The first few months of pregnancy are an exciting and critical time. Although you and your partner may be overflowing with excitement about the arrival of your new baby, you may be worried that something could go wrong. And you may have some hesitation about telling your coworkers until you are sure everything is OK. But how do you hide your pregnancy from people you spend so many hours with every day? If you're not ready to spill the beans, you might want to know a few ways to conceal your pregnancy at work until you're ready to share your news with everyone.
It can be difficult to explain why you're avoiding happy hours and coffee breaks, particularly if you've worked with the same group of people for a long period of time. But it is possible to do things to keep people guessing until you are ready to make your announcement. Dressing differently, bringing lunch from home, and faking a not- so-serious illness can get you out of drinks after work and sushi lunches without having to answer a lot of questions.
Try some of these tips to keep your bump from being the subject of the office gossip. But when you're finally ready to share the news at work, you may get a lot of "I thought sos" from the people in your office.