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December 10th, 2004, 03:55 AM
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I am around 7 weeks pregnant and I have already had an early scan, and everything appears to be progressing normally.

I have been told by many people not to tell anyone until 3 months. I'm finding this difficult as I want to share the news with close family and friends. Not only because I'm excited, but because it is an unplanned pregancy and there are many changes I need to make that I would like to talk to friends and family about.

Keeping it to myself is making me feel a bit lonely and I think some people have noticed changes in me and are wondering what is going on!

Any advice on when you told people/think it is best to tell people would be really helpful.
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December 10th, 2004, 04:08 AM
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Tell them whenever you want to. I told mine around 7 weeks. There is no "rule" anymore about waiting til the end of the first tri.

Welcome to JM by the way.

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December 10th, 2004, 09:02 AM
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yeah. you can do what you want. alot of people just say 3 months because that is when you are in your second trimester and the risk of miscarriage goes down considerably. they want to make sure everything is okay first.

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December 10th, 2004, 09:04 AM
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It is 100% your call- if you want to spill the beans now- go ahead- I told everyone but my work- I just told them!

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<span style="font-family:Comic Sans MS">Christie</span>

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December 11th, 2004, 08:21 AM
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Thanks guys, I appreciate that and the welcoming notes!
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December 12th, 2004, 10:31 AM
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First of all Welcome to JM!
Congrats on the pregnancy!

The way I look at it is if you need the suport now then tell everybody. Even with my M/C history I told anyone as soon as I found out. I figured I needed to share in the joyful part even if it turned out to be bad news later.

I wish you luck during your pregnancy! Keep us updated how and when you make the announcement!

#1-DS 12/13/95
#2-DD 03/17/98
#3-DS-10/09/00~m/c a twin with him

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