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Do Tell: When You Get Pregnant, How Long Will You Wait to Tell?

With so many of my girlfriends getting married and starting families, I definitely have babies on the brain. While I've been told that it's better to wait three months to tell everyone, when I finally do have a bun in the oven I think I'll be too excited to keep it a secret. I'm well aware that problems can happen (and are common), so if by chance I have a miscarriage, I'll need my friends' and family's support to get through it.

That's my choice though, and every person gets to make her own. So what about you? Do tell: When you get pregnant, when will you share the news?


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darkangel2305 darkangel2305 9 years
I'm SUCH a blabber mouth. I would want to tell my close people right away, but hold the news for everyone else until 3 mos+, but again... I'm such a blabber mouth I doubt I would be able to hold it in...
RaCheer RaCheer 9 years
I would tell my family and best friend right away but I would wait to tell everyone else until 3 months in. I've known too many women that have miscarried before this mark and I feel that's a painful matter that I would not want to have to share with my co-workers, etc.
Frank-y-Ava Frank-y-Ava 9 years
You should probably wait till the 2nd trimester or till your showing noticeably!!
JaimeLeah526 JaimeLeah526 9 years
I'd tell anyone who I was close to that I was pregnant. I wouldn't tell coworkers or people I'm only sorta friends with. I would definitely want my family and friends support if I miscarried.
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 9 years
I would tell my mom and dad, and my sisters and that would be it untill i knew "it" had "took"
Marni7 Marni7 9 years
I think I would prolly tell my close friends and immediate family the day the doctor confirms it! I'll be too excited not too...I cant keep a secret like that for too long
ckilpatrick1986 ckilpatrick1986 9 years
I think I'd wait till the first trimester is over to tell EVERYONE but I would tell my husband first thing and then maybe my step mom. but everyone else can wait.
sass317 sass317 9 years
I dont think I would be able to keep it from my family and friends- they are all just waiting for us to announce that we are having a baby, even though we arent trying or anything yet. Honestly I would be hard for me to keep my mouth shut long enough to plan some cute little dinner so we can tell both sets of parents at the same time. Really I have a feeling that as soon as I know, then next time I see my mom she will somehow know.
brittanyk brittanyk 9 years
I'd tell my boyfriend, who will hopefully be my husband if this situation arises, and my parents and his parents right away. I'd probably wait a little longer before I tell everyone else.
Liss1 Liss1 9 years
I would tell family immediately. I would be so excited and would want to share it. Also that way i would have a support system if something were to happen.
yadiet yadiet 9 years
I would wait untill the first trimester is over to actually tell anyone. Only my husband and I will know.
j2e1n9 j2e1n9 9 years
My fiance has a huge mouth, he would tell everyone and their uncle, so I'm going to have to keep it a secret from him for the 1st 3 months. Of course, he will probably guess because I wont be drinking anymore, but nevertheless I am going to keep it quiet as long as I can. Then we'll tell our parents, and then I'll let him tell everyone else. I'm not the kind of person that's gonna go around screaming "I'm PREGNANT!" so I'll probably only confirm it if people ask me, once I start showing, etc.
HeCallsMeSug HeCallsMeSug 9 years
I would want our parents to know. But I would have to tell my work right away because I'm a vet assistant and I work with cats and all kinds of harmful chemicals. I would rather have a healthy baby than a secret...
lizlee89 lizlee89 9 years
I can't say for sure what I will do in the future, but I have always thought that I would be so excited that I would tell everybody right away...
britnish britnish 9 years
my plan now is my family asap and everyone else once i'm through with the first trimester. but who knows when it really happens.
bsglrok132 bsglrok132 9 years
I would tell right away! I would never be able to keep such an exciting secret.
kurniakasih kurniakasih 9 years
The last time? I waited until I was at least 5 month-along.
snowbunny11 snowbunny11 9 years
Three months. Unless I'm Ashlee Simpson, in which case I'll be required to tell ASAP or be accused of being a famewhore.
JanetG0307 JanetG0307 9 years
from experience, having the support of friends and family makes the world of difference if a miscarriage happens. i hadn't told that many people when i first found out i was pregnant last year, but their support and love got me through the tough times. i hadn't told anyone else but the best of friends and my family, and i wouldn't have done it any other way.
MissChita MissChita 9 years
LOL @ javsmav. I would tell my closest fam/friends right away and others would find out when I'm showing :). No really, whenever you feel the urge to tell, tell whoever whenever.
RockAndRepublic RockAndRepublic 9 years
When he/she is in college. I dont want to have to deal with a miscarriage with prying eyes.
LiLRuck44 LiLRuck44 9 years
I told right away with both. It was impossible to keep! It's exciting news no matter when you get it, or how many times you've gotten it before!
javsmav javsmav 9 years
after I have a baby
italianblonde italianblonde 9 years
I'd probably wait until I start to show, but my family notices everything and are oddly good at guessing if someone is pregnant...
kikidawn kikidawn 9 years
We'll tell my parents, his parents, siblings, and very close friends right away. And then wait the 3 months to tell others.
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