When and how did you announce?

posted 6 months ago in Pregnancy
  • poll: When did you announce?
    As soon as I found out : (8 votes)
    17 %
    12-14 weeks : (30 votes)
    65 %
    Well into the second trimester : (7 votes)
    15 %
    Third trimester : (1 votes)
    2 %
  • Post # 16
    535 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2018

    We told a few very close friends and family around 8 weeks, and were waiting until the twelve week scan to share it with other friends. Unfortunately I had a MMC at the scan so we never did. With any future pregnancies, I will still tell a few of those close people early, but will try to wait as long as possible for everyone else.

    I don’t plan to put it on social media until it’s born. 

    Post # 17
    11 posts
    • Wedding: May 2019

    We tell people on a need to know basis. Our parents – we let them know after our first visit to the obst. Our siblings – at 12 weeks and then everyone else only when it is impossible to hide it and we see them. Also, if someone asks I tell them – it is not worth lying about. I like not having cosntant questions as I find pregnancy quite stressful.

    Post # 18
    9806 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: City, State

    I told everyone at 6 weeks because I just *felt* that the baby wasn’t going anywhere (thankfully I was right) which sounds crazy but I just had this feeling she was in there good and would be fine. 

    I announced by sharing a picture of Freddy Krueger holding a demon baby with the month/year as the caption. It took a minute until one of my friends caught on and figured it out.

    Picture for reference 


    Post # 19
    2188 posts
    Buzzing bee

    I told my boss and an IVF friend right away. My boss was helping me figure out work coverage with all my doctors appointments throughout IVF and early pregnancy, so he needed to know sooner. We told family at 6 weeks. Close friends and the rest of our small offices around 10-12 weeks. I’m 15 weeks now and we probably won’t do a social media announcement. If we do, we’ll wait until after the anatomy scan.

    Post # 20
    335 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2015

    First pregnancy: best friend at positive test (because she knew about my two prior miscarriages). Parents at 20 weeks, everyone else when they guessed as I saw them and became obviously pregnant (after 6 months for me). Posted picture of baby on facebook after she was born (and got a lot of shocked face emoji responses).

    This time, will be 16 weeks tomorrow. No one knows except same best friend, husband and doctor. Waiting until after next OB appointment to tell parents; putting off work as long as possible.  But it’s much harder to hide this time, so that’ll likely be soon.

    Post # 21
    140 posts
    Blushing bee

    I waited until 13 weeks to tell close family friends. I had a couple miscarriages and an ectopic prior to that, and I preferred to grieve privately, so didn’t want to have to explain to others a miscarriage.

    Work was closer to 18-20 weeks when I started showing. I didn’t announce on social media.

    We’ll be doing that again with baby #2 (8wks now).

    Post # 22
    1715 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2017

    We told our parents for Christmas at 5 weeks. We told our siblings at 6 weeks. We told our best friends at 5 weeks too. 

    My cousins we told at 10 weeks. 

    I announced on social media at 12 weeks. 

    I told my classmates at 19 weeks. I told my future boss at 15 weeks but only because she told me that she was pregnant and due a few days before me. 

    Post # 23
    95 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: January 2018

    We told our parents and siblings at Christmas at around 6 weeks. 

    Our cousins and aunts and uncles at 10 weeks for our 1 year anniversary. 

    We announced on social media at aroudn 14 weeks and I told my work at about 16 weeks. 

    Post # 24
    749 posts
    Busy bee

    Immediate family at 6 weeks. Ish. BFF at 7 weeks.

    My boss at 8 weeks (only because I needed them to do adjustments to my hours because of how shit I felt)

    Colleagues / friends at 12 ish weeks.

    Social media. I mentioned it briefly the day she was born. Many still don’t believe me because apparently ‘pictures or it didn’t happen’

    Post # 25
    497 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    First baby: parents and siblings at 11w (parents were visiting so wanted to tell them in person). Everyone else kind of as it came out, maybe 16-20 weeks. No social media until birth 

    I’m 12w with our second, and we have told several close friends because it was getting exhausting making up excuses for not drinking or going home early. We will tell parents and siblings next week after the 12w scan. Everyone else (work, etc) I’ll wait another few weeks. Once it’s out there it’s all anyone will talk about… 

    Post # 26
    574 posts
    Busy bee

    it really varied for us. 

    My mum was prob the first to know besides me & Darling Husband. Told her at 5 weeks. I also told my boss then, cause I had a bleed & had previously had a MC & had a major project coming up & just wanted to ensure cover was available. 

    Told my BFF at 8 weeks after an early scan. 

    His parents, both our siblings at 12 weeks. Then the rest as we saw / spoke to people. Didn’t announce on social media as my husband uses his for all his clubs & interests & didn’t need randomers wishing me luck. For the same reason we didn’t announce his birth. 

    I don’t think there’s a “right” time or way to announce only what’s right for you!!

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