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When is the appropriate time to let your teams know you are pregnant? I have a high risk pregnancy, so the outcome is uncertain. I am not even sure what week I’ll end up delivering. My last pregnancy, I didn’t tell anyone until I was about 24 weeks along, I believe, but the timing of my maternity leave was better - this time, however, I will give birth during busy season, if everything goes well. I’m really worried how my leadership/teams will react. Any advice is much appreciated.

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I told my team at 6 weeks because I was too sick to keep up with hours or sit through client meetings and had to roll off the project. Both the team and others I told (staffing, mentors, HR, etc.) were super supportive and kept it quiet since we didn’t even tell parents until after the first trimester. My biggest takeaway is that it’s super hard to recover from unexplained poor performance but that being up front is the best way to handle things. It’s a personal choice and not as easy one but this worked best for me.

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24 weeks is more than enough time to plan for your transition. Maybe 20 if you’re open to it.

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I did when I was around 15 weeks. I know I announced a bit early compared to most people but I suffered from HG and couldn’t work long hours and needed to take frequent breaks. It depends on your situation and how comfortable you are with letting them know. You can tell your most closed coworkers first and take it from there.

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Yeah I had to tel them much easier because of HG. But, I think 20-25 weeks is reasonable

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Told at 24 weeks

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u can wait for the first trimester to pass. i dont even see a problem if you let them know even when youre 6 month pregnant

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I got dinged on a review for not telling my manager earlier. (Told around 12 weeks)

EY 4, I wish I had the courage to talk to HR about it then. I really felt like it was a slap in the face after all I did for the team to then be discredited on communication on my review when I didn’t feel ready to tell yet.

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