Congratulations on your Pregnancy! So exciting! One of the hardest things about being pregnant is keeping it secret for the first few weeks, until it’s safe to tell all your family and friends. You’re so excited you want to shout it from the rooftops!
That’s why, when it’s finally time for the official reveal, you probably want a special way to announce your pregnancy.
I’ve rounded up here some of the best ways to announce pregnancy on social media, so that you can find the perfect one for you to use and tell everyone that you’re expecting.
When should you announce your Pregnancy?
I don’t think there’s one right answer here. It really depends on you / your partner and how you feel.
Most people usually wait until the end of the first trimester before announcing that they are expecting. That is because the first 12 weeks are considered to be at higher risk of miscarriage. In fact, during the first 12 weeks, there’s a 1 in 4 chance of a miscarriage, which then decreases as you progress with your pregnancy.
I would hate to have to tell everyone that I lost the baby, after I had already given them the good news. So, I have personally waited until 12 weeks when I was pregnant. But, my wife for example, really wanted to share the news of our first baby as soon as she found out she was pregnant.
She always said that, even if she lost the baby, having the support of people around her, who knew what she was going through, would have made it easier, instead of processing everything on her own. It really depends on you and how you feel!
Some people even wait until the 4-5 month mark because they want to reveal the baby’s gender at the same time! Do whatever feels right for you.
If you wish to wait until further along your pregnancy, you could still start brainstorming some ideas on a pregnancy planner, that way you know exactly what you need to do when the time comes.
Who to Tell First?
“Who to tell first” also depends on you and how you feel. However, this is what I found worked best for me
1. Tell Your Partner first
Always start with your partner!! Telling someone else first might really hurt them otherwise. That is, unless you have taken the pregnancy test with him/her already, of course!
That’s what happened with me. The first couple of times I took a pregnancy test after IUI I was on my own, and they were negative. So the third time I did it with my wife: we were both glued to that stick for what felt like a lifetime. You can imagine the excitement when the second line appeared!
If you took the pregnancy test by yourself and you need to let them know, you can either choose to do something special with a gift, or just tell them.
2. Tell your Family and closest Friends
The first person I needed to tell I was pregnant was my mom. I couldn’t wait! And my dad of course … but I knew my mom was going to cry. Then came my brother and some closest friends. Again, you can either choose to do something special with a gift, or just tell them.
3. Tell your Employer
I know you probably can’t wait to tell the world on social media that you are pregnant. But if you have co-workers or your boss following you on social media, maybe tell them first and get that sorted out.
First of all, you will avoid the awkwardness of them finding out on social media or from someone else first. Second of all, you won’t need to lie when you can’t go to work because of all the pregnancy tests you need to take.
I remember it was such a weight lifted off my shoulders when I told my boss. Every time I lied, because I had a blood test or a scan and couldn’t get to work, I was feeling terrible!
4. Tell The World
It’s finally time to tell the world! Let’s have a look some cute and funny social media pregnancy announcement ideas!
Cute & Funny Ways to Announce Pregnancy on Social Media
Ok, now that you’ve decided when to announce the world that you are pregnant, it’s time to decide how to do it! Here’s a list of 30+ cute & funny ways to announce your pregnancy on Facebook, Instagram, or any other social media. Enjoy!
Baby Shoes Pregnancy Announcement
This type of announcement is one of my favorites. I find it incredibly cute and I used it to announce the arrival of our first baby. You can either have just one pair of baby’s shoes …
…. or the whole family!
Balloons Pregnancy Announcement
And who doesn’t love balloons!? There’s a few different things that you can do with balloons, so here’s some funny and cute ideas.
Expected to Pop Pregnancy Announcement
I find this one to be very funny and original. Not really Instagram-Perfect, but sure to leave a smile.
Baby Balloon Pregnancy Announcement
The Balloons with the word “BABY” are quite popular for pregnancy announcement. Always cute and never fails. You can buy the Baby Balloons on Amazon here!
