When to Tell People You’re Pregnant (and Some Ideas on How to Do It)


Have you recently found out the amazing news that you’re expecting? Pregnancy is a wonderful event to celebrate. Once you find out the good news, you’ll most likely be trying your hardest not to tell everyone you know.

You might also be hesitant and nervous to do so, but when’s the best time to make the baby announcement? You should know when to tell people you’re pregnant before making a final decision.

Continue reading below to learn when the best time to make a pregnancy announcement is and a few creative ways to announce pregnancy as well!


The Best Time to Make the Announcement

Because the risk of miscarriage is greatest during the early weeks of pregnancy, many people decide to wait until after the first trimester to make the announcement. Not always, but usually once you get past the first trimester you’re in the clear.

This also gives you time to make your first appointment with your OBGYN and check the baby’s heartbeat and overall health. At this appointment, you’ll also be told how many weeks along you are, which everyone will want to know.

The first trimester lasts until the 12-13 week mark, however, this is your pregnancy and your time, so the best time to make the announcement is when you feel it’s best to do so.

Place the Message on a Shirt

Now that you have a better idea of when you want to share the news, it’s time to start thinking of ways to do so. One creative announcement idea is to place the message on a shirt. You can create a shirt for an older sibling to wear that says something along the lines of, “I’m a big brother” or, “I’m a big brother again.”

You can also place a cute message on your shirt, or even make someone else a shirt as a gift. An example of a message on a shirt to use as a gift is, “I’m a grandma!”

Gift Them a Framed Ultrasound Picture

Once you attend your first appointment with the OBGYN, you’ll be given several pictures of the baby’s ultrasound. These pictures are small, but you can ask to have them blown up, or you can find a small frame for them.

Frame one or two and give them out as a surprise gift. Don’t forget to keep one for yourself as well. You can send out pregnancy announcements cards to go along with the picture.

Put the Pregnancy Test in a Gift Box

How did you find out you were pregnant? You most likely took a pregnancy test that came back positive. If so, another good idea is to put the pregnancy test in a gift box and wrap it up like a present.

You can then give it to the person who you want to make the announcement to. They’ll be surprised to find out a new member of the family is their gift!

Know When to Tell People You’re Pregnant

When expecting, it’s important to know when to tell people you’re pregnant. Use the advice given in this guide above and choose a creative way to make the announcement as well.

Remember, it’s your pregnancy, and you know when the best time to tell everyone is. Do what feels right for you and your family.

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