One of the hardest things about being pregnant is keeping it hush hush. You’re so excited you want to shout it from the rooftops! That’s why, when it’s finally time for the official reveal, people love a special way to announce their pregnancy. So, I’ve rounded up the cutest most creative pregnancy announcement captions and photo ideas to tell the online world that you’re expecting.
Find the perfect baby bump caption to let all your Instagram family know there’s a bun in the oven. Or maybe you need just the right funny pregnancy announcement for Facebook? We’ll look at all kinds of different pregnancy announcement ideas so hopefully there’s at least 1 that speaks to you.
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When To Announce You’re Pregnant
Of course, this is totally up to you. However, most people will wait until the end of the first trimester ,at the very least, before announcing they’re expecting.
That’s because the first 12 weeks are considered the highest risk time. During the first 12 weeks, there’s a 1 in 4 chance of a miscarriage. That’s huge!
It really sucks to have to tell people about a miscarriage after announcing a pregnancy. This was my reality during my first pregnancy.
We were so excited we couldn’t hold it in. We called EVERYONE pretty much as soon as we found out and the news spread far and wide.
Then, when I went in for my 12 week scan I received the devastating news that my little love passed away around the 8 week mark.
It was hard enough dealing with the loss of my first baby and having to tell our family and friends about the miscarriage just made it even harder. It was like reliving the awful experience EVERY SINGLE TIME.
So yes, it’s totally up to you, but I would suggest waiting until you’re passed the danger zone just to be on the safe side.
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.
Who Do You Tell First, When You Find Out You’re Pregnant?
Tell Your Partner
Again, totally your call but I started with my husband. You can simply show your partner the pregnancy test (like I did while screaming) or you can tell your partner you’re expecting in a special way.
Tell Your Inner Circle
Next up, I told those that were closest to me. So for myself, that was our parents, sisters and my bestie of course.
Again, you can either choose to do something special like a grandma/grandpa or aunt/uncle gifts or simply just tell them.
We all live in different cities and we didn’t want to just tell them over the phone so we arranged a little dinner to get everyone together so we could tell them in person.
Tell Your Employer
I know you probably can’t wait to tell the Insta fam but if you have co-workers or your boss following you on social media, maybe tell them first and get that sorted out.
It might be kind of awkward if they find out online instead of you telling them yourself.
There’s actually a whole bunch of stuff you need to do in the first trimester and that’s just one of them so check out the first trimester to do list to make sure you haven’t missed anything.
Once all your most important people have been told, it’s time to announce it to the rest of the world! World, I’m pregnant! Now, you get to tell everyone on social media that you’ve been blessed.
Lets find just the right caption and photo for your pregnancy announcement to the world!
How To Announce Your Pregnancy On Social Media (Instagram & Facebook Pregnancy Announcement Captions)
You can certainly make your social media pregnancy announcement and caption as simple or elaborate as you like.
Keep in mind, this is going to be one of the first little mementos from your pregnancy so it may be nice to do something special that reflects you as a couple. This could be a favorite hobby, sport, or something else you both love.
If this isn’t your first rodeo and you’ve already got a kid or two, you can include them in your announcement and do a sibling pregnancy announcement.
And don’t forget the fur babies! Some couples opt to include their pets in their pregnancy announcements and the result is super cute.
Seasonal & Holiday Pregnancy Announcement Captions and Photos
One relatively easy pregnancy announcement idea is to choose something that reflects the season. Couple’s usually make an announcement based on the season their little bundle of joy will arrive but you could also just use which ever the current season is for your announcement theme too.
Here’s a few cute season themed pregnancy announcements to spark some inspiration.
You could do something simple like this one with winter booties (because what’s cuter than ity bitty baby feet?!) or also opt for something holiday inspired like a Christmas themed message like the cheek one below!
If you’ve got a little one already, a cute Christmas themed idea would be to have them hold up a wish list that includes baby brother/sister.
❤ Santa’s bringing us the best gift ever! Unwrap on “put your due date here”
❤ We’ve been naughty. Baby arriving ” date here”
❤ My wish list: list a few things + baby
❤ Hold on to your stockings! We’ve got big news.
❤ The more the merrier! Baby arriving “date”
❤ Santa’s getting a new helper
Fall Pregnancy Announcement Quotes and Photo Ideas
If you happen to be pregnant during the fall months or have a fall baby, you can opt for a fall or Halloween themed pregnancy announcement with pumpkins, or get all dressed up in a fun costume. Whatever you like!
I hope you were inspired to create something magical for your own pregnancy announcement to the world. It’ll be something you cherish forever and something you’ll one day share with your precious bundle.
If you’ve got a great pregnancy announcement idea leave me a comment below! I would love to hear more.
If you have a photo/blog and would like to be featured on our pregnancy announcement page either email me or leave me a comment and I’d love to add your announcement idea to the list.
Enjoy this time and make memories! It’s gonna be over before you know it.