I just confirmed with my doctor, I am 4 weeks pregnant, and my baby is due october 2. I am very happy! Does anyone know how to tell your co-workes you are pregnant. I worked in a college. It's very stressful, no one in my department has kids, or were ever pregnant. There are no suggested number of sick days on file- but they get upset if you call in sick. I have very little vacation time and the maternal leave is not separate from our short term disability leave 3 months. I am afraid my co-worker will not be sympathetic to my situation.
This is why I was waiting to find another job, but I want a baby sooo badly at least one before i'm 30. I'm 28, my husband is also ready for a child. He and I both agree that a job should not affect our ability to have a family. My question is how do you not let your job affect your family???
I would wait until you hit the 12 week mark..Or 3 months...Your probability of miscarriage decreases immensely!!
I only told my mom and my fiance's mom until I hit the 12 week mark...Only because I wanted to spare having to tell everybody such good news just to have to turn around to spread the word of my miscarriage.
I am 28 weeks now and glad I made the decision I did!!
Good luck honey!!
P.S...Don't stress...Everything will be fine!!! I am still dealing with bouts of paranoia!!! Lol..If you need to talk...I am, and the rest of the board is here for you!!
I was thinking about waiting too. But my boss keeps asking me what is wrong? I don't think i'm acting differently, but she knows something is up. Another co-worker said out loud in a room full of staff.."i had a dream you were pregnant." I just smiled and laugh it off.. Was it hard to keep it a secret?
i work in a college also and my colleagues are all older women with adult children and grand children. I wondered how they would respond too, but they were all great and they all had plenty of 'wives tales' to tell. You never know, your work mates might suprise you.
Whatever happens, don't let them make you feel bad about having a baby. Seriously, these people have got no life of their own if they are not thrilled for you!
I don't think I will tell my co-workers yet. I'll try to stick to my office so I can avoid personal questions (i'm not a good liar). Like why aren't you going to the gym anymore? What's up with the crackers? Why are you cheery? Want go for drinks??? I start to stutter...:) uhmmmmm, it's not a pretty sight! I think they know, but I don't think i'll admit i'm pregnant yet!!!
It is sooo hard not to spread the good news!! I used to think of how hard it would be to tell everyone the bad news...Just in case.. See what I mean...
I was actually thinking more about myself and how I thought I would handle something of that nature...
I'm sure everthing will be just fine and when you do decide to spill the beans..They'll all be jealous!!!! Face it..Every woman wants to be preggy!!! Lol..Until they hit about 30 weeks!!! Haha...That's when it starts getting tough!!!