Telling other people you are pregnant

When you tell people you are pregnant is a very personal matter. Some people like to wait until they have had their 12 week scan. The reason for this is they want to check the baby is healthy before they share their good news. Also, after the 12 week mark the risk of miscarriage decreases significantly.

Others choose to tell close family and friends earlier when they find out they are pregnant. This means that other people are understanding if they are feeling particularly tired or unwell, meaning that offers of help and support may be given to you. Also keeping your pregnancy a secret for 12 weeks when you are bursting to tell people may seem like an impossibility.

You need to choose when feels right for you to tell people.