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Extended Family

Family Matters > Extended Family

Depending on circumstances, telling your extended family about your pregnancy can be a wonderful surprise or a harrowing experience. Either way you should keep in mind that the decision of when and who to tell is yours.

All families are different and some welcome the idea of a new arrival and are excited about the prospects of helping you through it. Others may worry about the practical things such as space, money, having to give up your work and a million other things. You know your family better than anyone and you know what their reactions will be to your big announcement.

There is no need to tell anyone who will only make thing complicated or worry you while. However, getting the family involved might ease your workload and make them feel they are a special part of this whole experience.



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3 comments on this topic


Amy537 (1084.2 days ago)
I am 40 with 4 living children, this Baby is quite the surprise for us. I am waiting to tell some family members until after the Holidays simply because we didn`t want any bad comments to ruin our Christmas. This Baby is very unexpected but very wanted and I hope my Family will only share their happiness with us.





mommiebrittany2014 (1510.8 days ago)
I told both sides of my family bout time I was 6 weeks pregnant. I just couldn`t hold in the news any longer & they all have been extremely happy! They`re always checking up on me to see how I`m doing or if I need anything.





Rosie (1602.3 days ago)
I waited until I was about 4 months before telling my extended family and thankfully they were all delighted with the news.







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