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Ways to Announce Pregnancy to Family in Person

There are obviously many ways to announce your pregnancy to your family in person, and who wouldn't want to know just how well some of them spread joy and happiness! For this post we decided to provide the fabulous video below titled “Telling My family I'm Pregnant”. We are sure you'll enjoy watching it. The video will undoubtedly give you some great ideas when considering your own way to announce your pregnancy to family and friends. It's also great doing it in person as in the video examples, rather than by text or email, or family telling each other.

The video was created by Colleen Ballinger, the highly popular blogger and YouTuber who has approaching 9 millon subscribers (Autumn 2019).

When to Announce Pregnancy?

The Stork first of many ways to announce pregnancy to family in person.
This is the traditional symbol of pregnancy/ the arrival of a baby. The depiction of a Stork shown above, was the first of many of ways to announce pregnancy to family and friends.

Learning you're pregnant is, in some ways, like learning you've won the Lotto—you want to tell the whole world, but you need to be careful about how you share your news.

First things first: When is it safe to announce pregnancy?

To figure that out, do a little mathematics to pinpoint exactly your 14-week mark, which is when most women tell people, says David Garry, MD, director of maternal fetal medicine at Stony Brook Medicine in Stony Brook, New York. “Waiting till 20 weeks, or 4 to 5 months, is also popular,” he adds.

“This gives you a chance to make sure that the ultrasound findings are normal and gender is confirmed.”

Because the risk of miscarriage is high during the first trimester, you may want to wait a bit before telling even your inner circle, though your instinct is to immediately let them know once you know. via thebump.com

Having Fun Sharing The News of Your Baby

Sharing the big news with family and friends is really exciting, and it can also come with a creative element.

How our studio mate announced her pregnancy. Cookies for everyone and a note.
CC BY-NC-ND by Gino

Photos, videos, and digital cards can be posted on social media, emailed, and texted to family and friends. Gifts and paper cards can be mailed or handed off. Many future parents choose to go all out with a funny or clever design — others go with something heartfelt. It's all a beautiful effort to let loved ones know that a baby is on the way and to celebrate this thrilling time.

Couples may choose to share the news differently depending on who they're announcing it to and when. For example, in the early weeks of pregnancy, Mom-to-be doesn't have a baby bump yet and she may just want to tell close family; at that time, sharing a sonogram photo is a popular method. If she's sharing the news with a large group of friends and/or family, she may wait a bit longer — the end of the first trimester is a popular time — and do something more elaborate, like create a mock movie poster or have a creative photo shoot. The ideas are nearly endless for how to make these pregnancy announcements fun and unique. via cafemom.com

A Christmas Announcement

Image shows a Christmas pregnancy announcement.
CC BY-SA by a-md

If you are wondering when to tell people you are pregnant, that’s definitely a personal choice.

I usually waited until I was about 12-14 weeks to make it facebook official.

However, of all the ways there are to announce pregnancy to family in person, I usually told a few people I was close to before then.

With my 3rd baby I waited to announce it until we found out the gender.

Here’s How A Baby Unwittingly Announced It's Mother's Pregnancy on Live TV!

And here’s how the unborn announced itself to my friends and family! Tip: Watch the top left corner screen in this video clip:

Set A Self Timer on Your Video and Surprise Your Partner Recording His Reaction

Surprise your husband, then surprise your friends! Capture the moment with a self-timer and then turn it into an announcement. He might be shocked, but at least he'll be prepared. via momlovesbest.com

The Baby Onesie Pregnancy Reveal

Image is a Onesie pregnancy reveal from mother and father.
CC BY by monpetitchouphotography

Some things are worth the wait! Take a photo with a baby onesie as a way of sharing your excitement.

Using a jigsaw puzzle to reveal a pregnancy.
CC BY-NC-ND by cacaye

The jigsaw puzzle of a family with a piece missing can be used to create a pregnancy announcement for use on social media.

Parking lot at the Novi civic center.
Mums are getting older, we know, but this old? – Parking lot at the Novi civic center. – CC BY-NC-ND by Voxphoto

One couple’s excitement could be is summed up with the words ‘can’t wait to meet you‘. More via brightstarkids.com.au

Announce by Making a Photo Collage

Image of delighted couple with +1 chalked on a small blackboard.
CC BY-ND by www.RachelMFry.com

“We wanted to send out a photo announcement that represents our fun personalities, but couldn't decide on just one image. So, we decided to use them all! With a unique photo collage, we have officially announced our upcoming & fun addition.”

How About Using the “Bun in the Oven”Hint as a Way to Announce Your Pregnancy to Family

Family picture reveals new baby is coming - Our first baby is baking :)
CC BY-NC by Paladin27

“We decided to announce our third child, poking fun at the reality that we are in way over our heads! via parents.com

Chalk Writing on the Sidewalk – as a Way to Announce Pregnancy to Family in Person

I know you’ll probably feel like shouting your baby news from the rooftops. But what about writing it in chalk on the sidewalk for your parents to discover?

You could write your message with sidewalk chalk outside your Mom’s favorite coffee shop. And then take her out for coffee and let her read the good news for herself.

 Angela announced her pregnancy in her panel. Her Mom was in the audience and very surprised!
Angela announced her pregnancy in her panel. Her Mom was in the audience and very surprised! – CC BY-NC-ND by CrumleyFamily

Whatever you decide this is an easy, stress free and budget-friendly way to announce your pregnancy. via smartmomideas.com

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