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05-05-2012 00:43 #211Senior Member
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06-05-2012 07:08 #212Senior Member
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Just wondering when everyone thinks its safe to announce a pregnancy to family, friends, colleagues? Do most announce right after the 12 week scan or wait a few weeks longer??
06-05-2012 14:13 #213
We started announcing at about 11 dpo.
We were going to wait until 16 dpo (4w2d, blood test) to tell DH's grandparents, but they phoned a couple of days before that so found out then.
With my experience - or rather lack of experience, I've only ever had one BFP in my life - I can't manage to understand the reason/s for waiting to announce. The best reason I've figured out is so that if you miscarry you can pretend to the world that you were never pregnant.
If this pregnancy turns sour I'm not going to deny I was ever pregnant, and anyone who then asks how it's going can also feel bad and commiserate with me.
06-05-2012 15:24 #214
I've been googling this so I know I'm not alone, but I don't know how to fix it. Can any of you help?
My right ear sort of sounds like I've got a moth fluttering in it. I'm pretty sure it's a weird thing related to pregnancy. It's been going on for a week or two now, on and off, but mostly on, and it's getting a bit annoying.
At first I thought it was a tiny muscle associated with a hair follicle having a twitch, because the speed of it is similar to when you get other muscle twitches like at the corner of your eye. So I figured the sound/vibration was originating in the outer ear canal and being heard at the eardrum. But surely a twitch couldn't go on for so long.
My nose also thinks it's making cervical mucous (gotta give it an A for effort), but since it's running freely I don't think it could have blocked my Eustachian tubes. Perhaps the tubes themselves are swollen so they aren't draining as freely, but how would that then result in a fluttering sound from my middle ear?
06-05-2012 16:31 #215
Felicita -- sorry can't help with your problem - are you sure something hasn't crawled in ? Best go get it checked out !! Dr Google is no substitute for the real thing !!
Maryz -- I didn't tell any one except 2 close friends who guessed until nearly 20 weeks. We had a scare with the NT scan and had to have an amnio so didn't want to tell anyone till we knew everything was ok -- that included family !!
A friends of mines sister just lost her precious bub at 16 weeks (she was 4 behind me) so I am really glad we waited and were able to tell everyone everything was going well (esp the inlaws).
06-05-2012 16:48 #216
Maryz - like Felicita I told people close to me earlier. Close family & friends, I figured if I miscarried I would need their support, which on the miscarriages prior to this little survivor I did. I waited til 12 weeks to tell others.
Felicita - Can't help with the ear but I sympathise with the runny nose!
Maybe go to doc to get it checked?
06-05-2012 18:02 #217
Now for a stupid question. (I haven't been particularly sick as an adult, so most of my Drs appts for nearly 20 years have been planned well in advance, eg. vaccinations or IVF referrals.)
If I take my annoying ear to the doc, should I go to my GP this week, or wait 8 days and tell my Ob first (because I think it's pg related)?
(And I'm pretty much certain nothing has crawled into my ear. There's never been any sensation of something in there, there's just the quiet fluttering noise. Today I've decided it sounds like Morse code. Wish I'd learnt it already so I could figure out what my ear is saying. Probably just e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e ... etc. lol)
cjm1 - OMG I'm going to be HUUUGE! You only had 2 people guess before 20 wks!?! At 12-13 wks my bump reached the milestone of sticking out further than my boobs. I'm just coming up to 17 wks and it now protrudes a good 15 cm further out than pre-pg belly. People look at me in disbelief when I say it's too early to know the sexes yet (morph scan is in 2 wks).
Last edited by felicita; 06-05-2012 at 19:32. Reason: realised taking ear to Ob seems a bit odd at first glance
07-05-2012 07:36 #218Member
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Felicita - Can you call your Ob's office to ask what they think? I know with mine, the midwife can answer questions like that, or my Ob will answer emails. Might save you a trip to the GP...
Maryz - I told immediate family and close friends around 4-5 weeks. We told the rest of the family at 12 weeks because we couldn't hold it in until the scan, but now that we have the all clear we have started telling friends. It still feels weird telling people though!
chm1 - Wow, you didn't show until 20 weeks?! I've put on about 3 kgs at 13 weeks and my boobs are pretty big. I can't wait to get past this in-between stage and move into the comfy maternity clothes! At the moment, my favourite outfit is my flanelette pjs
07-05-2012 20:06 #219
Mary, a few friends at work knew all along. I figured letting them know why I was being careful at work with lifting etc was a good idea. It was I got the extra support.
i told my sister at 12 weeks. I had a dodgy 12 week scan so waited till after amnio scan at 16 weeks. Then I thought, well I waited this long, I'll see how the 20 week scan goes. So it was just after that.
i was cautious as I have had 5 miscarriages before. The first one I announced at 8 weeks. Bad move,it was the most horrid thing to deal with. DH had to call our mums and get them to tell others. The others, my sister knew about but no one else. It was easier for me to move on. I found that the sympathy it brings was too much and that's when I ended up with stress/anxiety and depression.
We are all different tho.
Felicita, I'd go chat with the dr about that one.
07-05-2012 20:16 #220
Felicita---I had the fuzzy ear thingy too. It passed, so I think it's a pregnancy thing.
Maryz---I told my two close friends and colleagues (well they knew I was doing another cycle). The mums we didn't tell till after 12 weeks, and the wider family and friends not till after the morphology scan.
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