I just found out I’m pregnant! This news bestowed itself upon me in the form of two lines merely two days before I lost my job. Incidentally, I was between rounds of interviews for my next job, which I start next week. Now, as a newly unemployed pregnant woman facing the loss of half of our household income, I wasn’t about to tell my future employer the wonderful news — why give them reason to disqualify me?
I’ll be two months along when I start my job, and pretty soon it will become obvious that I am with child.
I have quite a bit of anxiety over how they might take the fact that I came on knowing I was pregnant. I also know it’s early enough to pretend like I didn’t know until after I started… but still, the thought of telling them I need to go on maternity leave seven months after starting my job terrifies me. I’ve been let go due to lack of work twice in the past year, so I’m scared. And now there’s an additional life counting on me.
How and when do you tell your employer you’re pregnant? -Kat
From preggos to employers, how and when, or do you tell your job that you’re pregnant?