re: How to tell the parents your preggo...
posted 1st Nov
i found out i was pregnant at five weeks. me and my boyfriend were coming home from visiting our moms and he was like im buyin you a pregnancy test i said nooo and refused deep down I knew i was pregnant. so i took the first one-positive then the second-positive and then the third-positive lol it was really for my bf. he looked and was like okay (im thiking thats it okay is all i get) i was terrified to tell my mom i really dont know why. i knew she would be supportive she got pregnant with twins at 15 and lost them both due to issues telling her dad and then she had me at 19. i told my boyfriend we would wait to tell our moms until we went visit them again he agreed. however my wonderful boyfriend is very sneaky and told his mom that night and his brother! so his whole family knew before i was prepared. trust me it was very awkward walking into their homes with them all staring. two weeks later i went to tell my mom she was talking forever about all kinds of random stuff and then she stopped looked at me and said whats wrong and she looked at my boyfriend and said you better not be pregnant idk why but i just started blinking alot and smiling and she was like I KNEW IT she was quite happy all the sudden an hour later my whole family knew and were very happy... best thing ever was having my family know early.quote
posted 2nd Nov
I was out at my best friends house, and was she told me I should take a pregnancy b/c she thought she was pregnant, so she had an extra one. Turns to find out I was pregnant and she wasn't. I then went an got 2 other ones, couldn't really tell if they where positive, so I went to family dollar and got one. Right as I pee'd on it, Big Fat Positive. I started to cry, then went to my cousins house and she was the second person I told. She started to cry and I started to cry, big cry fest. Then I called my mother. I told her "are you sitting down?" She replied with "What?!" I told her I was pregnant, she wigged out. Then made me tell my step-dad..quote
posted 7th Nov
I thought it was going to be hard telling my mom that I was pregnant but my mom and I are really close shes like my best friend and all I did was asked her to come with me to the health dep to take a test she was the first one to know that I was pregnant she really didnt have a reaction to it I mean you really can't do anything now since it already happened. I was 16 now she's one proud grandma or as she calls it mimi to a wonderful 3 year old little boy.quote
posted 8th Nov
I told my mum over text! sounds bad i know but she wasnt at home and i wanted tell her then and there so i texted her asked her where she was cause i needed talk to her and she got all worried likes mums do! so .... she was all good with it thought! i think its best tell everyone in one day then know one can tell someone else if you get what i mean xxquote
posted 12th Nov
As I live with my partner and not my parents, it wasn't such a huge issue for me. I didn't have to worry about not having anywhere to live or financial support, but as I have major respect for them I was terrified of what they would say!
They were disappointed in me at first, but they were pleased I'd come out and told them near enough straight away (found out at 8 weeks, told them at 9 weeks). It took them a while to realise I was dead set on keeping my precious cargo but now they're the proudest grandparents-to-be the world has ever seen... I have no doubt that this little baby's going to be a popular soul!
Turns out I'm really glad I told them when I did because it showed them I'm capable of making mature decisions. And it got it over with quick!
posted 16th Nov
there was alot going on but I knew sooner or later I had to tell her if I didnt my tummy would. So I tried to put it off for as long as I could i ended up telling her when i was 21 weeks. She didnt freak out she pretty much knew I was since my boobs had gone from a small D to a big DD and continued to grow. im now 24 weeks and im really glad I told her since I had to go to the hospital, they thought my water didnt break but was leaking. I don't advise waiting to tell your moms like I did. Its hard enough to be a teen and carry a baby in your tummy, but when you really need someone to be there or even just to listen to you vent your mother is the best person to help you and give you the best advice. Mothers will understand, they'll need time to process that their grandmas now, but in the long run they are the ones who will stand by you when you need them. Just like you'll stand by your child. Shout out to all the mommys and mommys-to-be!quote
posted 21st Nov
I moved away from my mom, across country, a few years ago. She wanted to have another child, but my dad did not want that, so ever since I moved away she has been wanting me to have a child so she can have someone to spoil. The day I found out I was pregnant, I rode to my husband's office to tell him first and afterwards we FaceTimed my mom. However, instead of seeing us, she saw my pregnancy test and was super excited!!
