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babylove789 Fri 12-Jul-13 23:00:24

Just turned 7 weeks pregnant with my first. Very excited but as I'm in the public eye and will most likely make news when I do announce, when is it safe for me to tell the public I'm expecting? In other words, when is it more safe that there won't be miscarriage/altercations

ThedementedPenguin Fri 12-Jul-13 23:03:21

Usually it's announced after 12 weeks.

mumblecrumble Fri 12-Jul-13 23:06:33

Congratulations babylove789 in the public eye smile

Considered more safe after 12 weeks.... i was outed at around 7 weeks and frankly I just felt too excited to keep it in anyway!! Different though if people are actually bothered about what is happening in your life mind....

Congrats asgain.

Are you Myleene Class? Cos if so. Pleas stop being such a godness.....same if you are Nigella. Apologies if you are neither and you think it is shoddy you;re not in this list....

Sorry, its friday and I am tired, drugged up on appropirate meds and feelign random

2Retts Fri 12-Jul-13 23:08:45

Hi Babylove,

First of all congratulations...exciting times indeed! I think the answer to your question is highly personal and subjective. For some people, twelve weeks is considered the 'safe' point at which to share the wonderful news but for others (difficulties late in previous pregnancies, older mothers, difficult family situations etc) it can be much later.

I suppose the time that people incessantly speculate ad nauseum would be the cut off point in denying a pregnancy. As I say, I think it's incredibly subjective and only you know the implications for you in publicising the news of your pregnancy.

I wish you well and hope you have a thoroughly positive, healthy, happy pregnancy.

mynameisslimshady Fri 12-Jul-13 23:10:28

Hi Amanda grin

12 weeks usually, but if you are lucky you could string it out until 20. I did, and tbe world couldn't have given a shit if I was pregnant or not.

outingmyselfprobably Fri 12-Jul-13 23:11:56

Friend got to six months before anyone noticed.

PistachioTruffle Fri 12-Jul-13 23:14:34

I thought this was going to be a thread about One Born Every Minute grin

Most people wait until after 12 weeks, but I've known a few people wait until after 20 weeks and no-one was any the wiser.


chickenspots Fri 12-Jul-13 23:15:03

If it is your first it is easier to conceal for longer. Subsequent pregnancies your belly seems to give you away early on! I've had friends go to their 12 week scan believing all is well and finding out they have had a missed miscarriage which is devastating so many people wait 'til they've had a scan to confirm the baby is doing well, heart beating etc before 'going public'

PoppyWearer Fri 12-Jul-13 23:15:53


Please be Cat Deeley.

PoppyWearer Fri 12-Jul-13 23:23:32

On a serious note, I've had friends have bad news at a 20w scan but it depends if the media speculation might give the game away sooner.

You'll be wanting to tell friends/family sooner I guess, depending on how much you show. But wanting them to find out first and not via the papers (which did happen to someone I know).

mymatemax Fri 12-Jul-13 23:26:13

are you Camilla?

SupermansBigRedPants Fri 12-Jul-13 23:49:32

I'd say 12-16 weeks, longer if you can get away with it if you want to. 3 months is the general 'tell people' time though.

Congratulations smile

cat deeley is awesome if you are her, I'm so glad she married that irish boy he's lovely

GibberTheMonkey Fri 12-Jul-13 23:59:26

As others have said 12 weeks is a normal point
I managed to have a baby without people I see every day realising I was pregnant, that was at 6 months. Depending on how big you get you could keep it quiet for quite a while if you chose Tom

GibberTheMonkey Fri 12-Jul-13 23:59:41

Tom to

Kelly1814 Sat 13-Jul-13 11:54:17

Im 27 weeks and only told people last week, no one had a clue! If you don't get a bump quickly,you can keep it a secret for ages. Congrats!

IneedAsockamnesty Sun 14-Jul-13 15:02:26

There is no normal time to announce. Lots of people chose to wait until after 12 weeks as the risk of unknown complications is highest before then but many people chose to wait until its obvious visually. Some may get forced to tell due to being unwell.

You only have to decide when you are comfortable with people knowing but remember the sooner they know the longer it appears to take as you will be dealing with questions ect for longer.

Ezza1 Sun 14-Jul-13 16:16:03

Diana Ross??? shock grin

<shows age...>

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