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October 13, 2021

When to Tell a Mother-to-Be?

You might feel a little overwhelmed if you are pregnant. It's possible to shout it loud and write it in stars. These are all natural emotions. You might be worried, scared, unsure of how to feel or anxious. These feelings are also perfectly normal. Your feelings about your pregnancy can influence how you feel about telling others. What is it about some people that they want to tell everyone right away and others who prefer to wait?

When can you announce your pregnancy safely?

Most women wait until 12 weeks to announce their pregnancy. This is a common practice. This is because miscarriage risk drops significantly after 12 weeks. Miscarriage occurs in between 10-25% of pregnancies, with 80% occurring in the first trimester. The risk of miscarriage drops to 5% after 12 weeks. However, it is possible for you to have a higher chance if your previous loss was more severe. Many women are reluctant to tell their friends about their pregnancy before they have had a miscarriage.

When is it OK to Announce Pregnancy To Your Family

When to tell others about your pregnancy is determined as soon as you find out. It is best to keep the news secret from your partner and family members until you are ready to tell them. This means that you should tell your family and close friends first and wait to share the news with work colleagues, casual friends, and acquaintances. According to Cadenshae, blogger, most pregnant women inform their family about their upcoming pregnancy between 4-8 weeks and 12-15 weeks. Her polls also revealed that most women inform their families face-to-face and one at a time.

Who should you tell first?

Your partner or husband should be the first to learn about your pregnancy. You are the one responsible for raising your baby. If you like to be creative, there are many cute ways to tell him. Enjoy the moment together, and then decide who to tell next. Some couples prefer to wait until their parents tell them, while others reach for the phone immediately.

Telling Your Family that You are Pregnant

Your family members will be grateful for something personal and will want to know before everyone else. You don't have to be boring but it doesn't mean that you shouldn't have some fun. Cadenshae found that 57% of women prefer to be creative in their announcements while the rest stick with the more traditional method. They will be thrilled no matter what you tell them!

Why Early Should Be Told

 Although many people wait until 12 weeks to announce their pregnancy, it doesn't mean that this is the best or only option. You should tell people who are supportive if you fear miscarrying before 12 weeks. You will have support in coping with miscarriage and those who share your joy can better understand your grief.

If you have been using IVF or any other fertility treatments to become pregnant, you might want to tell your family. If they have been sharing your difficulties, they will want to share your joy when you become pregnant.

If you become very sick during pregnancy, you may need to inform at least one person before 12 weeks. People around you may start to become suspicious if you feel tired or nauseated suddenly. While morning sickness is common in pregnancy, hyperemesis gravidarum can be experienced by 3% of women. This is when severe nausea and vomiting occurs. Hyperemesis gravidarum can cause nausea and vomiting, as well as vomiting more than three times per day, dehydration, and weight loss of more than five pounds. This is a sign that you need to seek help, especially if your children are involved. It takes a village to make a village. So gather your neighbors and ask them for help.

You may also need to disclose your pregnancy early if your job is dangerous. Your supervisor should be notified if you are working in a physically demanding position. Employers are required to accommodate temporarily disabled employees and must not discriminate against pregnant employees. These accommodations can be paid or unpaid, as well as modifications to your duties in order to continue working. Discuss your pregnancy with your employer if your job requires heavy lifting or exposure of chemicals.

When is it appropriate to announce pregnancy at work

Your employer is not required to inform you about your pregnancy if your job isn't dangerous or strenuous. Although you will have to inform them eventually, you have the option of choosing when. You may find it beneficial to inform them early, as you will need to be able to take time off for sickness and extra doctor visits. You may prefer to wait 12 weeks before you tell your boss to avoid having to have uncomfortable conversations about miscarriage. You can decide what you want. It is illegal for an employer to discriminate against you because of your pregnancy. This includes harassment, demotions or firing.

When is it OK to Announce Pregnancy via Facebook and Instagram

Social media is a great way to inform distant family, friends, and acquaintances of your pregnancy. Instagram allows you to post a variety of creative announcements such as photo shoots, custom onesies, and sonograms. These announcements can be as simple or elaborate as you like, and you don't have to make it public before you are ready.

The Reasons to Tell Late

Although it is common to announce your pregnancy at 12 weeks, you can wait longer. While many people are happy with the results of the 12 week dating ultrasound, others prefer to wait until their anatomy scan at 20 weeks to reveal their pregnancy to the public. This option allows you to also announce the gender of your baby simultaneously.

You might not be ready to share your news yet because you're still getting used the idea of becoming a parent. This is completely acceptable . Some people are not thrilled to be pregnant immediately. It is possible to put off dealing with others until you feel better and are no longer nauseated. You don't want drama in your life when you feel sick.

You might be embarrassed to tell the world about past miscarriages and infant losses. It's okay to be gentle with yourself and keep it to yourself. People might be upset if you tell them that you had a baby. If they love you, they will understand. If they don't love you, then they probably don't want to be in your life.

The Decision is Yours

The decision about when to tell others that you are pregnant is ultimately yours. It is important to inform your partner immediately, but it is up to you to decide when to share the news with everyone else. Your parents and your partner will be very proud of you when you become grandparents. It is important to tell a few people who are supportive early so that you can receive love and support. This will also reduce the amount of difficult conversations you may need if you have to miscarry. Be aware that even close friends and family may share your information without your consent. You can wait to tell your employer if you think your job might endanger your baby's health. You can do what you want, but it's your right. You are the parent of your child, so tell them when you are ready.


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