Making a Pregnancy Announcement after Infertility

What to Expect When Making a Pregnancy Announcement after Infertility

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Making a pregnancy announcement after you have been suffering with infertility can be very challenging. More than likely, you are facing many unique feelings and reactions of your own to the pregnancy and aren’t quite sure how to announce it to others. Here are a few things you should keep in mind when you are deciding whether you are ready to make the announcement or not. Claim Your 20 Free Pregnancy Tests – Click Here

The Case for Waiting

Even when couples have not been struggling with infertility, it is common for them to wait to make their announcement. Usually, the couples that choose to wait will make the announcement after they have made it past their first trimester. The reason for this is because they are less likely to miscarry when they reach this point.

However, for couples who have been struggling to conceive, the choice to wait could be even more appealing. For example, if you make the announcement that you are pregnant and then suffer a miscarriage, it is likely that you will be constantly reminded of your loss. People will be asking how you’ve been feeling and many will not have heard the news of your loss.

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This could cause you to have the need to explain the situation to far more people than you had intended. In the end, this could wind up causing you more pain each time you have to explain what happened.

The Case for Telling the World

On the flip side of this argument is the one where you want to tell everyone your happy news. For many couples, there are several benefits in this decision. For example, you will have a longer period of time to enjoy the news with others than you would if you waited to make the pregnancy announcement.

In addition to this, many of your close family members and friends may be left with hurt feelings if you tell some people but not them. Choosing who to make the announcement to and keeping others in the dark can be very difficult and could hurt the relationship you share with many people.

Also, with more people knowing about the pregnancy, you will have a better support system in place if you do happen to suffer from a miscarriage. During your time of need, these people will be able to rally around you and help you through a very difficult time.

Both of these options are available to you and should be your decision to make. However, you should make sure you consider both sides of this decision carefully, as well as the consequences, before you go about your announcement plans.

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Dr. Prabha Sahgal, MD
Dr. Prabha Sahgal, MD | ConceiveEasy
Dr. Prabha Sahgal MD, is board certified in obstetrics and gynecology and subspecialty board certified in reproductive endocrinology and infertility. Dr. Sahgal holds a B.S. degree from MIT in molecular biology and currently serves on the ConceiveEasy board of directors.