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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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Carol posted this 06 September 2018

I would tell them after 8 weeks... But, it really comes down to you and what you want  

Amy posted this 06 September 2018

If you are ready to tell them now, then go for it. Don't be afraid to share this with your family, they are with you no matter what. 

Jessica posted this 06 September 2018

Agreed! I didn't even have to tell my mom! LOL I walked up to her, and I am not exaggerating one bit, I looked at her, said good morning, and she goes....You're pregnant. HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

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Salina posted this 10 September 2018

Its totally up to you!!! but my advice is to wait enough so you have time to process it all and enjoy the excitement on your own, but don't wait too long so that your family can be there for you and be a part of this exciting journey. 

Ally posted this 10 September 2018

Wait as long as you want to wait. I waited too long and I regretted it, but I was scared. My family reassured me I could've told them sooner and they would have been there for me, which was quite relieving. So wait til your ready, but know they will be there for you!

Shantel posted this 10 September 2018

Tell the people who are important to you as soon as possible, then tell the less important people when you feel comfortable, and then everyone else can just find out when they find out. But definitely tell your immediate family and friends first as they will be the ones there for you during it all. Good Luck!!

Emilia posted this 12 September 2018

 hahahaha... mother's always know.  It is creepy as hell. They see it all over the face. lol

 

Agreed! I didn't even have to tell my mom! LOL I walked up to her, and I am not exaggerating one bit, I looked at her, said good morning, and she goes....You're pregnant. HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

Emilia posted this 12 September 2018

Congrats Christine! Just like the other girls said. It is really up to you and when you feel ready to share the big news.  I told my immediate family instantly and let the others just ask.

Michelle posted this 16 September 2018

I think this is completely up to when you feel comfortable. I waited for a bit before I told my family, but that was personal preference. You'll know when it's time. 

Shannon posted this 18 October 2018

It's a super personal decision. We waited until 10 weeks. I tried to wait until 12 but Hubby slipped. lol 

Kara posted this 18 October 2018

It varied with each kid. I didn't tell a sole until 16 weeks with my 1st. I was so nervous! I told people at 12 weeks with my second. With the latest I told people around 10 weeks. I couldn't hide the bump!

Anny posted this 18 October 2018

I told my family right away specially my mother in law I know weird hahah but we have a great relationship and my mom was working. Then I told my mom and my mother in law told our great grandmas at new years eve party and everyone congratulated us. My coworkers found out pretty quick as well. We were excited for our second For our first we were 19 and super scared of what our parents were going to say but both of our families have been a huge wonderful blessing to our children.

Rudy posted this 18 October 2018

When ever you are ready! There is not right or wrong time, that depends on you! Its a personal decision.

Lynn posted this 18 October 2018

I told my mom right away.. but waited until 13 weeks to tell everyone else.  But I'd had a prior loss that made me extra cautious. 

Grecia posted this 19 October 2018

I told my family when I was 12 weeks and the pregnancy was more stable, i was afraid of a miss carriage and didn’t want anyone to be sad about it

Kelly posted this 20 October 2018

I told my mother the day after I got a positive on the pregnancy test, she's my best friend and I wouldn't have wanted to wait to tell her. As for the rest of my family, about 10 weeks.

Paige posted this 20 October 2018

Congratulations as well, and it's great that you're feeling this excitement. I personally waited until after my first trimester but definitely go with what feels right to you!

Tiana posted this 21 October 2018

I told all of my immediate family right away, although I was a bit nervous It felt right! I didn’t tell extended family until 4+ months, some still don’t know lol! 

Alice posted this 21 October 2018

I didn't find out I was pregnant until I was 12 weeks 😳 I only found out because I was at the doctors to get shots to travel out of the country. My doc asked if I had any health concerns and I said I haven't had my period for 3 months. Asked if I could be pregnant and I didn't think so because my period is always irregular. She wanted to give me a text just to make sure. And sure enough I was pregnant. 

Ashely posted this 21 October 2018

Whenever you feel comfortable enough to! I told mine pretty early on but it was a little nerve racking! People started getting stuff quite early and I was so nervous something was going to happen!

