From the article: 7 Tips for Telling Your Boss You're Pregnant
Of all the people that you get to tell about your pregnancy, your boss was most likely not the first one you thought of telling. Though it may be one of the hardest people that you have to tell. Will your boss worry about maternity leave? Do you worry about your job security? Tell us about telling your boss and how they reacted. What were you frightened of once they knew? Share Your Story
Telling my boss about pregnancy.
- Hi There ! Im on probation on this organization , on a three month , Im now on my 2nd month and all is going well , just found out that im 13 weeks pregnant , how to tell her ?
Telling my new boss Im 3 1/2 months preg
- I just started a new job and Im pregnant and I dont know how to tell them Im pregnant. I guess Im in fear that they will let me go. Any Ideas??
- —Guest Lady H
Do I have to tell?
- I found out I was 5 weeks pregnant. My boss hates kids! I have seen her roll her eyes when she hears that other employees are pregnant. These women aren't even in her department! I knew I had to tell her ASAP because of the doctors visits. I have type 2 diabetes. I went to her office to tell her and all she did was give me a blank stare! She could have at least given me a bland congrats! I was worried about my job security at first but I am eligible for FMLA so I have felt much better about it since!
- —Guest Guest Tori
My Boss Was More Excited Than I Was.
- I found out I was pregnant with my 4th child and I admit it was a shock to say the least. My boss of the childcare center I worked at was elated! My employee benifits ensured that my childcare cost would be next to nothing, my child would go to work with me, and as she said laughingly "babies are good for our business". Her good humor made me feel much better about my "surprise".
- —Guest Just SomeOne
- I started new job at vision xpress as a full time assistant and I am on 3 months probation. But 6 weeks pregnant, I don't know when to tell the boss. I am worried.
- —Guest parmie
Will I get fired before I start to work?
- When I did my job interview, I was already 30 weeks pregnant. I knew my belly was hard not to notice but they didn't say anything. Surprisingly, I got the job. I start my job 3 weeks before my due date. How would I tell the supervisor of my due date so close to when I start work? Will I get terminated right away?
- —Guest Lou
Do what you're comfortable with
- I just found out that I'm 5 weeks pregnant. I don't intend to tell my boss until the end of the 1st trimester. It's none of his business until I'm ready to make the announcement, and for you ladies worried about having a job when you get back, FMLA is the law. Who cares if they're thrilled for you or not - YOU are the only one who needs to be thrilled!
- —Guest Katie
What to do...
- I have just began a new full time job as a Nanny. I literally work by myself in charge of 2 children. I have been here 2 weeks and I just found out I'm 5 weeks pregnant. I have no idea what to do.
- —Guest Miss N
Is there ever a good time?
- I have been in the employer industry for years. Employers are usually excited but the first thing that comes to mind is how to get your job done when your gone? The best time to tell them is when you are ready but do not prolong it. Definitely by the end of the first trimester.
- —Guest Mommyw4th
Telling the Boss
- I remember I was at work and I have to give my boss a weight restriction paper and when she looked at it she goes, "You are pregnant?" And then she put the paper away and that was it. She never once said congrats or anything. She wasn't happy for me.
- —Guest Ky's mommy
How do I tell my boss?
- I just got a job in a call centre about six months ago and there are 4 more ladies expecting. I fear that I may loose my job.
- —Guest maxz
A Different Story
- My husband and I live near a military base (my husband is in the military) and I work on the base. I have four bosses, so to speak. I told the one I was on shift with, he was very happy for me. The main boss of the four found out when I posted it on FB. This job is a little less professional than most. Anyway, I'm sure all four bosses will be happy. We are leaving Germany at the end of this year, so it doesn't effect my security with the job very much as I hadn't planned to work at the job very long.
- —Guest Christi
Why you should tell your boss...
- What if something happens to you on your job and the boss or other people would not know and you might have a miscarriage on your job so your boss should know first.
- —Guest shunta
Not the way I planned.
- When I was pregnant with my first, I told my supervisor fairly early on. I had meant to tell my boss, but she had, apparently, been talking to my supervisor about placements for the fall (I was due in August). My supervisor didn't think it was fair to let our boss start planning to have me somewhere, so she told before I had a chance! This time around, I had just started a new job and wasn't sure how I would tell my boss. Then, when I was six weeks pregnant, I was in the bathroom at work and noticed some bleeding -- I thought it was my fourth miscarriage in six months. My boss caught me having a meltdown, and asked me what was wrong, so of course, I blurted it right out! She took it in stride and was really supportive, and was thrilled when the pregnancy turned out to be viable.
- When I found out I was pregnant, I was and still am working in a childcare setting. I lost hours of sleep and spent hours worrying and stressing over what response my bosses would give. I waited until afer my first trimester. I got a mixed response from congratulations to admitting that she was jealous! But all I can say is, all those endless hours of worrying were for nothing and as long as you feel comfortable in telling your boss, you shouldn't prolong it!
- —Guest bernadette
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