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Pregnancy: to disclose or not to disclose during interview process

Hypothetically speaking...if you were applying to jobs and had just gotten through your first trimester of pregnancy, would you disclose that you are pregnant during the interview process? Or wait to accept an offer and then let them know?

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OpalTiddyChurger
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I've read some amazing stories of supportive companies going above and beyond in these scenarios, but I've also heard some bad stories too. As a man, I have no authority on this matter. But, if I were your partner, I'd want the company to be supportive so I would encourage you to disclose.Β 
fidelcashflow
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Transparency. If they are the right company and really want you, it won't matter. My company hired a COO while she was pregnant and she was upfront from the jump. She started and worked for about a month until she went on Mat leave. They didn't care.Β 
msp_sales
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I generally agree, but think there’s a lot of grace in the first trimester. There can be many complications that lead to a miscarriage that are quite frankly none of their fucking business.Β 
happyhunter
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spittin' sunshine
That’s a tough one, but transparency and openness is always the best. I’d wait until I was nearing the final stages or maybe after 1-2 really great interviews (with another one scheduled) and then let them know. Definitely don’t need to drop it on them in the initial HR phone screening or anything like that
DungeonsNDemos
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AE of B2B
As a man and as a non-lawyer (not sure the legality), I don't feel qualified to give my opinion on this. I feel for your predicament though.Β 
chubbspeterson
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Business Development
If they have any sort of issue with it, would you really want to work there anyways? If they don’t view your relationship with them beyond a 1.5 - 2 year window, then you deserve better anyways! Disclose all day, and congrats on the baby! (hypothetically of course)
JC10X
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Senior Sales Manager
Depends on how supportive the company is. Lots of companies don't like honesty..
NotInterested
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I mean, yeah you should probs mention it. I am a woman and I would let them know. There's no shame. If they didn't want me because of it then I don't want to work at said company. Bye Felicia.Β 
GDO
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I would not disclose it
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