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When should I announce my pregancy? posts
2nd Jan '13

I had 3 positive pregnancy tests on Sunday the 30th and another positive the next morning. I needed to be sure. I have my first ob appointment on Tuesday. I was going to make the announcement right after my first appointment but after looking at these baby sites and seeing so much about mis carraiges I'm afraid to tell anyone at all.
My last AF, I believe, was November 14-21st so I believe that makes me about 6 or 7 weeks.
Is there a chance I will find out that I'm not as far along or am further before 12 weeks from my last period? Is there a chance my doctor will say to me to wait a little longer than 12 weeks?

Emma Mayo Due February 25; 18 kids; Manchester, United Kingdom 321 posts
2nd Jan '13

you sure are pregnant, so its totally up to you and ur partner. i didnt say anything untill 12 weeks (only because i lost one at 11 weeks)



so yeah.... when u feel ready :) and congratulations x

JeNnAs MoMoM 2 kids; Pennsylvania 3090 posts
2nd Jan '13

I waited until I completed the first trimester with both of mine.

Nanna Boo Boo's Mommy 2 kids; De Pere, Wisconsin 2605 posts
2nd Jan '13

Your about as far along as i am. And we haven't made the offical announcement at all either we are waiting until after my appointment on the 14th.

Maybe wait until after your appointment when you are more certain or wait another month to be more sure.

MamaGryffindor 2 kids; Bend, Oregon 1399 posts
2nd Jan '13

I had just turned 13 weeks so just a few days ago when i announced to people :)

FutureMommyof2 Due June 5; 1 child; Charlotte, North Carolina 1035 posts
2nd Jan '13

I would wait until 12 weeks, but it's up to you ultimately :) congrats

Mrs.O! 18 kids; Hawaii 21029 posts
2nd Jan '13

I was 18 weeks when I announced my pregnancy on facebook..17 when we told family and friends(8 weeks when I told my immediate family)...I didn't want everyone to know my business..I honestly think I could've gone my entire pregnancy without telling anyone and I would've been fine..I'd say wait until after 12 weeks because the chances of a miscarriage are a lot lower.....but I do know a friend who posted her positive test the day she found out....the choice is totally up to you!

Mutha. TTC since Jan 1995; 3830 posts
2nd Jan '13

I told everyone the day we found out. I've had a miscarriage before & I don't think I could have gotten threw it without the support from my family. But it's totally up to you.

Moon*Siren 3 kids; 3 angel babies; Williamstown, Kentucky 2136 posts
2nd Jan '13
Quoting :" I had 3 positive pregnancy tests on Sunday the 30th and another positive the next morning. I needed to ... [snip!] ... further before 12 weeks from my last period? Is there a chance my doctor will say to me to wait a little longer than 12 weeks?"

i didnt say anything til i was 10 to 12 wks i had 2 miscarriages but they say after the 3rd month you are pretty much in the clear gl with breaking the news

Roe23 2 kids; Ottawa, Ontario 4199 posts
2nd Jan '13

I told my family right away (well, at about 5 weeks, I needed some time to adjust :D). I did tell them that if they told others and I miscarried, that they would have to make sure to tell everyone they told.



I figured that I would need the support of my family if I lost a baby. I have heard stories of women who don't tell and have problems relating to people during miscarriages :(.

Chris's Mommy 1 child; Seaside, California 2618 posts
2nd Jan '13

It is totally up to you. During my first pregnancy I waited until about 12 weeks to officially make the announcement to everyone.



This pregnancy we decided that if anything bad would happen we would be fine sharing the news, so we told everyone after we got family pics about at 7 weeks.



Everyone is different, so talk it over with your SO and see what he thinks.

mommy2two0212 TTC since Dec 2011; 50 kids; Morton, Illinois 83 posts
2nd Jan '13

I waited until I have my first ultrasound and heard my babies heartbeat. I was right around 8 weeks then.

Moon*Siren 3 kids; 3 angel babies; Williamstown, Kentucky 2136 posts
2nd Jan '13
Quoting Roe23:" I told my family right away (well, at about 5 weeks, I needed some time to adjust :D). I did tell them ... [snip!] ... if I lost a baby. I have heard stories of women who don't tell and have problems relating to people during miscarriages :(."


i told mine the day i took the test and then lost them i lost twins and a single family does help but it dont make the hurt go away any quicker or it didnt for me

She's Here-Lana's Mommy 1 child; Bellevue, Nebraska 243 posts
2nd Jan '13
Quoting :" I had 3 positive pregnancy tests on Sunday the 30th and another positive the next morning. I needed to ... [snip!] ... further before 12 weeks from my last period? Is there a chance my doctor will say to me to wait a little longer than 12 weeks?"

Its up to you. I announced at 7 wks.

Daesey 1 child; 2 angel babies; Kansas 1482 posts
2nd Jan '13

The first time we were pregnant last summer, we were so excited (first grandkid on both sides, too) that we told everyone. We thought we were at 8wks, but an ultrasound dated us at 6wks3days (measuring baby is more accurate than going by your LMP unless you're absolutely sure of the conception date).



We lost at 11wks. My SIL had a bunch to say about how we shouldn't have been telling people so early.... that we knew there was a chance of mc.... that we were wrong to be talking about our mc b/c it should be kept private and handled at home (yeah, she's a total b*tch).



This time, we told our parents right away (at about 5wks). We told our immediate family (stupid SIL, too) at Christmas. Had an u/s 2wks ago --- at the time, we should have been 7wks3days according to LMP, but baby measured at 6wks5days so that's the new due date. I told my coworkers & bosses because my job is physical & my doctor would like me to ask for assistance in lifting. We've also told a couple of close friends, but we're waiting on telling "the rest of the world" until February.



I don't regret telling early before --- we were excited, we had no reason to think we would miscarry..... and to be honest.... I've met women who have lost babies up until birth... so while there's a lesser chance to miscarry after 1st trimester, there's no plan but God's. I was happy to have support from family and friends during that time and I wouldn't change that. I say you do whatever YOU feel is right for you --- and CONGRATULATIONS :D

SIDS survivor 17 kids; Washington 196 posts
2nd Jan '13

I'm currently 8w6d, 8w3d according to U/S and I'm waiting to tell anyone, hubby excluded, until the first trimester is over. I want to wait as long as possible. I told everyone when I was 5wks with my 1st and I lost her to Interrupted SIDS at 10.5wks, so I'm waiting as long as possible. I don't think I could handle everyone knowing if I lost 2 kids.



Tell people when you feel comfortable telling them, though it can be hard to keep it a secret if you start throwing up or showing early.