When to Announce Pregnancy?

When to Announce Pregnancy?

When to announce pregnancy? Should I tell people that we are pregnant?

The answer to this question depends on a few factors. Families and friends will want to know the minute you find out, but doing something unexpected may be fun and relieve their anxiety about your pregnancy. Parents-to-be should decide how many weeks old your baby is when you inform family and friends.

Some Parents-To-Be Choose to Wait Until the First Trimester Is Over

Some couple waits for the trimester to be over before informing the family about their pregnancy. There are two reasons for this:

  • Your risk of miscarriage is at its highest during the first 12 weeks of pregnancy, so you may be a little nervous informing your loved ones if there’s any risk of miscarriage.
  • You may be planning an announcement party at the end of your first trimester, and you want to wait until your pregnancy is officially out in the open before you let anyone know.

If You Decide to Keep Your Pregnancy a Secret From Family and Friends for a Few Weeks or Months, Don’t Feel Guilty About Doing So

Don’t feel guilty about doing so. You are under no obligation to tell others you’re pregnant as soon as you find out. Besides, the more people who know about your pregnancy initially, the more chance there is for someone to inadvertently say something to a friend of yours or your family member who didn’t know yet.

If You Want to Keep Things Private for Now, Choose One Person to Tell Your News to and Keep That Person in the Loop

Once you have told them, they may be able to help you decide how long you want to wait before spreading the news.

It would help if you also thought about whether or not it’s safe for someone else in your family, such as a parent or sibling, to know. If the person you choose to tell your news also happens to be a parent or sibling, then it’s probably OK for them to say to others close to them, meaning other siblings and perhaps some grandparents as well. They will not want to spread information about your pregnancy too widely before you are ready because this may be upsetting.

They probably won’t want to say anything until you’ve told them it’s OK.

Remember That Not All of Your Extended Family and Friends Need to Know About Your Pregnancy as Soon as You Find Out

Some will keep their questions and comments to themselves and hope for the best. Others may expect updates on a daily or weekly basis.

You know your family and friends better than anyone else, so you can judge whether or not someone needs to be updated daily or if they will be happy just knowing that everything is going well in general.

Some People May Want to Help Out With Anything With the Baby

Such as buying gifts for the new arrival or helping paint the nursery.

They might also want to contribute financially towards your new arrival, and it’s ok if you don’t tell them just yet. Let them know as soon as you feel comfortable doing so.

Feelings About Your Pregnancy Are Different for Everyone

So no matter when you tell people, make sure that they know how you feel and always have an open line of communication with them.

Thank you for reading! I hope that you have an excellent pregnancy to come.

By Rosa Norris

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