For couples eager to conceive, there’s nothing more exciting than finding out you’re pregnant and working out fun ways to announce your pregnancy! Having a child will change your life forever, but until the child is born, you get to enjoy pregnancy. The best part of being pregnant? Sharing the news with friends and family!
Because babies only come so often, it can be fun to share the news in a special way. Below are some creative and fun ways to announce your pregnancy to your spouse, friends, and family.
When to Announce Your Pregnancy
As soon as you see the positive on that little strip, you probably want to tell the whole world – but try to be careful about how you announce your pregnancy. Most pregnant women wait until they’re between 14 and 20 weeks along in their pregnancy before sharing the news with people other than your spouse. This gives you a chance to check in with your doctor and make sure the ultrasound looks all good.
Although it can be tempting to tell your inner circle right away, most women wait until after the first trimester, when the risk of miscarriage is highest. However, you’re the expert on you and should feel empowered to make decisions that feel right to you. If you don’t want to wait until you’re through the first trimester, then consider whether you’re comfortable telling your closest friends and immediate family if the pregnancy doesn’t continue. If the answer is yes, then go ahead and share the news with those closest to you.
How NOT to Announce Your Pregnancy
Below are our top do’s and don’ts for announcing your pregnancy. While there are technically no rules, below are some guidelines you may want to consider before shouting the news from the rooftops!
1. Don’t keep it from your partner. As big as pregnancy is for you, it also has a huge impact on your partner. Make sure to tell them pretty much right away.
2. Don’t tell Facebook before the people closest to you first. Be sure to tell the important people in your life before telling Facebook. The people closest to you should find out directly from you via phone call or one of our fun ways to announce your pregnancy below.
3. Don’t share the news if you’re not ready. Some friends and acquaintances may notice when you’re not enjoying a mimosa at brunch like usual and may try to get the information out of you. Be strong and resist the pressure to disclose your pregnancy if you don’t feel ready to tell. If they’re being relentless, simply say you’ve decided to stop drinking for a month for health reasons.
4. Don’t forget who you’re talking to. Many of the fun ways to announce your pregnancy below are perfect for sharing on social media or emailing to friends and family. At work, remember to keep it quiet until you’ve shared the news with your boss.
How To Announce Your Pregnancy to your Partner
Announcing your pregnancy in-person to your loved ones can be a fun and special moment that you’ll all remember forever!
Below are our favorite fun ways to announce your pregnancy to your partner.
Cake!! Bake or buy your partner’s favorite baked good and surprise them with this fun “We’re having a baby” cake topper. Plus, you two get to enjoy some cake together afterward – win, win!
Wine!! Cover the label of a bottle of sparkling fruit juice with this customizable label. Then pour a glass for you and your partner and tell them it’s champagne. When they inevitably question the quality of the champagne, hand them the bottle and watch their expression change from frustration to confusion to excitement!
T-Shirts!! Surprise him with a “daddy” gift. For example: leave a pile of t-shirts on your partner’s side of the bed, with this Daddy tee on top. As he tries to process everything, come into the room wearing your Mommy version of the t-shirt. While it’s a great surprise, the shirts will also make for a great photo!
Fun Ways to Announce Your Pregnancy to Your Parents
Is there anyone who could be more excited about your pregnancy than you and your spouse? Probably the grandparents-to-be!
If your parents or in-laws live far away, send them a card with a special surprise in it. Is your family big into sports? Send them a note letting them know you’re adding another player to the lineup with a baseball-themed pregnancy announcement card.
Or get them these pretty floral scratch-off cards that reveal the big secret!
Put it in a mug! Next time your parents or in-laws come over, pour them some tea or coffee in this special mug. Once they finish their drink, they’ll be in for a surprise.
If your grandparents-to-be are into wine, customize the label on their favorite bottle and bring it over at the next family dinner.
Ways to Announce Your Pregnancy with Photos
These days, Instagram and Facebook are a great place to announce your pregnancy to your friends. Below are our top ideas to surprise your followers.
Involve your pets! Get your dog to sit or stand next to a chalkboard and write your pregnancy announcement message on it!
Take a family photo with your baby’s first photo – their sonogram!
Take a super cute photo using some baby socks or shoes, alongside your and your partners feet!
Wear this scrabble t-shirt and post it to social media and see who gets it first!
However you announce your pregnancy, you can be sure it’s going to be one of the most exciting pieces of news your friends and family have heard that day!! Check out our Pinterest board for more Pregnancy Announcement ideas.
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