SHARING MY PREGNANCY NEWS
Once the home pregnancy test turned out to be positive, I shared it with my husband.
After a day or two, I called my eldest sister and told her about the positive result. Obviously, she was happy, but, told me to wait for few more days before sharing the news. She even suggested to wait for few days before visiting any gynecologist.
She said that, “you have conceived, after so many years of your marriage, so better be confirmed before giving any hope and miscommunication.”
So I waited for the month to end and then consulted a gynaecologist. To my surprise, my doctor said not to spread the news to anyone and everyone. She suggested to wait for first trimester to be over.
My husband and I decided to share it with our parents, as they deserve to know. I don’t remember whether we called my in-laws or my parents first, but I remember their responses.
In our society, “Get pregnant”; is one pressure that a woman faces immediately after marriage. Most of the time mother-in-law pressurize their daughter in-law. In my case, it was my family, after us. My mother in law never ever said about baby planning, maybe, because she was aware, that my husband never dream of having a child.
My mother in-law cried hearing the news and said, it was the best gift,I ever gave her. My mother was very happy and she started giving advice. Now, it was their responsibility,to share with other family members.
Among friends, Khushboo, my childhood friend,was the first person to know and that too in the second month itself. She is a friend so distant, yet close to my heart.
Rest, extended family members gradually got the news, mostly after first trimester.