How to Inform Your Family About Your Pregnancy


By the time you discovered your pregnancy, your next step is tell your family about it.  Just about the same situation as telling them about your wedding, letting your family know regarding your pregnancy could either be simple or problematic. To make things easy, follow these simple steps:

Procedure:

1. Visualize their reaction – Try to picture out how they will most likely respond to the news: Are they going to think that it’s too early for you?  Will they be happy and cry tears of joy?  Will they be worried?

2. Prepare yourself for their reaction – If you really have to, be ready for how are they going to take it.  Chances are, they might be surprised, especially if you’re not married yet or they have no idea that you’re seeing someone. It’s easier if they are somehow expecting it or they know the father of the baby.

3. Tell them ahead of time – Let them know as soon as possible. A family get-together is a perfect time to tell the news.  Make sure that you announce your condition when the atmosphere is calm and everybody is in high spirits.

4. Subtly give them the hints – You can opt to not tell your family about it directly.  For example, refuse an offer to drink or say that you’ll skip dinner if it’s sushi. These subtle signs will make them get the picture later on.

5. Try the “Phone Call Method” – This is perfect if you are living away from your family.  Begin with your parents, his parents, and then your brothers and sisters.  You can contact other close relatives such as cousins after that.  This way, you have the benefit of distance on your side and you would not be confronted about it right away.

6. Show them that you are on top of things – Let everybody know that you’re fine and that you can manage your self well.  You can prove it by giving an account of your food cravings if there are such.

7.  Let your body do the talking – In case you really don’t want to bring them the news personally, you can just take it easy and just wait for your growing belly to tell them what they need to know.

Meanwhile, the following are some useful tips as well as precautions to take when undergoing pregnancy:

  • Sit back and wait for you to feel better whenever you are bothered by morning sickness.
  • Make it a point to personally tell the people around you about your pregnancy for them to learn the news from someone else.
  • Due to some worries of having a miscarriage, there are women who keep their pregnancy a secret until it has become very obvious; however, it will be a big help to have your family by your side in this kind of situation so it is always to your best interest to inform them early on.
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About the Author: Andrew Reinert is a health care professional who loves to share different tips on health and personal care. He is a regular contributor to MegaHowTo and lives in Canada.

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