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How long did you wait to tell everyone?

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maria posted this 11 January 2020

did you just share your positive test or did you wait for ultrasound pic?

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Brooke posted this 5 days ago

My standard was like a lot of other peoples...12 weeks. We struggled with some infertility issues though so sometimes I'd tell close family right away, just to have the extra support from close friends and family. I say do whatever you feel is best.

Kassandra posted this 3 weeks ago

Close family right away, everyone else we waited til after the 12 weeks. It was so hard to not share, but we shared with an ultrasound picture and used pumpkins since was fall.

JANET posted this 3 weeks ago

I shared with close family and friends right away.  I couldnt help myself.  I waited until 12 weeks to let everyone know

Jamie posted this 3 weeks ago

Because if previous losses, my husband knew by 6 weeks, work knew by 9 weeks because I'm restricted when it comes to lifting, and the occasional friend/regular at work knew a bit after 9 weeks, too. I havent told anyone close or made a big social media post about it and I dont plan to until I've actually delivered. I'm very vulnerable and to make a post that something happened would kill me. I hurt with my husband privately, and that's enough comfort for me. I'm also slightly superstitious and dont want people who dont like me cheering for my downfall. I'm a couple days away from 12 weeks.

Besides, I think itll be cool to just show up with pictures one day like, yeah surprise this is my BABY!! (: 



Elena posted this 3 weeks ago

I told my husband that day, my immediate family the same week (I was only 5 weeks) and then we posted on social media at 12 weeks. 

Chelsea posted this 3 weeks ago

For my next, I hope to wait 12-15 weeks. A common suggestion is waiting until after the first trimester, but I've noticed a lot of people are announcing really early on social media! 

Lisa posted this 3 weeks ago

i waited until people started asking.. I wanted to enjoy my pregnancy alone honestly without the comments of other so it was about half way through when I finally made an announcement

Jane posted this 3 weeks ago

For the first one, I told everyone the moment we found out. For this current one, we waited until the second trimester.

Jessica posted this 4 weeks ago

We just told our family and friends at 12 weeks. My husband also told his job and they were surprisingly accommodating and happy. He immediately got a packet from HR outlining his rights to paternity leave and pay. It's nice to know these things early for planning.

Jessica posted this 4 weeks ago

That sucks. I work in HR and we really cannot ask. However, I'd be lying to say that even if a candidate gets passed screening, a manager may decide not to hire if they know about the pregnancy. They worry about training time and having to hire a temp. It really should not be a factor in considering. 

How far along are you? I always say honesty is the best policy and they can't "technically" not give you a job for your pregnancy. BUT I will tell you that I was interviewing for jobs when I was pregnant and let them know. Not one gave me a callback. 

I'm possibly interviewing for a new job and I'm wondering if I should hide my pregnancy. I'm only showing a little but I feel that it could hurt my chances. And if I get the job, should I tell them right away? I'm hoping for better benefits. 

Stassi posted this 4 weeks ago

How far along are you? I always say honesty is the best policy and they can't "technically" not give you a job for your pregnancy. BUT I will tell you that I was interviewing for jobs when I was pregnant and let them know. Not one gave me a callback. 

I'm possibly interviewing for a new job and I'm wondering if I should hide my pregnancy. I'm only showing a little but I feel that it could hurt my chances. And if I get the job, should I tell them right away? I'm hoping for better benefits. 

Angie posted this 4 weeks ago

I'm possibly interviewing for a new job and I'm wondering if I should hide my pregnancy. I'm only showing a little but I feel that it could hurt my chances. And if I get the job, should I tell them right away? I'm hoping for better benefits. 

Eliza posted this 4 weeks ago

12 weeks has always been my standby. Sometimes when I was really sick though I needed help and told people close to me. 

Hazel posted this 4 weeks ago

I know some people cannot wait, especially with your first baby. With my first, I took a test and everyone knew the next day. I kept the next three low key only to the family until I was 20 weeks. Once I was showing and I knew the baby was alright, I was finally comfortable enough to tell people.

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Kennedy posted this 4 weeks ago

I actually found out when I was 20 weeks along - absolutely no symptoms at all. However, if we have number two I want to wait until around 12-16 weeks! 

Cynthia posted this 4 weeks ago

I waited until I was 12 weeks and by then I had done the blood test to determine the gender so I announced it with a gender all at once.

Meg posted this 4 weeks ago

We have always waited until around 12 weeks. Some people we have had to tell earlier when I had been so sick in my first trimester and needed help.

Kymere posted this 14 January 2020

I kept my pregnancy very low key. Only direct family knew

Angel posted this 14 January 2020

We waited a few months before we told anyone

Imani posted this 14 January 2020

We waited until we got an ultrasound.

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