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One mum’s very honest disclosure of why she announced her pregnancy early.  “I didn’t want to keep lying and continue to hide my pregnancy, but yet we are made to feel like we should.”

“Societal norms prevent us from freely announcing pregnancy until after the 12-week mark. Yet, my daily life revolves around sharing incredibly intimate details of my world.  I share sometimes up to five photos a day across my public Instagram and Facebook, and I generally have a Snapchat story running of my entire day. Some would suggest I possibly overshare. Yet, the beautiful thing about it is that I’m the only one who gets to dictate what I think is an appropriate amount of information to give out”, writes The Young Mummy for mamamia.com.

Sophie Cachia, 25, the woman behind ‘The Young Mummy’ blog, announced her pregnancy before the 12 week mark. SHOCK HORROR!

“It’s my page and my life”, writes Sophie.

“I didn’t make the decision to tell the world I’m pregnant out of stupidity.

I have had a child before. I am well aware of the risks, and I know it’s simply not the norm.

But who gets to decide the norm for me?”

Sophie continues, “I looked at this idea with the most realistic approach possible. I thought, if something was to go wrong, if I was to experience a miscarriage with this pregnancy – whether it be in the next three weeks or even after – then I would share it anyway.

I would share the heartache, I would share the tears, and I would share my first experience of losing a baby. That’s what The Young Mummy is all about. I put everything on the table – the good and the bad, and through my blog I try to be nothing but brutally honest with the world.

Miscarriage does not need to be such a shocking and taboo topic of conversation. We need support, we need encouragement, we need acceptance.”

Congratulations Sophie, and thank you for saying what so many of us want to say.

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  • Beautiful photo. Good on you for being you! Congratulations!

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  • A friend of mine put on weight around her tummy before 12 weeks. Some people were suspicious before she announced it. She suffered from morning sickness occasionally (not every day). That was another thing that alerted her work colleagues that it was a possibility.

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  • Good on her for sharing their news when she felt ready, early or later it’s personal choice.

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  • Good on you Sophie for sharing it on the moment you want to share it ! And congrats to you !!

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  • I love this woman. I discovered her after i had my 1st born and related to a lot of things that she posted. She has “exposed” the truth about being a parent in a very raw way and i am delighted that she is entering another wonderful chapter in her life. Congratulations Sophie!

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  • If something were to happen it would be easier for the family having people know so they can provide extra love and support when most needed

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  • Although, if you choose to wait till the 12 week scan, and find then that there are problems, it does give you a chance to get your head around it before you have to talk to everyone.

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  • I had no idea that “Societal norms prevent us from freely announcing pregnancy until after the 12-week mark”…..I felt that it was a personal choice of each couple to decide when they wanted to announce their pregnancy. With my first I told every one as soon as I found out. With my second it was the same deal and with my third i decided that I would keep it secret from everyone other then family and close friends for as long as i could as people get so excited but then kind of get to the point where they just want it to hurry up so they tend to drive me a little crazy near the end. But my 2nd daughter decided that she was telling everyone so my cover was blown and everyone found out straight away anyway. :)

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  • I love the photo of her and her boy together on the bed – just gorgeous!

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  • Congratulations and all the best of health during your pregnancy!!

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  • Good in you Sophie for sharing on the moment you want to share this exciting news ! Congrats on your pregnancy !!

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  • I am pregnant with my fourth child due in three weeks, and I always tell family and friends the moment I do a pregnancy test which has been with all four around when I’m 4 weeks pregnant, then I go for my first scan to find out how far along I am and to get my due date which has been at 6 weeks, I then announce it on my Facebook when I have had my 12 week scan only so I can share the picture of my baby, if the baby looked like a baby at 6 weeks I would share it then

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  • its funny to see the different levels of response from the different age groups

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  • I announced my third pregnancy at 10 weeks. I was sick and showing and I just wanted everyone to understand.

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  • hi

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