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Old Nov 6th, 2017, 07:55 AM   1
sam3starxx
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When did you tell work your pregnant?


When did you ladies tell work or when are you?

I don't want my work to know yet until 12 weeks, thankfully I have no sickness so it's easy to hide for now.

However I have so many appointments coming up and two scans and midwife appointment as I have 2 medical disorders so my pregnancy needs monitoring (heart defect and rare blood disorder) so I need to book quite a few days off but I guess I have to tell them so I still get the allocated payment for hours missed (pregnancy leave for appointments) otherwise I'll lose pay.



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Old Nov 6th, 2017, 08:07 AM   2
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I didn't tell my employer until I had my 12 week scan this time around. With my first, I had to tell them early for non-medical reasons.

If you've got appointments coming up soon, I would maybe tell your boss so that they know and so that you can get the time off you're entitled to...but I would say that I didn't want anyone else to know until after the 12 week scan.

If you don't tell them, then you will need to use holidays or unpaid leave to attend your appointments. You won't be able to back date any of it xx



 
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Old Nov 6th, 2017, 08:43 AM   3
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I told my boss about 9 weeks because I was so sick (still am), I was struggling with work, and thought it looked pretty obvious when I was face planted in my desk.

I had my ultrasound on Friday, so came in this morning and told everybody else.



 
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Old Nov 6th, 2017, 10:25 AM   4
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I was about 12 weeks when I told our family, friends, and my boss followed by coworkers shortly after.



 
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Old Nov 6th, 2017, 13:17 PM   5
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I told my work at 23weeks, when I legally had to hand in the maternity form to them lol. Wore baggy jackets, and when I told everyone they said 'oh we just thought you were putting on weight'



 
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Old Nov 6th, 2017, 14:11 PM   6
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9 weeks with my first pregnancy because I was quite sick with migraines and it was too hard to hide. I wasnt working during my second pregnancy, and am not working this time either. I like to try to wait unti the 12w mark though.



 
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Old Nov 6th, 2017, 14:29 PM   7
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6 weeks because I was so ill had to go on medical leave. Previously 8 weeks, and 4 weeks. I don't see the point in hiding it. If I have a miscarriage they'll need to know so I can have my time off anyways.



 
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Old Nov 7th, 2017, 00:42 AM   8
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I told my boss at 4 weeks. I'm only 5 weeks now, but I'm sure my coworkers are suspecting something since I'm not drinking at dinner. If they ask I'll be truthful.



 
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Old Nov 7th, 2017, 02:15 AM   9
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I would have been about 6 weeks. I told my Head Chef and the bar owner. But only because I needed to increase to a minimum of 12 hours a week to be eligible for maternity leave. Owner told me I was a sucker for punishment because our last baby was only 6 months at the time.



 
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Old Nov 7th, 2017, 03:45 AM   10
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I told my work at 23weeks, when I legally had to hand in the maternity form to them lol. Wore baggy jackets, and when I told everyone they said 'oh we just thought you were putting on weight'
Wow! I don't think i could hold of that long! Baggy tops are the way forward x



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