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how soon to tell pregnant

What guidelines did you use to tell people about pregnancy? I'm 5 weeks today, first pregnancy. People at work are presuming, from early preg signs but its def too soon for them to know, right? I'm thinking of telling my family tonight.  Its ben difficult to keep them at bay. Had my bday recently, told them I've been prepping my body for getting preg and gave up alcohol and caffeine for Lent. Lol.
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7491288 tn?1405990803
I didn't tell anyone till I was 3 months. Its really your personal preference.  I guess I didn't feel prego until then. Good luck.
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I had a miscarriage with #2 and the looks from the 2 people who knew made it so much worse! Lips are always sealed until 12 weeks now x x x
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I waited 3 months, just in case
6333619 tn?1386601982
With my second I told at 6 weeks. For me it was a mistake because I ended up losing the baby. I'm now 27w&3d and we waited until i was starting my second trimester which is 13 weeks. By 13 weeks your chances of miscarriage go way down. Just take that into consideration that if you were to miscarry that telling people what happened when they ask how things are going is a tough spot to be in. But good luck and congrats!
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I am 7 weeks and 4 days with my first and we have told family and close friends. I would say only tell those people you would want to support you if something did happen. But it is all personal preference.
6333619 tn?1386601982
I told my management where I work right away so they knew what was going on. Bc I was super nauseous and tired and I shouldn't be lifting anything heavy and whatnot.
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I got great advice from a friend...if you would share bad news and good news with the same people, then share. The reality is miscarriages are very common and if you tell people early and have them share your momentous joy, they mayalso share your pain. Good luck. I work in an dangerous work environment where people need to know asap for rradiation safety, lifting, etc. I am about 5.5 weeks with our first and soooooo excited!
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I declared my pregnancy to my employer after a few weeks due to my work with radioactive materials but have kept it private from everyone else at work. I told the fam around 10w, (12w now with our 1st and sooo excited)!  It sounds like it's whatever u prefer, I'll probably tell others at work before I start to show...
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I told my family and close friends when I found out. I was about 5 weeks
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Thanks everyone for sharing their experiences and stories. We decided and told only immediate close family. Rest after 13 weeks.  They were overjoyed!
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Make sure those you tell are aware of your choice to keep it quiet... Otherwise it may spread like wild fire!
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