I typically keep family planning to myself at work, for a number of reasons. I've never told work that I'm ttc, and I've always waited until I'm 12-13 weeks before telling my boss.
Now that I'm about to begin cycle monitoring, I feel like I should be honest and let my boss know why I'll be late a few times (which is totally out of the ordinary for me) or need extra personal time.
I'm also concerned that I'm even considering being open with my boss because she's a woman, and am not sure that I'd have the same conversation with a male boss - is it ok to open up like that, or is it unprofessional? I have a good relationship with her, but she's still my boss and this is still work.
Has anyone else opened up and been honest, or have you just made excuses and not told why?
I have a meeting with her this afternoon which will be the best opportunity to have the conversation - I don't want to schedule a separate meeting just to talk about this, as I think it would come across as me making too big a deal about it. I'm just not sure if I should say anything or not.