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Dear Poll: Will You Wait to Tell You're Pregnant?

Dear Poll: Will You Wait to Tell You're Pregnant?

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt aren't the only celebrity couple trying to avoid pregnancy rumors. Christina Aguilera dodged the question for months as did Jennifer Lopez. Deciding when and who to tell is different for everyone — some can't keep it in and others won't even tell their parents until they're out of the danger zone. Since Hollywood starlets are constantly in the public eye, everyone wants to know — are they or aren't they? But in the real world, it's a much easier secret to keep.

Since I've never been pregnant, I can only guess that I'd want to shout it from the rooftops, but how about you? Will you wait until your second trimester to tell your friends and family?


JaimeLeah526 JaimeLeah526 9 years
I'd tell everyone who I felt should know. I'd tell all my friends and family members and anyone else who wanted to know. It's not like I'll tell strangers.
yoan190 yoan190 9 years
I told my husband at the first place, and then my parents and best female friend. My husband told his parents and best buddies. Of course with a sentence, "It's still early too announce to the world. So please keep it as a little secret..." And then from 12 weeks, we were more relax and more open. And thank goodness that my belly was flat until the week 16 or so.
Asia84 Asia84 9 years
i don't want ppl touching me, so i wouldn't be quick to tell folks. all that "aww" and "ohh, how cute", "what do you want to have" . . . i just don't like the attention. but hopefully by the time i have children (maybe in 7-10years), i will be nicer and won't mind the attention. if i were to get knocked up right now (that's what it would be called since i'm not married), i would tell my mom and my close friends. if i were knocked up, i wouldn't go telling everybody. . .it's kinda low class to be knocked up, so it's not something to shout out.
Rubi Rubi 9 years
lms lms 9 years
I told my close family/friends as soon as I found out. I didn't start telling other people until way after 3 months. I wasn't obviously pregnant looking until close to my 6th month, so that is when I told alot of people. Some people said that I looked like I was just bloated as opposed to pregnant afterwards.
schmilla schmilla 9 years
brookrene brookrene 9 years
I chose other...If all goes well, i wont be having kids. :)
msshellokitty msshellokitty 9 years
I've also told as soon as I found out.
LuvLeoDiCaprio LuvLeoDiCaprio 9 years
I would wait until after the first three months to tell. Wanna make sure everything is ok first.
emalove emalove 9 years
OMG, I'll be so beyond excited when I'm pregnant that I'm sure I'll tell all the people close to me!
GlowingMoon GlowingMoon 9 years
I would wait. Just for fun, I probably wouldn't tell anybody, not even my husband. I'll let them find out for themselves. LOL.
ninjastarlett ninjastarlett 9 years
close friends and family during first trimester, everyone and their moms after that. =)
Greggie Greggie 9 years
I tell my family and close friends right away because I'd want their support if something were to happen. I tend to tell my immediate coworkers fairly quickly because again, if something were to happen, I'd likely need time off work and I want them in on what's happening.
katiekat katiekat 9 years
I told anyone and everyone the first time, but then I had a miscarriage. Friends & Family were great for the support but running into acquaintances that had heard the good news, but not the bad was difficult. This time, we're just sharing with our closest friends and family. My fingers are crossed!
bfly1133 bfly1133 9 years
As LizL said: "My rule of thumb was to tell anyone that I would feel comfortable telling if I had a miscarriage." That's exactly how I feel. There is no way my husband and I could keep it a complete secret. :)
bailaoragaditana bailaoragaditana 9 years
Better to wait until it's definitely going all the way...
fashionhore fashionhore 9 years
I am with the majority in that I would try to wait until I was beyond the 3 month period. I think I would have a hard time with it because I am one of those people who has to wait to buy presents because I will give them to the person right away! My sister told right away and then miscarried; with this one she didn't tell us until after her 3rd month came to an end.
SummerBaby SummerBaby 9 years
i would wait a while before telling anyone... it would be something i would wanna enjoy on my own at first, and then i would tell anyone who would listen :)
RockAndRepublic RockAndRepublic 9 years
I wouldn't say anything for months. I don't want anyone's pitty or anyone in my business.
erratic-assassin erratic-assassin 9 years
I'd wait to tell....Haha, I say that now but when the time comes, I'm sure I'll want to tell the world.
AliCherri1 AliCherri1 9 years
I think I would wait 3 months to tell the world and at first we would just tell immediate fam and close friends.
popgoestheworld popgoestheworld 9 years
I think I would wait for a little while, and then tell close friends and family, perhaps before the first trimester. Then after the first trimester, I would tell people. It will probably be noticeable at that point anyway.
michelle-c42934 michelle-c42934 9 years
I don't think I would tell anyone until I was out of the most dangerous period. It would be heartbreaking for something to happen and have to tell everyone. I feel so sorry for Lily Allen.
1QTPIE 1QTPIE 9 years
I told everyone with all 3 of my pregnancies.
LizL LizL 9 years
It really depends on the situation. I was going to wait, but then I had to tell my folks at 4 weeks (my husband and I were moving, and I didn't lift anything heavy---they figured it out). Then I had to tell my work at 11 weeks instead of the 12 like I was planning because I had a health scare and had to leave. My rule of thumb was to tell anyone that I would feel comfortable telling if I had a miscarriage.
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