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You have to do what is right for you and your family. I've had 2 miscarriages, with the first, we only told our parents. After the miscarriage, we told additional family members (who it leaked to anyway).And those who weren't told said their feelings were hurt (eyeroll to that).
The second pregnancy, we told more family, but asked them not to share because of the risk of miscarriage. Well, some people were respectful, some weren't. And it was really hard because we had to un-tell people of our pregnancy. And it was REALLY irritating when people I didn't share my pregnancy with, so I never un-told them, called to find out how the pregnancy was going and I wasn't pregnant anymore.
The third pregnancy, we told family and let them know that if they tell others, then they have to be prepared to un-tell. That pregnancy resulted in DD.
Now, my forth pregnancy, I am not "offering" the news that we're pregnant, but if people say "when will you give DD a sibling" I don't lie about it. And I tell them we're not telling everyone. DH, on the other hand, would yell from the rooftops...but knows whoever he tells, he has to un-tell if we miscarry.
We told both sets of parents and siblings with our first pregnancy. We knew that ran the risk of them telling someone else, but it was nice that someone else knew...especially after I mc.
this time we are doing the same. I don't go into my dr until around 10w, so we will wait a few more after that and then will be fine telling others as long as everything is okay!
It's all personal preference and what makes you comfortable.
It's never too early as long as you're comfortable. If you would want them to be there for you, and know if things didn't go well, then tell them.
I told mine the day we found out. We have yet to tell MH's family...I'm leaving it up to him and he is being lazy.
My Pregnancy/Parenting BLOG TTC since 5/2011, BFP #1 12/3/11, M/C 12/7/11 @ 4wks 2d. Began seeing RE Sep 2012. October 2012 Metformin 1500 mg= ovulation on CD34 BFP#2 11/14/12 9DPO, EDD 7/26/13, DX Gestational Diabetes @14 wks, our angel born sleeping 3/24/13 @ 22wks 2d. BFP #3 7/4/13 8DPO EDD 3/22/14, DX Gestational Diabetes @14 wks. started insulin @16 wks. Our rainbow, born 3/19/14 @ 39wks 6d., we're so in love!
Books read: 7/52
" 'Cause you know what luck isluck is believing you're luckythat's all and showing just a little bit of faith"
Me: 42. DH: 46.
1st Pregnancy: MC, 11/19/00.
2nd Pregnancy: DS born 04/10/06.
3rd Pregnancy: CP, 03/11.
4th Pregnancy: MMC, D&C 11/30/11, Genetic testing revealed Trisomy 4.
5th Pregnancy: Ectopic, 2 doses of Methotrexate unsuccessful, surgery 4/10/12, right tube removed.
Tried Letrozole January 2013-July 2013 (including 2 IUIs), all BFN. After 2 1/2 years of trying for child #2, decided to "give up" after July cycle, based on AMA.
August 16, 2013: BFP our first month of "not trying!" Still in shock. Beta #1 (14dpo): 183. Beta #2 (17dpo): 611. Ultrasound 8/30/13: baby measured 6 weeks, 1 day, heart rate of 118 bpm! Ultrasound 9/13/13: 8 weeks, heart rate of 176!Baby is due 4/26/14