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Q&A: When to tell my boss I'm pregnant?

How and when should I tell my boss that I’m pregnant?

Re: How and when should I tell my boss that I’m pregnant?

The Bump Expert

There's no hard rule, but most women wait until the end of the first trimester (when miscarriage risk goes way down). But, you may want to do it sooner or later depending on your relationship with your boss and when you start to show. Better to break the news yourself than let someone else(or your growing belly!) do it for you. Try to break the news after you’ve completed an assignment -- this sends the message that your condition hasn’t impacted your productivity thus far, and that you have every intention of doing your job (and doing it well) for the remainder of your pregnancy.

Another smart move: Before you talk, put together a plan outlining how your duties will be covered during your leave. Your boss is much more likely to greet the news with enthusiasm if he knows you’ve got the situation covered.

Paula Kashtan

re: Q: When Should I Tell My Boss?

I work at a library so it's hard doing research there when everyone knows me. It's a smaller library. So I have to be more covert in my research when I go there.

Mandalynn252 |

re: Q: When Should I Tell My Boss?

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Mandalynn252 |

re: Q: When Should I Tell My Boss?

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Mandalynn252 |

re: Q: When Should I Tell My Boss?

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Mandalynn252 |

re: Q: When should I tell my boss?

what if you started a job a month ago?

df78opal |

re: Q: When should I tell my boss?

I'm having the same problem. I am a contract employee and signed on in October, but I am just not completing my licensing, so my start date is in 2 weeks. I'm newly married just 3 weeks ago and we are shocked to find out we are having a honeymoon baby! I don't know how this will go with the new job... I only get 4 weeks paid vaca a year.

RobynW11108 |

re: Q: When should I tell my boss?

I'm 5 weeks pregnant and I decided to tell my boss sooner rather than later so that my symptoms don't tell her for me. She was totally cool with it and congratulated me. Now I have the ease of mind that she knows and will be understanding if I suddenly come under the weather for some unknown reason.

skruhmin |

re: Q: When should I tell my boss?

My coworkers are like my family so I told them as soon as I knew!!!

txlight75 |

re: Q: When should I tell my boss?

I am having my first ultrasound at 8 1/2 weeks (I am 7 now) and then we will tell family and friends. I think I can hold out until week 10 to tell my boss and coworkers, but it will be tough. A little nervous since my pregnancy will really impact a big project timeline, so I want to give plenty of notice to be fair. Can't wait to share the good news, though!

FutureMrs.C |

re: Q: When should I tell my boss?

i have the same problem as some of the other women here. I've only been at my new job for a month and it's a really small group. I'm really worried that people are just going to start noticing and I would rather tell them first. At the same time though I want them to know that I'm here, and I'm here to work, and really establish myself. I'm working through a temp agency right now and I asked for advice from them and they said to wait, but I forgot a few things the other day and a co-worker said "what are you pregnant or something?" and I'm not sure if I did a very good job at hiding my shock that she guessed it right on. Any advice?

rcollier_17 |

re: Q: When should I tell my boss?

I have a very physical job and in order for me to continue working for the same company during my future pregnancy it seems as though I will need to let my boss know prior to conceiving(so I can be put in a more office like position). Am I over thinking this? Suggestions???

kensnyder |

re: Q: When should I tell my boss?

I am somewhere between wk 7 and 10 (haven't confirmed with a doctor yet), and told my boss and the crew this past week. Everyone has been really supportive, and that certainly helps (especially when I have to take breaks due to nausea). Still figuring out if I'll be a SAHM, but either way, I know my boss appreciated me telling him sooner rather than later.

MissRachelKate |

Q&A: When to tell my boss I'm pregnant?

Well i am 13 and a half weeks and still havent told my boss cause i only started working for the company 3 weeks ago. They didnt ask me if i was pregnant and i didnt just willingly offer the information. During my first pregnancy i didnt even start showing until i was about 18 or 19 weeks and then it was hard to tell i was pregnant i just looked like i had eaten a big burger or something. I am already starting to show a little bit and i have no idea how i am going to tell my boss that i am pregnant.

kelbeck1 |

Q&A: When to tell my boss I'm pregnant?

same I just started a new contract position and I will have to leave before the contract is up :S ... I also dont have a close relationship with my supervisor I havent said anything yet to anyone at work and I am not sure when or how... we also have HR soo I am wondering if I should tell HR first... ?

jenniepooh87 |

Q&A: When to tell my boss I'm pregnant?

I told my boss and coworkers a few weeks before the end of my first trimester and then had a miscarriage. It was really awkward having to let those not as close to know a few weeks later what happened. This time around I am holding out as long as possible.

sroyalrakes |

Q&A: When to tell my boss I'm pregnant?

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jonsan111 |

Q&A: When to tell my boss I'm pregnant?

I'm an Army officer, and (unfortunately) we have to tell our bosses about it immediately. The worst part is that your name shows up on a slide at the weekly commander's meeting, so EVERYONE immediately knows you're pregnant.

Annapurna11 |

Q&A: When to tell my boss I'm pregnant?

I waited until I was 15 weeks, made sure it I told my boss first and he was ecstatic at the fact that I revealed this first to him. I also let him know before I announced it to my peers, and that went as expected too. Now I feel so much better! I agree, it depends on your relation with your boss, and in my case, I did not have much morning sickness so no one noticed, but if you do, you should let atleast your boss know soon enough. My boss kept it to himself, which was very nice of him, so am sure you can request that if you decide to tell early.

kallu2k |

Q&A: When to tell my boss I'm pregnant?

My new husband and I are ttc and I am concerned about this, also. My boss is a very crude and abrasive individual who I do not think will take the news well. I'm hoping I don't show for a while, I'd like to make it 1/2 way through the pregnancy before telling anyone at the office. Has anyone else had a difficult boss to deal with?

mrshammelman |

Q&A: When to tell my boss I'm pregnant?

My fiance and I are getting married in 2015 and I don't think we will be ready for children for a while, but one thing that worries me about the future is my occupation and trying to have children too...see I am currently working towards a law enforcement career. How would you tell your commanding officer that you are pregnant, being a police officer? Will people treat you differently? It's already so hard being a female police officer as it is because most people don't think you can do what the male officers can do...

rarwtr15 |