Post # 1
DH says I (5w5d) shouldn’t have said anything to my boss and coworker but I couldn’t keep it to myself. It’s just 3 of us in this office. How do I get my coworker to cover for me if I keep disappearing? i.e. My two prenatal appointments are two weeks apart. I also told my sisters and a close friend. I thought that if should anything happen, I would need the support. Anyways, I’m just curious…how early did you tell people about your pregnancy? And, who did you tell?
Post # 2
mnp: I told my parents, my sister and my cousin and a bestie.
I’m in the camp of: I’m fully aware of early miscarriages- and I don’t believe they are a reason to hide a pregnancy. We didn’t do any social media annoucements early on or anything– but I wasn’t afraid to tell people close to me.
I don’t blame you for telling your boss– at least s/he will understand when you’re exhausted ad peeing every two minutes!!
I was about 5-6 weeks when I told them.
Post # 3
mnp: I’ve had a couple of miscarriages and have made different decisions for each pregnancy. For this one, im 5.5 as well and have told my parents and , a couple of supportive friends. I feel like I never get to celebrate my pregnancy so at least I’m acknowledging the new life. And as you said, you need the support if something should go wrong. The only person I haven’t told this time that I did before is my sister, but that’s only because she’s heavily pregnant and I don’t want to add stress to her at the mo!!
Post # 4
Probably within two weeks of when we found out we had told our parents, siblings, and best/closest friends. Didn’t tell other friends and family until 15-16 weeks. My work, I was like 20 weeks haha.
Post # 5
MrsEME: DH and I are trying to be very pragmatic about this pregnancy knowing what we do about miscarriages which was why he is as hesistant as I was to tell anyone. But you’re totally right. Miscarriages are a fact of life – it happens.
phoebephoebo: Oooo! Congrats! I’m just counting down the days until the first prenatal appointment (at 8 weeks) and then the u/s (at 10 weeks) right now. I hope all goes well you for this pregnancy.
Post # 6
kes18: Oh, ok. I need to tell Dh that I’m totally within the norm and not a “blabbermouth” that he’s been calling me. lol I wish I didn’t have to tell my boss anything, though. She is crazy as is.
Post # 7
I told DH and then I told my mom and my best friend who is also my cousin and future godmother of our son. The DH also told his mom and his brothers. Waited until almost 14 weeks to tell my supervisor at work and the rest of our family and friends. This is my first pregnancy, so I wasn’t sure what to expect, but we figured to play it safe and keep it under wraps in the beginning. Some of my girlfriends did suspect something simply because at a couple of events I did not drink any alcohol and I always drink something. I’m now almost 24 weeks along 🙂
Post # 8
- Wedding: August 2008 - Toronto, ON
I just found out that I am pregnant last Wednesday. We have told my sister, his sister, my dad and my best friend. I am not going to announce it on Facebook or tell everyone and there brother but I feel comfortable with the people we’ve told and if god forbid something happens, I still won’t regret telling them.
Post # 9
We told no one. I had a MC a little after 6 weeks and we told my parents then (okay I sobbed it to my mom, but whatever) and later on I told the two girls I work closely with what had happened. I don’t plan on telling anyone for a long time if/when I get pregnant again.
Post # 10
mnp: We told our parents, but no one else. Not even friends. I did tell my boss though because I felt better having her know in case I needed to step out sick. She was super excited, so I’m glad I told her.
Post # 11
themeanreds: Yay! I hope you’re having a happy and healthy pregnancy.
MRS-K: Yeah, I don’t think I’ll regret it either.
Westwood: I’m sorry to hear that. It’s still new for me so I’m just counting down the days until the appointments and being realistic about how a MC can still happen at any moment.
Post # 12
I’ll tell DH but we’re not telling anyone else including parents, until minimum eight weeks, probably 10-12 weeks. I’m not telling my boss or coworkers until 12+ weeks.
Post # 13
mnp: we told my parents right away. and we told DH’s parents and some of his other family members after our first ultrasound. No one at work knows yet, and neither do my friends.
Post # 14
I found out I was pregnant a couple of days after I should have gotten my period. Within a week or two I told my two best friends, FI told his best friend. At around 6 weeks, I told two of my bosses, because if I started feeling ill, they would be able to make accomodations. We told maybe a couple more very close friends before the first ultrasoun at 12 weeks. After we got good ultrasound results we told FI’s parents, and they were overjoyed. About a week later, we went on vacation and since many of our friends were joining us, we started telling them while we were out there. Otherwise it would have been too difficult to explain why I was staying sober over a two week vacation attending music festivals where I would definitely usually be partying.
When we came back from vacation we finally told my parents. My mom is a HUGE worrier and stress case and I knew if we told her before we travelled, she would have just been worrying the whole time, especially since we went to Detroit for part of our vacation. (Which, by the way, Detroit was lovely and friendly while we were there, but a negative perception still persists.)
When I was 4.5 months, FI and I made a facebook post about both our pregnancy and engagement. There are just too many people to tell everyone in person.
Post # 15
I’m 9 weeks and so far I’ve told my mother, mother in law and father in law. I also had to tell my nurse manager who told the clinical leaders so they are mildful when making the nursing assigments at work . I’ve also told my best friend