5 ways to tell if you’re really ready to announce your pregnancy

by Joshua Calton-Weekes |

It’s happened, you’re expecting and you can’t wait to share the news. But before you burst out with your big announcement live on social media (or in-person) there are some things to think about first...

Finding out you’re pregnant is one of those life-changing experiences – your heart pounds, your head whirls and you feel, well, seriously giddy.

But whether you do a Penelope Cruz, Holly Valance or Beyonce (all-around five months pregnant before they confided their baby news) or Kim Kardashian (boyf Kanye West announced her impending arrival at around her 12-week pregnancy mark), deciding when to tell family, friends and your work about your pregnancy is a very personal decision.

Obviously, there’s a fear of miscarriage if you announce it too soon – which Beyonce (who miscarried before Blue Ivy) cited as the reason she didn’t tell the world of her impending motherhood until she was around half-way through pregnancy.

However, just to help you sort the wood from the trees, we’ve come up with five things you should consider before blabbing about the baby.

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1) Have you had enough time to process the news?

The most important people in this situation are you and your Babydaddy. You need to talk about it, have space and time to think (and look forward to) the changes that will soon happen in your life and enjoy the excitement. Just the two of you.

It’s OK (and normal) to feel a mad mixture of emotions both good and bad. And start freaking out about how the hell you’re going to find the room for a nursery.

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