I really hope no one else has had to face what I'm currently going through, but if anyone has, I would really appreciate your thoughts and advice.
I had my first BFP last month via IVF. At my 6 week scan, I was diagnosed with a blighted ovum and at my 8 week scan, my FS found a heartbeat at approx 50 beats and he said if this wasn't IVF, he would've dated my pregnancy at 6.5 weeks at best and his diagnosis is the pregnancy is not viable and I am expected to miscarry within the next 1-2 weeks.
I am particularly close to a colleague at work, who has gone through the same and has provided me with a lot of support. The only other person who knows my situation is my boss, but I have limited the details somewhat to what she needs to know to understand why I need to take medical leave.
However I have recently learnt that she has been harassing my colleague for updates on my condition. She has done this in the presence of ex/current colleagues, who know nothing about my situation. When my colleague is unable (and unwilling) to provide enough details to her satisfaction, my boss has approached me first thing in the morning (before I've even put my bag down on my desk) to ask about how my appointments went, what's wrong with the pregnancy, etc.
Ours is an open plan office and there are usually other people in the office, so it's understandable that I do not wish to talk about what I'm going through in those conditions. I also understand that my boss is trying to show her concern for me, but how do I make her understand that I do not appreciate being approached in the office this way nor having a friend drilled about my personal affairs, especially in the presence of people who I have no desire to share this news with?