Sunday, September 03, 2006

Pregnancy Announcement...

I hinted in a previous post, but would now like to make it official, we're pregnant! Which brings me to enlisting your help. The wife is only about 6 weeks along, but we were kind of excited so only made the announcement to some close family and friends. We're still debating on when making the announcement to everyone, other family and friends, co-workers, etc. Many people are superstitious and think it's bad luck to announce it before the first trimester has ended. We're stuck in the middle. It looks like that superstition is based on the fact that... "About 15 to 20 percent of known pregnancies end in miscarriage, and more than 80 percent of these losses happen before 12 weeks." I've also heard that percentage may be higher with first time pregnancies, and having a mother who has had more than one miscarriage. When telling close family and friends, we knew if anything happened, they would understand. But some people say whatever happens, will happen know matter who you tell, so why not? What do you think, and what did you do with the announcement of your first child? This question is for both women and men, with and without children. I've also created a little poll in the lower right side of he blog for you to vote. I'd also like to hear your comments on the situation.

2 comments:

freedumb said...

Congrats John!

I think it's a very personal decision...From what I've seen, most of my friends chose not to disclose until after the first trimester because of how hard it is to deal with already, and having more people know adds more shame...

I'd say, it's best to be aware, but not think about it...do and say what you feel comfortable with.

Congrats to you and your lady!

c said...

First of all, congratulaions. That being said, right now I would only tell the people who you would turn to if your wife did have a miscarraige. I got pregnant for the first time in July and told only a few people, on purpose. At six weeks I miscarried, but those same people were the ones who provided support. You always want to expect the best, but miscarraige is very common. Just my perspective...