She has been so supportive throughout the whole pregnancy so far, even from 2000 miles away!
posted 2nd Dec
I wasn't going to tell my mom till later on but I told my sister, I was very upset and didn't want to tell my mom. So my sister called my mom and told her. She was excited when she seen my child.(:quote
posted 5th Dec
i went to the gyno with my grandma and the test came back positive, & my grandma told my mom & i was only 14, but i am 29 weeks with my baby girl now. i think its best if you just tell her.quote
posted 11th Dec
I had a hard time telling my parents I was pregnant but had no problem telling my friends. I was still in High School when I found out and wanted to wait until my 18th birthday to tell my mom, but I ended up telling her earlier as I waited about 2 months to tell her. My friends mom was very helpful because she was a teen parent and got pregnant when she was 17 so she was telling me to be open and honest, so I went and told my mom. She wasn't as mad as I thought she would be but it was hard because I knew I disappointed her and it was a horrible feeling. The best thing to do though is just come right out and tell your parents right away. It was hard to hide from my family as I couldn't do some things they wanted to do so I had to make excuses.quote
posted 21st Dec
When i was gonna tell my mom i started crying & got all choked up so my sister came out with it before i did & honestly im glad she did it was mich easier for me quote
posted 24th Dec
I just turned 21 in November but i was twenty when i found out i was pregnant i had gone to my parents house with my fiance an then the two of us went out to eat at a steak house an i got sick right after i took the test the next morning after my fiance got up and left for work and it came back positive and i tried to call my DH but he ha left his phone at home so i called my mom but my dad answered her phone. i asked hi if i could talk to my mom and he said she was asleep what did i need and i was like " it wasn't planned daddy but i'm pregnant" and his only reply was " go to the doctor". me and my parents are very close and i'm a daddy's girl so it wasn't very hard to tell my dad i was pregnant i was already in the middle of wedding planning when i found out. The best thing you can do is tell your parents if you hide it for to long your gonna stress about it and that's not good for your pregnancy. It'll make you feel better if you tell them. Parents want to be there for there kids during pregnancy even if they are mad at first they will come around. quote
posted 8th Jan
I told my dad i was pregnant like 2 days after i found out i was like 5/6 weeks and he had to go with me to my ultarsound and now he is buying me stuff for the baby which is a girl so he is getting use to it now.. me and my fiance-the dad of the baby- he is mexican at first my dad wasnt so sure but after a while we took my out to eat and he got so use to it and now he calls him son in law and dad in law but i hope you tell your mom/dad soon.. for me it was hard becuase im only 17 and ill be 18 when the baby is due april 1 and ill be 18 april 13 so yeah good luckquote
posted 8th Jan
I'm 18 and around 8 weeks along in my pregnancy. I found out I was pregnant on a Thursday morning and told my dad at dinner that night. "I can't even think of how to put it.... Like I'm terrified" I got an odd look... "I'm pregnant..." I almost laughed when it said it... The half smile was whisked off my face with he proceeded to tell me how stupid i was, that my life had ended and I would probably be a failure... He told my mom even though I told him I wanted to do it myself. My mother told me to get an abortion.
Look, my parents weren't supportive, and I don't want my experience to scare anyone. I want my experience to serve as preparation for new mothers. I was raised on the foundation of "hoping for the best but preparing for the worst."
Don't expect you're parents to be angry or unsupportive. HOPE they will.. But don't take it personally if they really aren't at first. My mom has come around finally. My dad still talks down on me but he's lightened up.
It's hard. Not all parents will react the same. My fiance's parents are much more supportive and I find living with them easier for the time being.
Point is, be prepared. I wasn't.
posted 11th Jan
The only way I knew how was "Hi Grandma!" & "Hi Grandpa!" haha they didn't take it so well at first but they're stoked for their first grand baby (:quote