NICOLA - posted on 06/11/2010 ( 28 moms have responded )
NICOLA - posted on 06/11/2010 ( 28 moms have responded )
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Claire - posted on 06/13/2010
i really wanted to wait until 12 weeks to tell everyone becuase they say the risk of misscarriage decreases after this point, however by 7 weeks i told my best friends because my partner and i couldn't keep it secret anymore then everyone else knew by the time i was 9 weeks pregnant.. i know have a bouncing 7month old baby boy x
Nora - posted on 06/13/2010
I told all my family as soon as I found out with my first, as we were very happy n wanted to share our news. With my second I waited till I was about 3 months as someone else in the family just announced their first pregnancy n I didnt want to take the attention away from them as it was their first. With my 3rd I waited about 3 months as I was a little anxious about how the pregnancy would go n the birth as with my 2nd baby I had complications during labour which led to an emergency c-section. My daughter was affected during the labour n as a result had damage to most parts of her brain. She is severly disabled but a joy in our lives. I was worried with my third pregnancy n how it would pan out, as I had a very traumatic labour with an emergency op with the previous. I guess i decided that I can't control what happens n that I should share the news n try n be positive n enjoy the pregnancy. With my 4th I told family when I was approx 2 months as I couldnt contain it any longer, I n tryed to enjoy my pregnancy n tryed not to worry till the end.
Jess - posted on 06/13/2010
I agree :) 3 months is safe but I couldn't help myself
Every one knew when I was 8 weeks preggo.
It's your own personal perception on things and maybe only tell those closest to you at first :))
Patricia - posted on 06/12/2010
I told my friends and family when I knew I was pregnant = 4 weeks. They would know anyway because of morning sickness. I had three miscarriages so my family and friends were there for me when we happily had three happy healthy babies.
Ashlie - posted on 06/12/2010
I told my immediate family right away (Hubby first, of course!). Though, my sister said she was surprised I did that with there being so much that can go wrong early on. (PS...That's really not something I'd recommend one say to someone if they tell you they're expecting, Ha! :) )
Tisha - posted on 06/12/2010
immediately! we were so excited!
Angie - posted on 06/12/2010
well i didnt know i was pregnant till i was 5 months so about 5 1/2 months cus i was terrified
Melissa - posted on 06/12/2010
I wanted to wait until I was 3 months, but I'm the oldest daughter and this was going to be the first grandchild on my side of the family. The real kicker was that my mother's birthday was coming up as well. Sooooo we decided to tell my mother for her birthday present. Of course you can't not tell the rest of the family. I was only 9 1/2 weeks. Thank goodness everything went well with the pregnancy. We had a scare with my daughter coming 5 weeks early, but she's doing wonderfully!
Rachelle - posted on 06/12/2010
Almost as soon as my pregnancy test was positive. It was time for rejoicing. with all 4 of my kids...
Lauren - posted on 06/12/2010
We told our families at 14 weeks because there was worries about the babies hb not showing up on the doppler at 12, so we waited until the u/s at 14 to confirm he was healthy!! Now I am almost 35 weeks!
Natalie - posted on 06/12/2010
After the first trimester, although I told everyone my first pregnancy and still lost the baby well into my second trimester due to complications. Maybe it'd be right to tell once you know your baby is healthy and has a very good chance of making it.
Wendy - posted on 06/11/2010
If I had to do it again, I would definitely wait until after the first trimester to tell anyone. It's hard to wait, but definitely harder if you should ever lose a baby to go back and tell every one that you miscarried. Because miscarriages are most common in the first few weeks, I would just wait the beginning of your 2nd trimester.
Andrea - posted on 06/11/2010
I don't know why people wait 3 months to tell everyone. Something bad could happen even after 3 months. I told everyone right away as it took us 7 years to get pregnant. I was pregnant with twins and delivered them 9 weeks early. One of my sons died and one is healthy.
If you really don't want to get people's hopes up maybe you should wait to tell them when you are actually holding your healthy baby...lol.
Medic - posted on 06/11/2010
With my first I found out at almost 12 weeks so we told everyone, with my second we found out at about 8 weeks and waited a few weeks just because there was drama going on.
Natasha - posted on 06/11/2010
I don't get why people wait for so long. I have had 3 miscarriages and am so glad that i had family and friends around to support me during the hard times.
Sherri - posted on 06/11/2010
We told the minute we knew with all three of our boys.
Rachael - posted on 06/11/2010
We didn't tell anyone until I was 3 months along, but pretty much everyone knew anyways. It's kind of hard to explain why you are throwing up several times a day for months and not able to be around food.
La - posted on 06/11/2010
First pregnancy I told everyone as soon as I took the test on the first day of my missed period...I miscarried a week or two later. My second pregnancy I told everyone after week 5/6. This pregnancy I waited until I was 3/4 months.
Jen - posted on 06/11/2010
6 weeks wen i found out my mum was the first seh wasnt very happy n i knew she wouldnt be so i woke her n said im pregnat im off to the chip shop i cum bk she was like ur getting rid off it 2 hrs later she walking talking about knitting baby clothes n buying cots.
Morgan - posted on 06/11/2010
3 months :)
Kerry - posted on 06/11/2010
I have 3, with my first I waited till I was over the 3 months unfortunately I had a full term stillbirth, I tried again and with my second once again I waited for the 3 month milestone she was born full term and healthy, with my third I told everyone as soon as I found out I was barely 2 weeks pregnant, my son was born full term and healthy, to be honest in my opinion I don't think it matters, what do matter is that you keep yourself healthy and do whats best for the pregnancy whatever time you choose to announce it won't make any difference to the outcome. : )
Michelle - posted on 06/11/2010
With my last pregnancy I waited till I was about 6 months pregnant to tell anyone including family members. Because I had a miscarriage in between my second and third daughter so me and husband both decided to wait and tell everyone. And my family was shocked that I kept it that long from them. But they understood once I told them why I kept it from them. But with my first and second child I told everyone around 2 or 3 months that I was expecting
Sarah - posted on 06/11/2010
My sister had just had a miscarriage, so it just wasn't right to announce out pregnancy. We waited until I started showing. I did tell my MIL though, as I was off work with morning sickness and she was getting quite worried about me.
Adrienne - posted on 06/11/2010
My very first pregnancy I told as soon as I found out. For my 3 boys I waited until I was 3 months because if there is going to be a problem with the pregnancy it will more then likely happen in the first 3 months. But don't quote me on that.
In total I have had 4 children. My very first would have been 7 years old this year. He was born premature and lived for 38 hours, I ended up having a rare disease which I almost died from. Shortly after finding out this I was told I would never be able to have any children but could get pregnant but couldn't carry them full term. The doctors have managed to heal my rare disease (hopefully it doesn't come back, there is a chance it can come back) I now have 3 wonderful little boys that I was told that I would never have. :)
Ashley - posted on 06/11/2010
I was always told to wait until you are at least 3 months pregnant or longer.
Diane - posted on 06/11/2010
last pregnancy i told everyone right away then I lost it at 4 months and broke everyones heart so next time i waiting until i at least know the sex of the baby if i can hold it in that long. I just dont wanna give anyones hopes up again. With my son i told everyone right away and that turned out fine even tho no one believed me haha
Tracy - posted on 06/11/2010
My best friend knew both times a week or two before I even told my (now ex) husband. HE proceeded to tell everyone immediantly, and I was about 8 weeks.
Kristen - posted on 06/11/2010
I think its a good idea to wait until you are at least 2-3 months but I have absolutely no patience and I tell everyone right away lol!