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When should I start telling my family?

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Christine posted this 06 September 2018

I am five weeks pregnant, so very early on! When should I start telling my family? I am very excited, but don't want to start sharing the news too soon. 

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Lauryn posted this 26 September 2019

I am currently 16 weeks and I didn't tell everyone until I hit 12 weeks. I found out at about 5 weeks in 

Jude posted this 26 September 2019

Whenever you feel comfortable! I panicked and left town the day I found out and texted my mom and told her. She was cool about it and she told my dad while I was gone. By the time I came back they were both excited about it, I apparently way overreacted by leaving town. Lol

Amanda posted this 26 September 2019

We tell almost as soon as we find out, but my sister waits until she's around 12 weeks.

Haley posted this 26 September 2019

it is definitely up to you! I waited until 12 weeks to tell my family but I understand why people tell sooner or later. It is just a personal decision. It can be very hard to keep it to yourself when you are so excited.

Maggie posted this 12 January 2019

There is definitely no right or wrong, but my sister and niece both had experienced miscarriages - that made their next pregnancies be very careful in sharing the news until they felt safe. Unfortunately, sometimes that takes away the opportunity for family to help you get through a very trying time in your life.

lauren posted this 11 January 2019

Whenever you think is best for you to tell your news!


some families are complicated so I suggest waiting until you are in the safe zone, after 1st trimester. unfortunately, that's what I had to do because I knew my stress levels were uncontrollable and I needed a healthy pregnancy.

ROSE posted this 11 January 2019

I always get excited to tell everyone but I made that mistake with my last pregnancy and got everyone excited then I had a miscarriage. I was less than a month pregnant so now I know to wait at least 2 months now. Honestly it is totally up to you I know it is always hard to keep a secret 

Alaysia posted this 11 January 2019

I would wait until after your first trimester! peace of mind for you and your body!

Nina posted this 10 January 2019

We didn't share until 12 weeks with anyone due to a previous miscarriage, but it's totally a personal decision!

Belinda posted this 10 January 2019

Whenever YOU want to! It is completely a personal decision. I told my family right away, but didn't announce to anyone else until 12 weeks.

Veronica posted this 05 January 2019

I'm going to wait until I hear my little one's heartbeat.  I had a friend who shared publicly that she was pregnant, then unfortunately had a miscarriage.  I want to be sure everything is going okay before I tell family.  I'll tell friends when I start showing and it's a bit more obvious.

Tracy posted this 04 January 2019

I didn’t let anyone know besides my husband and our mothers until after 12 weeks

Taylor posted this 02 January 2019

My Mom and sister knew right away. Nobody else knew until after I was 12 weeks. 

Shaina posted this 30 December 2018

I waited a little to tell my family. I found out pretty early I was pregnant. I think I started telling family slowly around 12 weeks, but whatever you are comfortable with. 

jessica posted this 28 December 2018

Whenever you feel ready!

sarah posted this 28 December 2018

totally up to you, but I told my mom and siblings basically right away because I would want their support even if something happened. However, I didn't tell extended family, friends, social media until 12 weeks.

Jo posted this 27 December 2018

I personally would wait until after you are in your 2nd trimester.

Jamie posted this 19 December 2018

I told my sister and a close friend right away. I tried my hardest to keep it from my family but was too excited. It’s totally up to you, whenever you feel ready. Congrats!!

Kayla posted this 18 December 2018

Don't rush in it! Plan how you are going to tell them. I gave my papa a card that had a cute poem on it.


Helen posted this 18 December 2018

I would wait until 12 weeks, when you are likely in the clear!

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