You can now read 10 articles in a month for free on BostonGlobe.com. Read as much as you want anywhere and anytime for just 99¢.

The Boston Globe

Lifestyle

G Cover

Why many women delay revealing pregnancies

B y this point, Marie Laure Frere, a Newton mother of three kids under age 4, knows how to keep the early months of a pregnancy secret. Here’s her favorite trick: When she goes out with a group, she arrives first, and surreptitiously asks the bartender to make her drinks virgin.

“It’s like wildfire the minute you don’t put the cocktail glass to your mouth,” Frere said. “My husband’s family is the first one to start gossiping about who’s not doing what.”

Loading comments...

You have reached the limit of 10 free articles in a month

Stay informed with unlimited access to Boston’s trusted news source.

  • High-quality journalism from the region’s largest newsroom
  • Convenient access across all of your devices
  • Today’s Headlines daily newsletter
  • Subscriber-only access to exclusive offers, events, contests, eBooks, and more
  • Less than 25¢ a week