How did you decide when to tell the world about your pregnancy? Did you shout the news from the rooftop as soon as you found out, or did you decide to wait until the highest risk of miscarriage had passed? And how do you feel about your decision now? Share your tips for others.
Take your time to think
- We never told anyone about our pregnancy until after a healthy 12 week scan, and then we told EVERYONE. But at 17 weeks we found out the baby had died at 13 weeks. BUT - this meant that everyone understood how devastated we were. We got so much support from those around us because they understood that we had lost a much-wanted baby. Getting to 12 weeks is no guarantee of a successful pregnancy as we've discovered. It may be that people are more helpful and supportive, in the heartbreaking case of losing your pregnancy, if they knew about it before. So take time to consider what's right for you.
- —Guest Beth
When to share the good news.
- In my culture you're not to spread the word until you're 3 months. I was so happy when I got pregnant I told a few people. I had a miscarriage in my 7th week. I had to explain why I was not pregnant anymore. If I had to do it again I would not have told anyone.
- —Guest nicky