(Closed) Whendid/when are you telling people you’re pregnant?

posted 9 years ago in Babies
  • poll: When are you telling family that you're pregnant? Or when did you tell family that you were pregnant
    We're telling/we told our family a significant amount of time before we tell others. : (33 votes)
    25 %
    We're telling/we told our family and then (important) others in a similar time frame. : (22 votes)
    17 %
    We're announcing/we announced as soon as we know! : (5 votes)
    4 %
    We're announcing/we announced around 6 weeks. : (1 votes)
    1 %
    We're announcing/we announced around 8 weeks. : (4 votes)
    3 %
    We're announcing/we announced around 10 weeks. : (10 votes)
    8 %
    We're announcing/we announced around 12 weeks/end of 1st trimester. : (43 votes)
    33 %
    We're announcing/we announced when I start(ed) to show. : (9 votes)
    7 %
    Other (please explain) : (3 votes)
    2 %
  • Post # 17
    6 posts

    It’s a good thing, you should tell everybody as soon as possible, people around you will be happy for you.

    Post # 18
    832 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: February 2010

    We told our parents, siblings, my grandparents, & a few others the day we found out (4w5d). Darling Husband was deploying a couple of weeks later. Otherwise, we wouldnt have told anyone until 12 weeks. We made a big announcement for everyone else at 12 weeks.

    Post # 19
    330 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    We told our families and grandparents…. and my mom made an anouncement to all 40 cousins! I only told my best friend bc if things went wrong I would need her and want to talk to her just as bad as wanting to share this special time with her now.

    My husband however will tell whoever will listen! I can’t control him its becoming annoying! He came home tonight and told me that he told our realtor! I think its cute he is excited but I am just more cautious as I am only 7.5 weeks.


    Post # 21
    5495 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: September 2010

    We told all of our close family the same day. I wanted to wait until at least the 8 week mark to tell everyone else, but SIL and my Mom both announced it on FB the day after. *Face Palm* I then had to tell everyone at work first (word of mouth concerns there) and then I had to confirm on FB. I was a little sad, but glad everyone knows.

    Post # 22
    7776 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper

    We told our my parents and g-ma and DH’s g-parents and my very best friend right away. Another close friend found out by accident last night, but he’s not saying anything. I don’t really have a time frame as to when I’m going to tell everyone else yet, but I’m feeling a little selfish and want to keep our news to myself a little longer.

    I’ll probably man up in the next 2 weeks or so, so that I can tell people before I move to Europe.

    Post # 23
    959 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2009

    We told both sets of parents and his sister about a week after finding out. We told my parents about 2 weeks after finding out (when I was just shy of 6 weeks). We just told one of my siblings (and I’m 9 weeks tomorrow) and will tell my other sibling and grandparents next week. We’ll come out to everyone else 2 weeks after that, when we’re 12 weeks along. In retrospect, or next time, I may wait til about 10 weeks to tell everyone. It’s been very hard for our family to keep it a secret (even though they have). 

    Post # 24
    1813 posts
    Buzzing bee

    Both sets of parents were told early.  Then close friends & the rest of the friend at 10 weeks when we saw the heartbeat.  We told most other people more around 4 months.

    Post # 25
    1032 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2009

    We told his parents and my mom when I was about 6 weeks. We then waited until 12 weeks to tell others. We made sure to tell all the family first and then a few days later we told everyone else

    Post # 26
    1940 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: March 2011

    I am sure this will make us sound like we LOVE alcohol but to be honest if/when I get preg I am not sure how long we could really hide it due to his line of work and the fact that we see our friends weekly for drinks.  They would all know right away if I didn’t have a drink.  — It wouldn’t be a red flag if I only had one but it would be if I had NONE.  Plus he works in the beer industry and we have to go to a large amount of events and expected to drink beer.  His work would find out right away if I was not drinking. 

    I am pretty sure that within a few weeks of finding out we would tell our families and annouce it because a secret wont be kept with the way his family is. 

    We actually are currently at the end of the TWW and are thinking if this is it we might tell everyone when my mom is in town for a visit.  We would do dinner with my mom and his parents to annouce it to them.  Then tell all of our friends. 


    Post # 27
    2201 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    Not pregnant yet, but our plan is to wait as long as possible before telling anyone. DH’s sister told everyone pretty much the day she got her BFP, and I told Darling Husband that I wouldn’t be comfortable doing that. Several of our friends have had miscarriages recently and I think I’d feel a little gun shy doing it sooner.

    If I have to tell someone earlier, I might go with my BFF who lives out of state – we’re on the same “trying” cycle and it would be nice to share with someone who is in the same situation. If we told my mom or DH’s parents, everyone would know immediately.

    Post # 28
    11324 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2011

    Not pregnant yet but my plan is to tell my best friend right away, my parents as soon as we see them next (which is every few weeks), and then his family/everyone else after 12 weeks. I just wouldn’t want anyone but my parents/my best friend to know if I had a miscarriage. 

    Post # 29
    1263 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2009

    We told our immediate families right when I found out and I told my two best friends.  Then, I miscarried.  I eventually told other close friends about the pregnancy/miscarriage.  I would do the same if and when I get pregnant again – that is, tell close families and close friends immediately.  Basically, I would tell those who I would want support from in the event of a miscarriage.

    I would wait to let others (work, other friends, other family) know until after 12 wks, though.

    Post # 30
    3 posts
    • Wedding: February 2010

    Just found out we are expecting last night and only my bestfriend knows! We will probably tell our parents within the next week or two. I think we will wait till the 2nd trimester to announce to the world.

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