When to Share The News

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QUESTION

Dear Relationship Expert,
Hi there. My wife and I have just discovered that we are about to become first time parents! I know that we should wait some time before telling family and friends as precautionary measures (problems, complications, miscarriages etc.) My question is, when is it safe to share the news?

ANSWER

Congratulations! When to tell is a very personal choice. If you want to wait until you safely past most chance of miscarriage I would wait until after first ultrasound if you are having one. However, sometimes people like to tell those closest to them, like parents or close friends, so if there is a miscarriage they have some support. The most important thing is that you both feel right about your choices of whom to tell.

Good Luck.

-- Carol