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How long before announcing pregnancy? [SOLVED]

belligerentbelligerent Registered User regular
edited September 2011 in Help / Advice Forum
Hey All.

I just found out my wife is pregnant (this is a good thing) after trying for 8 months. Now, I'm a big negative what-if-er, so I don't want to tell anyone I really know until it's "safe." I know that there isn't really any safe time, but what would you consider a good time-threshold before we start letting friends and family know?

She's 6 weeks pregnant now.

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  • Mojo_JojoMojo_Jojo We are only now beginning to understand the full power and ramifications of sexual intercourse Registered User regular
    Most people wait until the end of the first trimester, as that is the most likely period when something can go wrong

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  • MegaMan001MegaMan001 CRNA Rochester, MNRegistered User regular
    Major organogenesis is going on right now, most people wait until week 12 or so because that's when you'll have the first ultrasound that will cover all of the major organ systems and you'll know if something serious is going on.

    Registered Nurse, Master's Degree in Anesthesia here.

    I am in the business of saving lives.
  • belligerentbelligerent Registered User regular
    Thank you. I'm an idiot: is twelve weeks the same as 1st trimester?

  • MegaMan001MegaMan001 CRNA Rochester, MNRegistered User regular
    Thank you. I'm an idiot: is twelve weeks the same as 1st trimester?

    Yeah, a trimester is three months or 12 weeks.

    I am in the business of saving lives.
  • MegaMan001MegaMan001 CRNA Rochester, MNRegistered User regular
    Also, congratulations! Forgot that part while answering your question!

    I am in the business of saving lives.
  • KatarineKatarine Registered User regular
    Congratulations!

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  • Sir CarcassSir Carcass I have been shown the end of my world Round Rock, TXRegistered User regular
    We usually tell immediate family right away and then everyone else somewhere between week 9 and 12. The reason for the former is because my wife wants that support network if anything does happen (like it did a few months ago).

  • belligerentbelligerent Registered User regular
    Thank you for your thoughts. I told her it was okay to tell her mother, because I doubt I could have stopped her. But I was curious more about non-immediate family. Thanks again, for your insight, both personal and professional.

    Also, sorry for your loss, S C.

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