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How and when do I tell my boss I'm pregnant?

Recently I got a new job, I'm pregnant with twins and my job was really strainful on my body so I decided to get a job where I wouldnt have to lift or stand as much. I found an opening at a job that was ideal. I'm already starting to show and sooner or later they will notice also. I didnt want to te tell them because there not suppose to discriminate but some people will. One of the girls there recently found out she was pregant and within 2 days after her finding out she miscarried. I don't want to be treated like crap by her and don't know when to tell my boss. Any advice?


Asked by babyangelromero at 5:24 PM on Jan. 25, 2009 in Pregnancy

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  • Wait until you pass probation. l told my boss at 3 months. Unless you really trust a co worker, your boss should be the first one to find out just in case that person shares the news. Good Luck!

    Answer by Yve538 at 10:20 PM on Jan. 26, 2009

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  • Definitely don't tell anyone at work until you tell your boss. You don't want them to let it slip accidentally. I would just wait to tell until you are obviously pregnant and not just putting on weight. It's a different time for everyone. I told my boss when I was 5 months along because I was starting to need to wear maternity clothes to work so she would have figured it out. Definitely wait until the first trimester is over if you can. Good luck, I hope the pregnancy goes well!

    Answer by degsyuna at 9:51 PM on Jul. 3, 2010

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  • If you work in an office I would send an email telling your boss that you are pregnant and not to tell anyone else in the office. Or write a little letter in a sealed envalope that says confidential and give it to them. But I did not tell my office till I was almost months along, I just wore big clothes, but with twins you might show sooner.

    Answer by megmom21 at 5:34 PM on Jan. 25, 2009

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  • I'm 13 weeks pregnant and its inevitable. A girl there already asked me and I didnt want to deny it . I told her not to tell anyone. I wear big shirts kinda just to make it look like I'm pudgy around the waist. I don't know what to do especially after my co-worker just had a miscarriage and then I end up telling them that I'm pregnant and with twins. This girl has been trying for years. I already have 2 little girls. I don't want people to talk shit or treat me like crap.

    Answer by babyangelromero at 5:38 PM on Jan. 25, 2009

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  • you need to tell your boss .. god forbid something happen and workmens comp may not cover you cause you knew your were preg. and didnt tell someone

    Answer by aryanas_mommy at 11:42 PM on Jul. 14, 2010

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  • don't say anything unless the boss asks. He / she will ask eventually

    Answer by kaysha at 5:28 PM on Jan. 25, 2009

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  • I didn't tell my boss til I saw my dirst ultrasound

    Answer by Rae_LeComte07 at 4:11 PM on Aug. 6, 2010

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  • Tell your boss if you are more than a few weeks along, meaning 9-10 weeks. It's best to let them know first. Telling someone else may led to gossip and a bigger hassle than you want to handle

    Answer by soccerfanatic13 at 8:48 PM on Aug. 31, 2010

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