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When should I tell everyone the great news?

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5 years ago
<p>I'm only 2 months pregnant. When is a good time to tell my family and friends? What about my coworkers?</p>

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5 years ago
I usually wait till about 3 months. Of course, it's totally up to you, but I think that's pretty standard.
4 years ago
We told our families at 8 weeks.  (This corelated with Christmas for us.)  My husband told everyone at his work then too.  (Mostly because his job requires long periods of time away from home and, if possible, he'd like to be home for the birth.)  Other than that, we've told our best friends who just had their first.  (We are the godparents)  My husband would shout it from the rooftop, but I am a little more cautious.  It's hard to keep it in for three months though.  When someone wants to do something and I can't go because I'm sick you have to wonder if they wonder.  I think at 14 weeks when we get to the second trimester we'll share the news with everyone else.  Fortunately that will be here before we know it!
4 years ago
They say as soon as a heart-beat is detected that the pregnancy is usually viable, so I'd say to tell your close friends and family than is safe. And as for others, I'd rather wait until after week 12 when you're out of the first trimester and you know things are safer.I had a miscarriage my first pregnancy at 9 weeks, and I hadn't told anybody about it yet because I was 19 and it was unplanned... so I found it easier for my fiance and I to just deal with the pain alone. Than with the 2nd pregnancy, we had been trying to conceive, and I waited until we were 12 weeks to tell our family (I was paranoid after the first pregnancy!) and than I didn't tell friends or co-workers until I was 20 weeks and already knew the gender! It was kind of fun keeping a secret that not many people know! :)Now we are on are 3rd pregnancy and I'm 6 weeks and haven't told friends or family yet... but will probably wait until 12 weeks at least...But it's a personal decision, if something were to happen (God Forbid!) and you know that you'd need the support of friends and family to get thru it, than I say tell them as early as you want. :) Congrats & Good Luck w/ your Pregnancy!
4 years ago
when ever your comfortable telling your family.
4 years ago
i think the time to tell everyone the great news is when you hear or see the great news I told everyone on both of my pregnancys as soon as i knew because in my family if they don't feel like they're not the first to know its the end of the world my family is close and i like telling them and hearing they're reaction and getting they're support
4 years ago
I think its important to tell your close family and that one or two friends you trust. I need the support and it feels good also that others that care about you know about this BIG blessing. Somethimes I have my friend/ co-worker remind me to eat the right things or just to remember to take a 5 min. break!
4 years ago
I think its important to tell your close family and that one or two friends you trust. I need the support and it feels good also that others that care about you know about this BIG blessing. Somethimes I have my friend/ co-worker remind me to eat the right things or just to remember to take a 5 min. break!
4 years ago
That is a personal decision.  My coworkers and friends and family all new by 8 weeks.  A lot of moms wait until that 12/13 week mark because miscarriage is less likely and they are heading into their 2nd trimester.  Also ladies who have a history of miscarriage may be a little hesitant to tell right away.  You can tell whenever you want, it is all up to you.
4 years ago
i told everybody when i was 8 week last time and i missacarraged and it was horrible and everyone was like its for the best . and i was like f you and i wanted to kill everyone that said it so im 18 weeks now and i havnt even told my mom yet . my dad knows cause im still on his insurance and the insurance company sent him a letter . but im not telling anyone for two more weeks and me and my fiancee find out the sex wednsday . and i actually love this website becasue i can tell everybody and not have people running up to me and touching my belly . lol . 12 weeks is theusual but everyone has reason to be cautious.
4 years ago
i told everybody when i was 8 week last time and i missacarraged and it was horrible and everyone was like its for the best . and i was like f you and i wanted to kill everyone that said it so im 18 weeks now and i havnt even told my mom yet . my dad knows cause im still on his insurance and the insurance company sent him a letter . but im not telling anyone for two more weeks and me and my fiancee find out the sex wednsday . and i actually love this website becasue i can tell everybody and not have people running up to me and touching my belly . lol . 12 weeks is theusual but everyone has reason to be cautious.

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