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How am I going to keep this pregnancy a secret until 12 weeks?
Already bloated at 5 weeks (2nd pregnancy)

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#1 eyesgreen

Posted 16 January 2013 - 02:15 PM

Anyone else feeling the same and how did you hide it, I feel huge already. Was not expecting this!

#2 flear

Posted 16 January 2013 - 03:19 PM

I couldn't keep our pregnancy a secret...... I was WAY too excited. Totally unplanned, but it was so welcome. I ended up telling all my close friends as I saw them from about 8 weeks onwards. I told my mother two days after the positive result (she thought that I was going to tell her that I got engaged - she was a little shocked at first) and from then on it was just a cascade.
If we fall pregnant again hopefully I will be able to keep my mouth shut! but I probably won't. Honestly, it was just too exciting. And when you have exciting news, you just want to share it to the world.

#3 Expelliarmus

Posted 16 January 2013 - 03:30 PM

I don't bother. I had to wear pg uniform at work by 6 weeks with #2 I was so bloated and the normal pants were so uncomfortable and the belly on the maternity pants impossble to tick a shirt on and belt LOL so I didn't try and keep it a secret. I just let it come out naturally. Didn't announce either mind you. LOL

#4 The Falcon

Posted 16 January 2013 - 03:31 PM

Same thing happened to me with my 2nd, rumours were flying around work that I was pregnant and I was only 7 weeks and had to deny it!

#5 Guest_Sunnycat_*

Posted 16 January 2013 - 03:42 PM

I failed to keep it a secret both times and caved at 9 weeks. Close friends and family knew earlier. This time mum knew as own as I POAS.

#6 RipeWickedPlum

Posted 16 January 2013 - 03:53 PM

I don't keep it a secret. I don't see the point. I didn't announce on FB til after my NT scan, but by then all the people I wanted to tell had known for weeks!  original.gif

This last pregnancy was one that I didn't tell straight up, only cause I was NOT happy about being pregnant and wanted to be able to tell people without crying! I lasted til 8 weeks this time.

#7 erindiv

Posted 16 January 2013 - 03:55 PM

I don't see the point of keeping it a secret. I would hate to go through a miscarriage without anyone being able to support me as they hadn't known about the pregnancy.

But, to each their own.

#8 eyesgreen

Posted 16 January 2013 - 04:03 PM

Unfortunately I did have a miscarriage 2 months ago and although I told a few people I wouldn't want many to know at work as I work in a school and would hate to have to keep telling people if I did lose this one. Personal choice.

#9 ScarfaceClaw

Posted 16 January 2013 - 04:06 PM

I'm of the don't lie to anyone camp.... I had to tell last time due to work hazards, but having just POAS this morning I'm hoping to keep it quiet for a few more days!

#10 rowbi123

Posted 16 January 2013 - 04:10 PM

Haha I am only 4 weeks pregnant and I have already told all my immediate family and best friends.

Everyone else will just have to wait until 12 weeks but it's our first baby and I am SO excited I just want to scream it from the roof.  In saying that, I am also terribly worried that something is going to go wrong.

#11 Rolex

Posted 17 January 2013 - 07:32 AM

I had 3 miscarriages before this one and I did keep quiet until after my NT scan at 13 weeks.  A handful of very close friends knew, and my brother and SIL knew, that was it.  In the event of another mc, I would have had that group of people to support me.  I didn't want everyone knowing before then.  As someone said, each to their own.

However with work, I did tell my boss at 9 weeks.  Partly because my expanding belly was getting hard to hide, but also because I went on leave at 10 weeks, and when I went back to work she was on leave, and she's not back till I'm 17 weeks!

Edited by Rolex, 17 January 2013 - 07:33 AM.

#12 kitkatswing

Posted 17 January 2013 - 10:54 AM

Im really struggling!!!!

We have told both sets of parents and a couple of close friends know...But I am bursting to tell everyone!

#13 lozzylots

Posted 17 January 2013 - 02:57 PM

I was also quite bloated by about 8 weeks - my parents knew at 4 weeks, the rest of the family at 8 weeks but everyone else not until after NT scan... It was hard, I just invested in a few looser tops and hoped everyone just thought I was getting chubby (at what other point in a woman's life would she hope that??)

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