This is my first pregnancy so I am very cautious about almost everything. We are waiting until after the 1st trimester. Just had my first OB appointment and doctor agreed that it would be good after hearing the heartbeat. We actually already heard the heartbeat last week at my last RE appointment, but I just want to be safe. A girl I know posted her pregnancy on FB and she ended up miscarrying at around 11 wks. I just don't know that I would be able to go through that.
Its a personal decision, so there is no wrong answer, just whatever you are comfortable with.
We are waiting until half way through. With my body shape I don't think I will show before then and I have a history of miscarriages. I have miscarried at 5 weeks, 9 weeks, and 13 weeks so I don't know if I will ever really feel safe about telling others. People are always very supportive and loving and will be there for you if something happens but after this many I feel like there is a sense of pity.
It is a personal choice and whatever you decide will be the right thing for you! It is after all YOUR news to tell.
Good luck to all of you and I hope everyone will share in your excitement!
we are announcing our new arrival tomorrow at my daughter's one year birthday party,..and i'll be eight weeks.
There is still a chance of something "could go wrong" but we've known for three weeks now, and i dont think we could wait any longer !
Im super excited about it, i got shirts made for my two older children..My son's read's "Big Brother" , than my daughter's "big sister" and i have a onsie with little question marks in pink and blue and it reads "coming soon". Im due Jan 1 2013
I haven't announced anything public. I just told the people I wanted to know and that's it. If anyone hears by word of mouth so be it, but I did ask, when I told people to NOT put it on websites like Facebook, because then just about anyone can
I'm the type of person who can't hold things like this in!! I was about 6 weeks when we told everyone. Of course our family was the first to know and then close friends. Then we put it on Facebook. I'm now 8 weeks and people are still just finding out
I think its all a personal decision. I know some people are superstitious and say if you tell too early, you can have a miscarriage. But I don't believe that. If something were to happen, then it just wasn't meant to be, not because I told people about my pregnancy when I was in the early stages.
Its all up to you and what you feel comfortable with!
ateach:I am going to wait until after my 12 week appointment when I know everything is okay. I have seen the baby (at 7w6d) and all looks good, but I've had 2 losses and can't deal with the questions from EVERYONE. I have told our family and closest friends.
We are waiting till 12 weeks as well because we miscarried twins at 6 weeks a long
I've had 2 miscarriages so DH didn't really want anyone to know until after our first trimester....I really wanted to tell our parents and best friends because we have always depended on them for support and would def need it if something were to happen. We are planning on sending out pregnancy annoucements after our 12 weeks I don't have a FB page. I'm also 8 weeks
Bride-hilda:I'm 8 weeks and I want to tell the world NOW. We JUST had a miscarriage at 5 weeks in March, so my husband wants to wait. I'm excited we've made it this far, and I want to tell people, (because I wear my heart on my sleeve.) So, to compromise, we're waiting until after our 11th week appointment. DH wanted to wait longer, but I seriously will let it slip here pretty soon! L!
I'm the same way....After we told our parents and our best friends~I so wanted to tell other's but when we miscarried it was so devasting that I just didn't want to have people asking me questions so we feel it's just better to wait. But I totally feel the same way about possibly letting it slip!!
I definitely share your philosophy! We shared at 7 1/2 weeks after our first doctor appointment. We were so excited that we simply couldn't keep the news to ourselves! I say do whatever makes you comfortable.
Miscarriage concerns or not, we are just going to embrace the JOY of this new journey we're on + hope for a healthy pregnancy and baby!