Declare your pregnancy?

India
February 14, 2007 10:42pm CST
Most of the people do not reveal about their pregnancy for the first three months or say during the first trimester. As they enter into the second trimester, they findout ways to let know the world about their pregnancy. When did you let know your partner or his family or your close ones about your pregnancy?
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@ljcapps (1926)
• United States
20 Feb 07
A lot of people don't announce till after the third month, because the first trimester is the most dangerous, and statistically when you're most likely to lose the baby. However, my wife and i knew within the first month that she was pregnant. Her's was a very very rough one, i like to joke she got sick three days before she got pregnant, and continued until a week after our son was born. but in our case, we shared the information as soon as we knew about it, so our family and friends didn't worry quite so much about what was wrong with her. Otherwise, i might have just hugged the information closer for awhile. A little something just between my wife and i.
• India
20 Feb 07
Thanks for sharing your personal experience. I appreciate your view.
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• United States
19 Feb 07
I told my husband the day I found out. I was 5 weeks pregnant. Later we went out to dinner and called all of our family and friends to tell them the news. The reason people do not tell anyone for the first trimester is because that is when you have the greatest risk for a miscarraige. If you miscarry I may be easier to deal with if you don't have to explain it to everyone.
• India
20 Feb 07
It is really good to expect the support from family and friends in such times. But many a times, we dont know who has any hidden agenda. For i had a bitter experience.
@asish1672 (339)
• United Arab Emirates
18 Feb 07
We disclosed the good news to our closest relatives, my parents and siblings and my wife's parents, as soon as she tested possitive. But for friends and other relatives, we only disclosed after finishing 2 months. This is because, the doctors say that the initial period of two and a half months, is very critical for the embryo as it is the growing stage. During this time, with slight carelessness on the part of the mother, she can get a miscarriage. So the info is hidden from others to avoid the situation to confront them if anything bad happens.
• India
19 Feb 07
It was very informative. thanks
@katied22 (17)
15 Feb 07
I honestly think that you should wait until the beginning of your 2nd Trimester. There is such a risk until that point. I think you should tell your partner and close family and friends as early as possible. If you lost the baby you would need people around you who will support you through that ordeal.
• India
16 Feb 07
That was a bold say. Anyways thanks, for responding
@carlaabt (3505)
• United States
20 Feb 07
My husband knew before I did that I was pregnant. And he was right there with me when I took the home pregnancy test, and he went with me to every doctor appointment. We did tell our parents right away, at about 5.5 weeks. We were going to wait longer to tell my work (my husband had already told his so he could go with me to the appointments) but I ended up having morning sickness so bad that there was no way I could not tell the people I worked with. They thought I was crazy and just didn't want to work since it was a fairly new job and I was running out for the bathroom every little bit.
• United States
20 Feb 07
I learned the hard way with this. I lost so many pregnancies I didn't even tell my husband I was pregnant with our 2nd son until I'd made it past the longest previous pregnancy. Even then I was nervous when I told people about it. It's up to each individual obviously. It'd be awesome to scream it from a rooftop. I know that's how I wanted to announce it. But it's painful telling people later that the pregnancy was over.
• China
16 Feb 07
my husband is so smart that he notices they pregnancy before me.i think the best people to tell of your early pregnancy is your family members then allow others to find out for themselve atleast when the see your stomach coming out.