Planning Your Pregnancy Announcement
Experts generally recommend that you should wait until you’re at least 12 to 14 weeks pregnant before you announce your pregnancy to your wider circles of friends and family. By this stage, the risk of miscarriage is significantly reduced and you’ll soon be showing anyway!
Lately, creative, cute or funny pregnancy announcements have been a major trend on social networking sites like Facebook and Instagram. Maybe that’s your style, or maybe you’d prefer a more intimate family announcement. Whatever your style, planning to tell people about your new arrival can be a lot of fun.
Read on for a few unique baby announcement ideas that you and your partner can make your own!
1. Take a Funky Pic for Facebook or Instagram
Is it just me or have there been more and more pregnancy announcement photos going viral on social media lately? (Maybe it’s just that lots of my friends happen to be having babies!). So, if you’re inclined to make a dramatic public pregnancy reveal, grab your camera and try your own variation on one of these ideas:
- Take a snap of yours and your partner’s shoes with a tiny pair of booties between them.
- A picture of an actual bun in the oven!
- Post a picture of you with a 12 weeks belly sticker on your shirt (we have some Belly stickers for sale here).
- Take a photo with your announcement spelled out in scrabble letters.
- A photo with you and your partner pegging tiny t-shirts on the washing line.
- Post a photo of a calendar with your baby due date circled.
- Paint your belly with a little baby inside and take a snap (check out our pregnancy belly painting kits here).
2. Wear His and Her’s Announcement T-Shirts
Just subtly (or not so subtly!) wearing a T-shirt with the message and waiting for people to notice can be a really fun way of making pregnancy announcements. We love the combination of this Man Behind the Bump T-Shirt for him and Baby Peeking Maternity T-Shirt for her.
This idea is great for combining with the party idea or even for social media photos. Or, you could just pop them on and go about your normal day. The look on people’s faces will be priceless!
3. Send out Pregnancy Announcement Cards
Your Grandma in Kansas might not have caught the Instagram bug yet! That’s where a pregnancy announcement card can come in handy. The personal, handmade touch is always nice. You can go for funny pregnancy announcements or sentimental and cute ones – basically, anything you can photograph can be printed and put on a card. You could even print off your Facebook or Instagram snaps and send them off as cards to friends and relatives who don’t do the web thing.
4. Host a Picnic on Mothers or Fathers Day
This idea kind of relies on being ready to make your pregnancy announcement at the right time of year. But, if you’re 14 weeks pregnant milestone falls in May or June, a Mothers or Fathers Day picnic could be the perfect way to make the big announcement to all your friends and family in one hit!
Invite all your friends and family to the picnic, make some cute baby themed finger foods or decorations and wait for the penny to drop!
5. Put a Little Extra Under the Christmas Tree
This is another seasonal expecting a baby announcement: why not put a little present under the tree addressed to “the new addition” – it’ll soon have everyone asking who is expecting and you can share your wonderful news with the family – best Christmas present ever!
The Christmas present idea is also awesome as a second baby announcement – wrap a present for your first child with a framed card inside which says “New Baby Brother or Sister”, or something like that. Be sure to snap a photo for Facebook or Instagram so that you can share the news with friends and family from around the globe!
Summary: Creative Baby Announcements that are Uniquely You
Hopefully, these pregnancy announcement ideas have given you a little inspiration to plan a way of breaking the news that is unique to you and your partner. Whether you want to tell the world over social media or have a more private way of announcing your pregnancy to family and close friends at a gathering, finally telling people that you’re expecting is an exciting milestone in your pregnancy. Make it memorable!
Do you have a pregnancy announcement idea to share?
If you’ve got an awesome and original suggestion for announcing your pregnancy, we’d love to hear it! Either leave a comment at the bottom of this page or send a private message through our contact us page. We look forward to hearing from you!
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