Sometimes, the big reveal is unavoidable:
"My boss was there when I got the call from the doctor."
--Christina Hacker Daley, Dayton, Ohio
"I left work a couple of hours early one day to go to a doctor's appointment, and I had to bring in a doctor's note the next day. When they saw it was from my OB, I told them."
--Meaghan Hughes, Hillsboro, Missouri
"I was so sick some days, there was no hiding it."
--Barbie Bagley, Agawam, Massachusetts
"I told my boss at six weeks because I worked as a vet tech and had to take X-rays of the animals. My boss knew before my family!"
--Deanna Campbell, Moscow, Idaho
Sometimes, a straightforward approach is the way to go:
"I walked into my boss's office three months before I was due and said, 'We need to talk about maternity leave!'"
--Amanda Jones, Selma, California
"I waited until I was 20 weeks along and said, 'Just to let you know, I'm pregnant. I'm due in January, and I plan to work up until then.'"
--Jess Lavoie, El Paso, Texas
"I found out I was pregnant the day after I got hired and told my boss on my first day of work."
--Meghan Scott, Anderson, South Carolina
"I called my boss and said, 'I'm in the emergency room. They're putting me on bed rest.'"
--Heather Byrd, Mechanicsville, Virgina
"I worked in a daycare and, when I was three months along, I told my boss, 'You're going to have a new enrollment in a few months.'"
--Connie Quinones, Justice, Illinois