Whether you are expecting your first, second or third child, announcing your pregnancy can be one of the most exciting moments associated with pregnancy and there are countless baby announcement ideas that could help make your special occasion memorable.
When to Announce Pregnancy
Deciding when to announce your pregnancy depends on who you are going to announce it to – is it friends, family, or colleagues?
Generally, the ideal time to announce a pregnancy is after the first trimester. This is because the risk of a miscarriage decreases and there is more surety in announcing that you’re expecting.
How to Announce Pregnancy
Announcing a pregnancy requires the consideration of many different rules such as:
- Your partner should be the first one to know about your pregnancy (as rightly so). Don’t forget to make it as personal as possible, especially if this is your first time!
- Tell you immediate family such as parents, grandparents, and siblings – whoever you’re most close to. They shouldn’t have to find out through a Facebook update or another family member.
- If you don’t want to tell your acquaintances or colleagues about your pregnancy, you don’t have to! If they notice a different behaviour and question or assume about your pregnancy, don’t feel pressure to admit if you don’t feel comfortable.
- When thinking of a pregnancy announcement idea/theme, keep in mind who will be present to witness it. As sometimes a theme may not be everyone’s cup of tea!
Cute Ways to Announce Pregnancy
Now that we’ve laid out the ‘rules’ for announcing a pregnancy, how do you go about making that announcement in a way that’s meaningful, engaging, and celebratory for your family and friends?
Ways to Announce Pregnancy to Family In person
Who said telling your family you’re expecting in person, can’t be fun? Having a baby is one of the most emotional experiences that you’ll go through as a family, but it is also a huge amount of fun.
Wearing t-shirts to a gathering can be a great way to announce it to the wider family. An “It’s not a food baby” t-shirt avoids any awkward questions if your bump looks more like you just gained a bit of weight. You can also involve your partner by getting them a matching t-shirt with “It’s a food baby” on it if they’ve also been eating for two!
Pregnancy Announcement Ideas for Parents
Do your parents love a bit of DIY? Why not announce your pregnancy by giving them a crib-making task? You can do so by pretending to send an invoice for their services – and little will they know that this invoice contains an exciting announcement.
Some more simple ideas include getting them a card or mug that says, ‘Soon to be Grandparents!’
Sibling Pregnancy Announcement Ideas
Announcing your pregnancy via your siblings can be a great option for informing the world that you are expecting. Once you’ve told your little one, don’t expect them to keep quiet about it. A “Promoted to big brother/sister” or eviction notice sign for the cot could make for a great photo to share with friends and family, and your sibling may even serve as your personal promoter free of charge!
If this is your first human baby, then you could pull a similar trick with a pet; creating an announcement hat or sign for your dog to show everyone at a family event.
Funny Pregnancy Announcement Ideas
Create your own magazine or newspaper! Do a glam photoshoot for your pregnancy announcement and distribute it to your friends and family. The magazine could include information about events such as a baby shower, expected due date, name ideas, etc. A great announcement idea that can stay with you forever and is surely one that will be remembered by many!
Social Media Cute Pregnancy Announcement
We would absolutely recommend telling your close friends and family about the pregnancy before going out to social media – as that personal connection can really make a difference.
However, it’s hard to stay connected to all of your friends in the modern day. So, by simply sharing your pregnancy announcement via social media, you can connect with your wider friendship group and help them be a part of your parenting journey. You could even use the 12 week pregnancy scan as the basis for your social media post!
Second Baby Announcement
Using everyday little items like lining up the family shoes and including a pair of baby shoes, or taking a picture of ‘mum’ and ‘dad’ mugs and a baby’s bottle are other popular ways to announce your pregnancy.
If you know the sex of the baby, you could also incorporate this into your announcement by including balloons that say, “It’s a boy!” or “It’s a girl!”
Pregnancy Announcement Ideas for Grandparents
Does your grandma enjoy knitting? Ask her to do some knitting for you – print out the clothing size and design you want and hand it to her. This is a great fun way of telling her that she’s going to be a great grandma soon! To make this moment memorable for your child, the clothes can say something like ‘my grandma made this’.
If this is not your first pregnancy, you can send your children’s picture holding the ultrasound scan of the newborn – this is another really cute way of announcing your pregnancy to grandparents by showing your family’s continuation while tugging on their heartstrings.
Announcing your pregnancy can be lots of fun, so get creative. Pinterest is a great place to find creative ideas. Have fun with it and enjoy finally being able to share your news with your friends and family! And, if you’re announcing your pregnancy during Christmas or Easter, add a touch of festivity to your announcement.
If you have enjoyed our blog, then you may also enjoy some of the content we’ve prepared to help you get to grips with what comes next. For example, our complete guide to baby showers to help you host the best party ever!Don’t forget to let us know how you announced your pregnancy? Share your pictures with us on Facebook and Instagram. Don’t forget to tag using #Lansinohbaby.