When to share the big news

  • When I was pregnant, I couldn’t keep a secret and told my family and friends right away that I was pregnant. My girlfriend, however, wanted to wait until she was out of her first trimester (and thus less likely to experience miscarriage) to tell everyone. Did most of you decide to wait or spill the news right away? --Julie, Strongmoms facilitator

  • I told very close friends and family right away because I was soooo excited, but I waited to tell Facebook, other family members, and colleagues.

  • That's kind of a nice balance - I like that approach. I, unfortunately, partially told people because I was throwing up every 15 minutes! I wasn't able to hide my pregnancy too well. :-p