10 Unique ways to announce your pregnancy 


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How did you announce yours?

Did you find out together or surprise your other half?  A new craze seems to be announcing a pregnancy in the most creative way possible and then sharing with friends.  Here are ten of the best examples I’ve found:

1. Order a Chinese (or make chinese food), then give him or your intended a personalised fortune cookie

You can either tease out the existing fortune with tweezers and replace it with your own message, or buy some to make yourself.


2. If you’ve struggled to conceive and used IVF, incorporate your needles and medication for a triumphant announcement.

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I thought about rewording the below, but @jess.ambridge has said it better than I ever could! I don’t think I honestly thought this day would ever come, but what Jess has been through for this to become a reality is nothing short of incredible! “In August 2016 we started tests for our fertility; after months of waiting for appointments, invasive scans, blood tests, mixed up referrals, massive weightloss and a whole heap of stress – we finally got our appointment with ACU at Guy’s and St Thomas’s in London 💜 For 12 days in June 2017, Jess injected herself twice a day and made almost daily commutes for more scans and blood tests 💉 Just before the wedding (20 days before), we tranferred one blastocyst and prayed like we never had before… Today, we’re here…with success from our first fresh round of ICSI IVF, we are beyond lucky and grateful ❤️ but we have so many friends who have suffered a lot more heartache 💔 Whilst right now for us this is an amazingly happy time, we pray everyday for the brave women and men battling with infertility 💕” Baby Ambridge is coming March 2018 👶🏻 💚WE ARE ONE IN EIGHT 💚

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3. Involve siblings if you have them – usually a fun outfit or get them to hold an announcement! Bonus points if they look extra happy or extra miserable. You can pick up letterboards quite easily now, I got my letterboard from Amazon via this link. 

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4. If you’re announcing around a special event like Christmas or Easter, wrap up a framed sonogram or pregnancy test and leave that present until last. Get the camera ready!

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5. Arrange yourselves for a family or couples photo shoot and put the camera on self timer and set to take a sequence of photos. After the first one, tell him you’re pregnant and the camera will record his reaction! Better still get a friend to take the pictures for you.

6. Try using  some photo props and have a play around with coloured backgrounds, baby outfits and little shoes to create a fun picture.

7. Give the Grandparents-to-be a customised wine bottle to surprise them!

8. The coffee cup surprise reveal, make them a brew and when they finish there’s a little message inside for them.

9. Use a creative onesie or baby vest to create your own flatlay photo with your sonogram picture or a calendar with the due date circled.

10. This Etsy shop sells pre made social media templates that you can customise with your special date!

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  • Reply Lisa (@itsablogslife blog)

    If only I had put some thought into my pregnancy announcement – I could have had lots of fun 🙂 #TheList

    August 7, 2015 at 8:57 am
    • Reply midwifemade

      I was too excited to do anything other than blurt it out

      August 8, 2015 at 6:28 am
  • Reply Picking Up Toys

    Love this!My son would have loved the Mario one too!I never thought to do anything like this I was too excited lol x #thelist

    August 7, 2015 at 6:07 pm
    • Reply midwifemade

      Me too just showed people the scan photo

      August 8, 2015 at 6:26 am
  • Reply Mummy in Training

    Oh I loved these!! They are such good ideas! Which I had thought of something like this!! #TheList xx

    August 7, 2015 at 8:08 pm
  • Reply Amy @ Very Much So...

    Such creative ideas. I was just way too excited and probably just shouted it in everyone’s faces as soon as I saw them. Maybe next time I can hold it in long enough to be more creative. #TheList

    August 7, 2015 at 10:15 pm
    • Reply midwifemade

      It’s my last so I can’t do it either!

      August 8, 2015 at 6:25 am
  • Reply Haidee@Maybe Baby Brothers

    These are so much fun, I love them! #TheList

    August 8, 2015 at 9:30 am
  • Reply Sophie @ Mum, M & More

    These are such great ideas. I would like to do something special the next time round! 🙂 #thelist x

    August 8, 2015 at 9:55 am
    • Reply midwifemade

      Hope it’s given you some ideas!

      August 8, 2015 at 10:15 am
  • Reply Sian | The Mama Story

    What fun ideas! Not sure about the Barbie doll one but the ones with kids in are seriously cute!

    August 8, 2015 at 3:09 pm
  • Reply jenieveve

    I love these ideas! I’ve seen one or two people announce their pregnancies creatively, i.e. a pic on Facebook of a bun in an oven, and I’d love to be able to do something imaginative, but I’m yet to get pregnant!

    August 25, 2015 at 10:12 am
    • Reply midwifemade

      Hope it’s given you some ideas!

      August 25, 2015 at 11:32 am
  • Reply Sim @ Simslife.co.uk

    Times have certainly changed and the ways in which to announce your pregnancy are now so creative! Beats making phone calls like I did! 🙂 What a lovely post! Sim xx

    September 16, 2017 at 1:06 pm
  • Reply Donna

    …I totally just cried on the bathroom floor!

    September 16, 2017 at 6:40 pm
    • Reply Midwife and Life

      Aw bless! It’s so emotional

      September 18, 2017 at 10:39 am
  • Reply Emma

    Love these! We put a big brother tshirt on my son when we announced our second pregnancy andnt took a while for the penny to drop haha

    September 17, 2017 at 3:37 pm
  • Reply Debbie Binnersley

    I love these ideas. When we announced the arrival of my youngest to my in laws we put a balloon in a box with the scan photo attached. Unfortunately they didn’t quite get the hint and thought we had put a photo of our 18 month old on instead.

    September 18, 2017 at 1:37 pm
    • Reply Midwife and Life

      Ha ha so funny!

      September 19, 2017 at 9:21 am

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