When you suspect that you might be pregnant for the first time, you will definitely be very excited and you might tell everyone around you about your pregnancy even before you are completely sure. It is good to wait a while before you tell people about your pregnancy. 12 weeks is the ideal period to wait before you tell anyone about your pregnancy. The first trimester which ends at 12 weeks is very tricky because anything can happen. It is good to keep your pregnancy only between you and your partner until you reach the second trimester. The waiting might kill you because you will want to share the good news with your family and friends but there are a lot of good reasons why you should wait 12 weeks to announce pregnancy.
The pregnancy is usually very delicate in the first trimester. This is why you should keep silent about it just in case something happens. Women who have miscarriages usually have them in the first 12 weeks of the pregnancy. It is in the first trimester when you will know if there is any complication such as a molar pregnancy, an ectopic pregnancy or a chemical pregnancy. Because these pregnancies are not viable, telling people about them before you are sure can be emotional torturous for you because they will start wondering what happened to your pregnancy. Explaining the ordeal can be really hard and painful for you.
During the first 12 weeks of a pregnancy, there are usually very high chances of you experiencing a miscarriage. This is because before the 12 weeks are over, the baby is usually not really settled inside the uterus. This is the reason why women are advised to wait until the danger of having a miscarriage is no more. Telling people that you are pregnant then coming later to explain to them that you lost the baby is painful and it can be avoided by you waiting until the baby is 12 weeks old and out of danger.
Waiting until the pregnancy is 12 weeks old is ideal because by the time you announce your pregnancy, you will have gotten used to the idea of being pregnant. The worst symptoms such as morning sickness and fatigue will have reduced and you will be quite normal and happy. This is the best time to announce your pregnancy because then, if somebody decides to throw a party for you in order to celebrate the coming baby, you will be in the position to attend it because of reduced fatigue and morning sickness.