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Are you trying to have a baby?

When that time comes that you've decided you want to expand your family, should you tell people you're trying? I can understand talking to close friends and family, but what are the advantages/disadvantages of telling the whole world you're trying? A good friend said she'd loved telling people she was trying, because it prevented them from asking over and over "when  are you going to have a baby?" What do you think, should you tell people you're trying?


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11/05/2010 2:17AM
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11/05/2010 4:28AM
Annette
My husband and I have been trying for quite some time now (I mean, over a year and a half) and I don't recommend telling anyone. Because now, at any family function or whatever, we are asked if I'm pregnant. It's the first thing ladies ask me even before "How are you doing?" Or they just simply look at my stomach. After a while it hurts.
11/17/2010 5:36AM
Janna
We've only told a few people, just like Annette's comment above. The questions don't stop, they just shift in a new direction. Most don't even care, but they have nothing else to talk about, like it is some kind of polite conversation. I've gotten very snarky and started talking about charting cervical mucus or gender neutral parenting to get them to lay off.
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