I work for a small company (approx 17 staff) and manage a department of 3. Both myself and a colleague are preganant (EDD's 1-day apart!). I have to tell my boss this week but he has had problems with pregnant staff in the past (last 2 both commenced sick leave within 1st Trimester). He's an approachable guy and he has complete confidence in my team - but I'm sure this news will give him a heart attack. Any thought???
this will not be good news for him, however you put it. I would tell him at the same time (who wants to be second?) and reassure him as best you can. However, you don't know how either of your pregnancies will go so don't make promises you may not be able to keep. And try and find a solution to the staffing issue youself. Also, if you can, I would try and decide asap how long you want to take off afterwards to make the planning easier. This is more than you need to do legally, but it will show willing.