mom’s friend. Her business was sinking, and she ended up letting me go because she couldn’t afford me.  My mom felt horrible because she encouraged me to take this job and leave my old one (yes, I wanted to leave my old one- no I didn’t want to leave until I had another job)- so my mom felt horrible after she let me go.  She wanted to take me clothes shopping to get some new clothes to go job hunting- and I HAD to tell her I was pregnant then because I didn’t see the point in investing in a bunch of clothes that I didn’t know when I’d fit into next.


Everyone does it differently. Some people feel comfortable sharing the news right away- like the minute they find out.  Some people like to wait until they are further along.

I know my friend who has one child- she waited to share for her first, and this time around, she told me the day afte she found out, which was around 6 weeks or so.


Do what you’re comfortable with- obviously you and your mom are very close, so maybe you want to tell her now!

Post # 6
117 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Congratulations!  Tell whoever you want.  We found out super early and told our parents and best friends when I was 4 weeks. We figured those were the people we would need to be supportive if anything did happen. We now have a perfect 9 week old baby boy. 


Post # 7
1612 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

My best friend told her and her husband’s parents, siblings and me when they found out they were expecting.  None of us said anything on facebook or to anyone else.  I have known people who told their siblings only to have one of them tell the world on facebook.  Make sure to trust who you tell.

Also my friend is a doctor and they knew immediately at the hospital when she started running away from x-ray machines.  I work with a police dept and any of the female patrol officers have to tell their supervisor immediately if they are pregnant. They are taken off patrol duty immeditately and an email goes out saying they have been reassigned.  So everyone on the force knows.

Post # 8
8882 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

Darling Husband aside, I told my mom right away, we’re very close.  I waited until I got my doubling HCG levels back before I told my dad and brother. Then around 8 weeks when we saw a healthy baby and heartbeat I went public. A bit early but I was okay with it.

Post # 9
12246 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

I told my sister a few days after finding out, my Mom figured it out the day after that…

But I kept it a secret until 8 weeks for everyone else!

Post # 10
733 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@Leonard2B:  I would tell them. I told my close family and friends right away. Then of course my parents with their big mouths told everyone. It definitely made me more nervous about having a MC at first. However, at about 11 weeks I started bleeding and everyone was so supportive of me. The baby ended up being okay, but having so many people looking out for me was an amazing feeling. After that I stopped being worried about people knowing. 18 weeks now!

Post # 12
11324 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

Congrats!!! Take your prenatals, make a doc appointment, and eat as many fruits and veggies as you can before your nausea starts in so that you can front-load nutrients if you can’t stomach produce later (I have no idea if that really works but I totally did that because it just seemed to make sense haha). 


The first few days are so weird I think because this HUGE GIANT THING just happened and yet you’re not supposed to say anything and just continue on with your life as normal— HOW? haha. I’m like you, I talk to my mom every day and I didn’t tell her for 4 days and it seemed like forevvvver. I just wanted to wait until I could see her in person, and she said she was so glad I did tell her in person so she could hug me. 🙂 I also told my good friends right away because I tell them everything else, so why not? I’d tell them if I had a miscarriage so it just made sense to me to tell them when I got my bfp. 

Post # 13
3115 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

@Leonard2B:  I told most of my friends right away. I am not a good secret keeper. So the super close ones new immediately at 3w6d. The rest trickled in within a few weeks. I told my parents a little later- maybe around 5 or 6w bc I was trying to hold out & tell them in person. 

I told my then boss that first day bc we were close. I was moving to a new team and didn’t say anything to my new boss until 10w (I set him up with a meeting in a conference room to scare him. He thought I was quitting! So funny!). I told Facebook at 11w. 

There are no rules- it is whatever your comfortable with! 

Post # 14
629 posts
Busy bee

I’m not pregnant, but I would say feel free to tell anyone that you would feel comfortable telling if there was a problem. For example, I would probably only tell my parents, as they would be a huge support for me and Fiance if we MC’d, however I wouldn’t tell his family until 12 weeks, as I don’t think his parents would be supportive. His mother would probably blame me for doing something wrong during the pregnancy, and his father would most likely make rude comments about it when he has one of his bipolar episodes, and figure a half-assed apology would make it better later since “we’re family”.

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