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Why I'm telling people I'm pregnant at five weeks

In recent years, it has become the unspoken rule to keep pregnancy secret in the first trimester. Expectant mothers must conceal fatigue, nausea, body changes and yo-yoing hormones from friends, colleagues and loved ones with a series of well-crafted excuses and loose-fitting clothes. Meanwhile, behind the scenes, we duck to the toilet every 15 minutes, place our heads between our legs and wish away the days until we can finally make our big announcement.

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