Ky posted this 21 October 2018

Whenever you feel like it’s the right time! Your family should support you through the good and the bad! It always helps to have positive thoughts directed towards you and your little one! 

Jen posted this 21 October 2018

I told my family pretty early on- like 6 weeks or so.  But for everyone else I waited until 13 weeks.  It's nice to have an exciting secret.

Monique posted this 21 October 2018

My mom guessed that I was pregnant before I even knew for sure,  so I didn't really get to decide when to tell everyone. 

Rhonda posted this 22 October 2018

I would tell them when you are ready to put it out there. You will know when you are ready to share the emotions and excitement.

Ellie posted this 22 October 2018

My cousin is trying to wait up to 16 weeks, which what they are are comfortable with. Announce whenever you are ready and feel comfortable. 

Rebecca posted this 23 October 2018

I told everyone around 6 weeks with my first son. Now I generally wait to tell family until after I'm 12 weeks, but of course grandma ALWAYS knows it seems like when I'm one week pregnant lol. It's like a sixth sense with her. 

Briana posted this 23 October 2018

How old are you? I just turned 34 at the time I became pregnant. I waited to tell my family until week 13. I didn't want to miscarry and go through that whole thing in the open.

Kary posted this 24 October 2018

Tell those who are important and close to you right now since you are excited and ready to share!!  I think it is a good idea to wait until at least 12 weeks before you share the details with the rest of the world!  It is such a fun and hard secret to keep in!!  Congrats and best wishes! 

Reyna posted this 5 weeks ago

It's really up to you, but I would tell them after the first trimester when there are less risks.

Kati posted this 5 weeks ago

I would tell my family asap. They are part of the babys life. Dont hold back.

Sarah posted this 5 weeks ago

Why don't you want to share the news? Is it the dreaded stigma around losing a baby? I ended up having to tell my family very early on because I was visiting and I found out. Then I tried to hide it but as soon as I said I wasn't drinking, you could actually hear a record scratch! HA! 

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Cherry posted this 5 weeks ago

At 13 weeks you're outta the major danger zone. How will you tell everyone by the way? Will you call each one, see them in person, or announce on social media? I really wish my partner and I had organized this a little better. 

Dani posted this 5 weeks ago

We found out at 5 weeks with my first pregnancy and my husband was bursting, he wanted to tell everyone. I asked him if we could please wait and I am so glad we did. I miscarried at 6 weeks and was so glad I didn't have to go through explaining it to everyone. With this second one we waited 12 weeks and It and went just fine!

Britney posted this 5 weeks ago

Congrats! With our first we were sooooo excited.. we told them at 4 weeks. I was much more nervous this time around, so I wanted to wait until our ultrasound at 10 weeks. I was very sick, and had obvious bloating so around 8 weeks we ended up telling our close family. It's a personal preference I'd say. Good luck!

Jessica posted this 5 weeks ago

It's personal, so it's up to you. Maybe whenever you start showing?

Moira posted this 5 weeks ago

Congratulations mommy to be! I would say either wait 12 weeks which is typically what a lot of people do or you could wait until you know the sex which is around 16 weeks and surprise them then with a surprise gender party!!

Laura posted this 4 weeks ago

I told my mom and dad first and I'm slowly working through on telling everyone else. But to be honest everyone will find out when I throw my gender reveal party! As long as my immediate family knows I think that's the most important people to share my news with.

Breanna posted this 18 hours ago

My mother says that in old days you never told anyone until it became evident. It was kinda a superstitious thing. 

Breanna posted this 18 hours ago

Thats the very reason my mom said you never told anyone until it was evident. If you did something would happen.

I told my family when I was 12 weeks and the pregnancy was more stable, i was afraid of a miss carriage and didn’t want anyone to be sad about it

Breanna posted this 18 hours ago

I don't really believe in that though. I think whenever you are ready to let everyone know is the best answer.

Missy posted this 4 hours ago

Whenever you want to! There is no "right" time.

Helen posted this 4 hours ago

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

Kayla posted this 4 hours ago

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.


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