When Should You Reveal You’re Pregnant?

This is the biggie when you’ve just found out you’re expecting but it can often be a difficult decision deciding when to tell people your very exciting news. Before finding out I was pregnant I thought waiting till the 12 week scan would be easy, but I was wrong. You’re overjoyed at the news and you want everyone to know too. If I was physically able to I probably would have shouted it from the rooftops the moment I found out!

12 week scan

Most parents-to-be decide to wait until they have had their 12 week scan. This is to check everything is OK with the pregnancy. It’s also a great time to reveal the good news because you have the scan photo to show them in the excitement too.

Why wait?

To be honest part of me wants to just shout it from the rooftops right now. (As I write this I’m seven weeks pregnant). Right now waiting for the 12 week scan seems like a lifetime away and due to my increasing belly, I’m not sure how much longer I’ll be able to keep it a secret. Everyone says you should wait but when you’re so excited should you have to conform to the norm?

Our story

Telling our closest family and friends was important to me right from finding out we were expecting. Both sets of parents were first to find out, followed my close friends and grandparents. This was all before our 12 week scan, and the remainder of friends will be told once we have seen baby bear for the first time.


When did you reveal you were pregnant? Who did you tell first?




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