You’re pregnant! Huge congratulations! Amongst all the joy and anticipation, comes the lovely warm moment -telling a loved one you’re expecting! But with so many people to tell, comes the question of what are the best ways to announce your pregnancy to your family in person!
You only get one reveal, so make it one to remember!
When to announce your pregnancy to your family?
Many parents-to-be wait until the end of the first trimester — around week 13 — to tell friends and family about their pregnancy
Several factors influence why people wait until this time to share the news. Firstly, many couples feel more comfortable until the first trimester is over and they can relax a little.
Secondly, nine months is a long time. Savoring the news with your partner can be really special, if you have time to share the news, it can be fun to keep it your little secret.
Still, the most important part of your decision should revolve around what makes you and your partner the most comfortable.
How not to announce your pregnancy
Of course, your partner comes first if they don’t find out along with you. Then comes the grandparents, uncles and aunts and your bffs. Work mates and the entire Instagram come last! There are some great ideas for social media announcements but close family will appreciate being told the special news in person!
You can inadvertently hurt a lot of feelings if family finds out at the same time as you make a social media announcement to the world.
Keep those pointers in mind and then let your creativity run wild with our top pregnancy reveals!
Best ways to announce your pregnancy to your family
Baby Announcement Onesie
Deliver this cute gift in-person to Grandparents or Aunts and Uncles. Watch the emotions flit over their face, beginning with confusion and ending in delight! We love this little pitter-pattering, “baby coming” onesie as a great way to announce your pregnancy to family in person!
How utterly beautiful is this embroidered ultrasound by Moss and Feather. Such an adorable way to announce your pregnancy AND a gorgeous pregnancy keepsake.
Egg Crack Announcement
Another great way to announce your pregnancy to family is this adorable “hatchable” egg. Gorgeously presented, when cracked, it reveals a little message with the big news. Have them open the box, read the “Crack Me” message and watch the smiles spread! So cute!
Pregnancy Announcement Cake
A Pregnancy Announcement Cake is a fun way to announce your pregnancy to your close friends and family. Invite them over for tea and cake, and then put something like this gorgeous Pregnancy Announcement Cake on the table and watch their faces light up!
Dress up the dog!
Who doesn’t love dressed up dogs? Tie this pregnancy reveal bib around your dog and let them run around spreading the joy for you. Invite your parents over, and let the dog get to the door first! Or get him to sit quietly and wait for them to notice his bib!
Pregnancy Announcement T-Shirts
Oh my, we love these sweet t-shirts. Dress up the entire family and go round to visit your parents wearing these cool pregnancy reveal tees. You can even play this card with your other children, letting them know they’re about to have a new sibling.
Pregnancy Announcement Hat
Working along the same lines as the t-shirt reveal, spruce up your pregnancy announcement with a helping hat.
Why not stroll into your next family gathering and let the hat work wonders for you?
Ok, this isn’t really different from the t-shirt reveal, but this t-shirt is so adorable it had to get it’s own mention. Combing the world’s love of friends with the realities of quarantine, if it doesn’t bring laughter, your loved ones need to watch some Friends, yesterday!
Pregnancy Reveal Puzzle
Don’t puzzle over how to reveal or announce your pregnancy, use a literal puzzle. Tripling as a cute activity, a treasurable keepsake and a pregnancy reveal, this puzzle is perfect for your partner, older children or parents.
Pregnancy Announcement Plate
Serve up a slice of cake on this Pregnancy Announcement cake, $14 from Etsy. Wait till your Guest has polished off their cake and they work out what’s written on the plate!
Hello Daddy Shirt
At the end of the day, sharing your good news with the world is exciting. Telling your close family is even more delicious. Make the most of the opportunity to have some fun and double the delight! And make it an event they will always remember!
How did you reveal your pregnancy? Share with us your fave pregnancy announcement – or the horror stories where word got out to the wrong people first.
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