You're pregnant! When do you tell?

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Yesterday, a good friend shared the happy news that she is pregnant with her third child. This was a bit of a surprise to her, but not to me. I swear I noticed something different about her a few weeks ago and wondered if she was pregnant. I can't explain it - I could just tell something was changed. Maybe I am psychic? I wondered about it, but I didn't ask because I thought if she was pregnant, she would tell me when the time was right.

She hasn't been to the doctor yet, but a home pregnancy test confirmed what she suspected. She even knows when she conceived and calculates that she is about five weeks along now. When she told me the news, the day after she found out, she wondered aloud if she should be telling people about it. "I know people usually wait until they are about twelve weeks along," she said.

I was only pregnant once and it was 25 years ago. But if I found out today that I was pregnant, after I regained consciousness, I would want to immediately tell everyone I know. What is the convention when it comes to this sort of thing? How long did you wait before sharing the happy news with others?

By the way, congratulations to Jenn and her growing family!

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Start by teaching him that it is safe to do so.