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post #41 of 43
Just thought I'd add my two cents...

I've definitely noticed a bit of a taboo about telling early. I'm in the U.S. & originally from the "North", but now I live in the "South". I don't know if that makes a difference? I've had people around here look very surprised that I was telling them so early (8-10 weeks), & even make some comments about it. But I didn't run into any strange looks or comments when visiting Ohio.

For me, I chose to tell early because I have EXTREME nausea, insomnia, & all sorts of other pregnancy-related discomforts. If I didn't tell, people would probably be wondering what was up with me or if I was sick with something they could catch!

I'd also prefer that people knew I had been pregnant & had a miscarriage, because I know a lot of people who have had them. I'd rather that people understood why I was emotional afterwards & could treat me accordingly.
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*I* was consoling people! Not the other way around.
YES. This. jessica, what hard times we've been through.
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YES. This. jessica, what hard times we've been through.
Yup. What a rough ride this has been. Infertility and loss are a combo that would make anyone need a shoulder to cry on and so often there isn't one there. Rooting for you girl, you deserve some happiness.
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