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December 30, 2022 3 min read

Congratulations! Being pregnant is a life-changing and significant time if your life and of course a very exciting one full of hope, anticipation and beliderwment. We can imagine you can't wait to tell all of your friends and family that a little one is on the way and new this big and exciting deserves an equally fun way to annouce it! We've put together five pregnancy annoucement ideas that we think you'll love!


When to Annouce Your Pregnancy?

There is no right time to tell people that your family is growing and a little one is joining the world. It's a personal decision, a decision completely up to you and what feels right. Whatever you choose, it is the right time. Some people choose to tell people early in the first trimester to know they have support through everything no matter what happens and others decide to wait until further along in thier pregnancy jounrey to share the news.


Factors to Consider When Sharing Your News:

The person you’re telling

Since you have different relationships with different people, the way you tell your closest friends the news will not be the same way you tell your workmates. You know these people best, so plan your approach accordingly. 


When you are planning to tell people

Some people like to wait until they are close to the end of the pregnancy to share this news. Others prefer to do it as soon as they can. You can make the announcement feel even more real to everyone by waiting until you have a little baby bump so everyone can see the bun in the oven!


How many people do you want to know about the pregnancy?

If you want only a handful of people to know the news, you might not want to post it on social media.

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5 Fun and Creative Ways to Announce your Pregnancy to your Friends and Family

Here are a few ideas you can use to announce this life-changing news to your friends and family:


1. Game Night

Plan a fun game night for your family or a close group of friends. Choose games like charades and Pictionary as part of the lineup. When it is your turn to play, act out, or draw a picture of a pregnant woman, then let them guess!


2. Pregnancy Annoucement Giftbox

Wrap up your exciting news up in a curated gift box to share with the person you're announcing your pregnancy to such as your partner or parents. Include baby related items like a positive pregnancy test, a baby onesie or a dummy.

If you plan on sharing the news with your family and close friends that don't live nearby, you can send them the package and ask them to video call you as they open the package to add a personal, real-time connection.

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3. Include Your Kids

If you have older children, you can include them in the announcement as we're sure they're very excited to be becoming a big sister or brother. Your kids could wear t-shirts when you have guests over saying phrases such as 'big sister' to reveal the news. Alternatively, you can plan a photoshoot with your children in the shirts or holding a wooden pregnancy annoucement plaque.

What is a creative way to announce pregnancy?

4. Suprise Family Photoshoot

Get all of your family together for a group photo and when it's time to take the picture, loudly say, "1, 2, 3 I'm pregnant!" This way you capture everyone's reactions in realtime to the news and forever have that moment frozen in time to fondly look back on.


5. Framed Ultrasound Photo

Place your ultrasound photo in a frame and give it as a gift. This is a cute and simple way to annouce your pregnancy to those closest to you in a way that will be remembered forever.

When should you start announcing your pregnancy?

Congratulations on your pregnancy! Wishing you a safe and joyful arrival.

Love, DockATot xx


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