Baby Numbers Pregnancy Announcement
How about a number for each baby you have?! This one works no matter how many kids you have already, and I absolutely adore the idea! I used this one for our second pregnancy announcement. You can buy the Balloon Numbers on Amazon here.
Pins Pregnancy Announcement
OK, this is nothing fancy. But can you agree with me that its incredibly cute?? So cheap and easy to do too. I love the idea of the small tiny pin inside the bigger one.
Eviction Notice Pregnancy Announcement
I find this one to be quite hilarious. I think the more you can get the older one to be upset in the crib the better (for the audience at least …)! 🙂
You can buy an Eviction Notice Sign for the crib on Amazon here.
Books Pregnancy Announcement
Pregnancy books are another cute way to announce pregnancy on social media. Put in some funny faces are you will sure make people smile at the news!
Video Games Pregnancy Announcement
Does the dad like to play video games?! Then this one is SO for you! I saw this on Instagram and found it so incredibly cute and funny. Hope you enjoy it too. You can buy the bodysuit on Amazon here.
Recipe for Baby Pregnancy Announcement
Another adorable one: what if baby was a recipe? You can buy a board with changeable letters on Amazon here.
Mommy Shark Pregnancy Announcement
Are you a big fan of the Baby Shark song? Then, how cute is this one? The song has just got stuck in my head as I type this.
Multiple Kids Pregnancy Announcements
Are you already at your second, third, etc. baby? Then check out these cute and funny ways to announce pregnancy on social media below.
“Oops they did it again” Pregnancy Announcement
Have a laugh and make it sound like a mistake 🙂
“We like the first two so much, we made another one: Pregnancy Announcement
I find this idea very adorable. I wish I could do the same with a third baby… if only!
“Baby for Sale” Pregnancy Announcement
Baby for sale! Not me -> that one!! I love the humor in this Pregnancy Announcement.
“Every Superhero needs a sidekick” Pregnancy Announcement
This one would only work for a second child I guess, but I really find it cute. Might work very well if your fist child has a favorite superhero. My daughter would want to dress up as Elsa from Frozen!
“Only child expiring” Pregnancy Announcement
This one would also only work for a second child. If only the first-born really knew what was coming …!
Movies Pregnancy Announcements
How about making the arrival of a new baby into a movie?? I really love this fun idea! You can find some templates online and create your own. Here’s an example!
Pregnancy Announcement With Dogs
Of course things get cuter when there’s animals involved. Do you have a dog? Then why not make it part of your pregnancy announcement?
Here’s the best ways to announce pregnancy on social media with your fur friend(s).
Halloween & Thanksgiving Pregnancy Announcement
Do you have a baby due around Halloween and Thanksgiving? Then check out these super cute Halloween & Thanksgiving pregnancy announcements!
This one below is quite cute. And even though it may not make much sense to then use the bodysuit on your baby once he/she’s born, you can buy yourself a t-shirt with the same slogan, and wear it when pregnant! You can buy the t-shirt on Amazon here.
Christmas Pregnancy Announcements
Is Santa bringing a new baby in your home? Then one of these cute Christmas pregnancy announcements might be perfect for you.
Other Pregnancy Announcement Ideas for Social Media
Last but not least, if you feel like doing something very simple, you could also post one of these cute and funny pregnancy quotes. Some of them still crack me up: they are just hilarious!
Cute & Funny Ways to Announce Pregnancy on Social Media: Final Thoughts
Here it is mom-to-be, I really hope you’ve found your perfect way to announce your pregnancy to the world. Whether it’s something funny with balloons or older siblings, I am sure your friends will be over the moon with the announcement.
If you are looking for some more specific ways to announce pregnancy to family, have a look here for a list of funny and creative ideas!
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Congratulations again and best wishes for your new adventure!
Are you an expectant mom looking to announce your pregnancy on social media and have some questions about any of the ideas above? Or do you have another awesome idea that you’d like to share with other moms here? Then please let me know in the comments below – I’d love to hear from you!
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