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If you have been pregnant, did you wait until three months before announcing it?

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Because the risk of miscarrying is higher during the first trimester of pregnancy, some women choose to wait until they are about twelve weeks along before announcing they are expecting.

If you have been pregnant, did you wait until the first trimester was over before announcing 'the big news'?

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Yes, even longer than that with my second baby. It wasn't so much the risk of miscarriage as the way people deluge pregnant women with unwanted advice and criticism ("should you be eating that?" etc). I wanted to avoid that for as long as possible. Also it helps if you can be a bit vague about your EDD so people don't hassle you towards the end about whether you've had the baby yet.
That was not counting immediate family. They knew pretty much straight away.
Always the minute I knew, so did everyone else.
I could not contain myself.
People were always kind, and it just made it a nice time.
Exciting more like it!
It was not good manners not to tell people, for fear they would find out and be hurt as they were not told. :)
I have seen one of my family members not tell anyone, and it hurt a great deal of folk...Sure It is the Mother's time, but it is just one of the joys everyone loves to share.
Yes I waited until after 3 months for both of my pregnancies.
No. I didn't wait that long. I would have announced my pregnancies at around 6 weeks. I couldn't hold on to such exciting news until I was 12 weeks. I would burst !!!
The fact a female is pregnant, is nobody else's business.

Your choice when to announce.

As both my babies' laid 'across me' no-one had a clue I was pregnant.
First baby announced at 6 months', & second, at 8 months'.
I was only working casually, at various workplaces with both, so no real 'pressure' to let workmates' know.

Family members' knew earlier.

That's probably when I found out so yes and longer to others.
by Gia
i've been pregnant 6 times (all sons).....now that you've got up off the floor, I'll continue!
The person's relationship to me dictated the time frame. My mother was told pretty well straight away. My Dad and siblings next - usually about the 12 week mark. Any "blabbermouths" were told last! This was my news...not theirs!
Yes good move. I worked for decades in a female dominated work place and the people that announced their pregnancy early drove me insane. Most early announced pregnancies seemed to me to last about 15-20 months. So boring.
Your baby, your interest, your excitement.
by fran.
Amen to that.
by Rice
I didn't go around announcing it. People have eyes. Not something I was brought up to do . . . my mother was very strict on what she termed "private matters" and she had a real bee in her bonnet about pregnant women showing off. I remember being absolutely horrified when she declared it would serve Fergie (Sarah Ferguson) right if she had a mongol for showing off her pregnancy. (Her words, not mine, DNS was not used back then.)
by Rice
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