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Who You Should Tell Pregnancy News to First

I'm Pregnant! Did You Tell Mom, Sibling, or Friend First?

There's no protocol for sharing pregnancy news! Once a woman pees on the stick and gets a positive result, the big decision becomes who to tell first. Though most mamas-to-be share the secret with their significant other first, the second person might be their own mother, a sibling, or a friend. According to a study by EPT:

After they told their partner, most women told their mom before telling a friend or sibling. Nearly half of moms (46 percent) and expectant mothers (45 percent) told their own mother first. This is roughly two times as many as those who phoned a friend first. Only four percent of moms told their fathers first.

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amaebi519 amaebi519 7 years
For my second pregnancy I told my husband ASAP - then around 6 weeks I decided to tell my work partner and my boss, just so as not to insult anyone's intelligence...I was already showing big time!
lawchick lawchick 7 years
I'm sorry for your loss, amber512.
amber512 amber512 7 years
Before my miscarriage I told my husband I was pregnant first and then my best friend who is a sister to me.
runningesq runningesq 7 years
... I meant I told my husband first -- parents were second !
Girl-Jen Girl-Jen 7 years
I told my paramedic partner first. I spent 12 hours a day on an ambulance with this guy, and he wondered what was up when I started taking bathroom breaks every 10 minutes and having wild mood swings.
lawchick lawchick 7 years
It took us awhile to get pregnant, and only a few very close friends knew we had been trying. We found out at 4w 2d and told the close friends about a week later. Parents were told around 8w, and everyone else around 12w.
runningesq runningesq 7 years
I found out pretty early (5 weeks).. my husband and I went out to dinner with my parents the day after we found out. I wasn't planning on telling them but I blurted it out as soon as we sat down to eat :P
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