Tommy's midwives' blog, 05/03/2018
Image credit: Instagram via @mrsgifletcher
Giovanna and Tom Fletcher are known for their cute videos – especially when it comes to pregnancy or birth announcements. If you haven’t seen their ‘Bump to Buzz’ video, you’re in for a treat:
Bump to Buzz
Their latest video offering takes full advantage of Storm Emma and the ‘Beast from the East’. It sees the Fletcher family frolicking in the snow and making a baby snowman, which they later adorn with Gi’s scan photo.
Watch their pregnancy announcement
Telling people about your pregnancy
Some women are really excited to share their pregnancy news and will tell people straightaway, and others may take a little longer before they’re ready or confident enough to share. A common time for women to share this news is after the first scan at around 12 weeks, like Gi has done here.
There are no rules!
However long or little you want to wait before talking about your pregnancy is fine. Figure out what’s right for you and your partner, if you have one.
Find out more about talking to your friends and family about your pregnancy.
Well, there is one rule…
OK, we fibbed slightly. You will need to let your work know about your pregnancy. The latest you can do this is 15 weeks before the beginning of the week your baby is due. However, you might like to let them know sooner to give you all more time to think about your maternity cover.
If you think your job might be unsafe during pregnancy, let your manager know as soon as possible. They will need to do a risk assessment and change your tasks to make sure you and your baby are safe at work.
Also, if you’re suffering with morning sickness you made need extra support from your work. It might be possible to change your hours around to avoid the times when you feel most nauseous.
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