Congratulations, you’re pregnant! There isn’t a wrong or right time to tell your friends, family, and co-workers of this big news — it all depends on your own discretion and what you’re comfortable with.
You’re also not required to tell them all at the same time! Depending on your relationships, maybe you’d prefer to tell your family first, then your friends, and your employer last.
Here are a few guidelines and tips for some extra guidance on when to tell people you’re pregnant.
Not everyone announces early. Maybe you just want to enjoy sharing in this secret knowledge with your partner for the first 10 or 12 weeks, while you’re both adjusting to the idea of welcoming a new life into the world.
After 12 weeks, the chance of miscarriage is also significantly decreased. However, there are still reasons why announcing early could be the best choice for you.
Handling this physical burden, along with keeping the news to yourself, can begin to feel isolating instead of empowering. By disclosing to friends and family earlier, you’ll be able to gain the support you need.
Moreover, you can work with your employer on accommodations to handle your morning sickness.
If you’ve experienced a miscarriage in the past, telling friends and family early may be just what you need to aid in the rollercoaster of emotions. If you know that telling your friends and family would help you cope, then there’s absolutely nothing wrong with this!
Some pregnant women receive non-invasive prenatal testing as early as 10 weeks, where you can also learn the sex of the baby without waiting for an anatomy scan. With this information in hand, you may feel more comfortable and confident to announce your news!
Near the first trimester is a popular time to announce pregnancies. You can even use Adobe Spark’s pregnancy announcements to make it even more fun.
The chance of miscarriage at this time drops from 1% to 5%. This allows a couple to feel safe in fully feeling their excitement, and more comfortable sharing it with others.
From 11 to 14 weeks of pregnancy, many women receive a blood test and ultrasound. These look for markers that determine an extra or missing chromosome, indicating Down syndrome.
Getting reassuring information is encouraging for couples to then share their news.
It can be discouraging to tell friends and family about your news when you’re not feeling your best. At this point your morning sickness is probably subsiding, so that you can be just as excited with your loved ones when you announce the news.
Hopefully, this has given you some confidence or some tips on when to tell people you’re pregnant. What’s important is that you’re comfortable with whatever decision you choose.
Maybe your intuition is telling you to announce early or later and you don’t have a concrete reason — this holds just as much weight!
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