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Announcing Your Pregnancy

Announcing your pregnancy is an exciting time in a woman's life. Whether this is your first child or you are adding another loved one to your family, it is exciting to go about announcing your pregnancy in a fun and exciting way. Keep reading for helpful tips in announcing your pregnancy to friends and loved ones.

While for most announcing your pregnancy is an exciting time. However, if you are unsure about the response you will get about your pregnancy from friends and family, you might want to take a more cautious approach. Regardless of how you plan to announce your pregnancy, there are a variety of ways you can do so. In this article we will list a few fun ways you can try announcing your pregnancy to friends and family. 

Announcing Your Pregnancy for First-Time Moms:

Knowing when to announce your pregnancy is important. Many women who have either suffered early pregnancy losses previously or are worried about "jinxing" the pregnancy by announcing too soon, will wait until after the first trimester (first 12 weeks) of pregnancy before they let the cat out of the bag. For first-time moms it can be difficult to know when it too soon. However it is ultimately up to the comfortably of the couple to know when to announce such an important change in your life. If you have a job where you are physically required to do certain things, it might be important to announce to your boss that you are pregnant and cannot do certain activities. However, you can easily ask your boss to keep their lips shut about the announcement to the others in your office if you aren't ready for everyone to know.  

If your baby is going to be the first grandchild on either side, a cute way to go about announcing your pregnancy to the soon-to-be grandparents is to give gifts like a card that says "Congrats on becoming a grandma (or grandpa)!" You can also get baby outfits that specifically have sayings on them like, "baby loves grandma!" etc. These might provide helpful hints to your parents or in-laws that they are about to become grandparents. 

Announcing Your Pregnancy With Siblings:

If you already have children, a great way to announce your pregnancy is to give your child a "big brother" or "big sister" shirt. Have them wear it around your friends and family perhaps at a social gathering and allow the hint to spread until your family figures it out. 

Announcing Your Pregnancy According to Gender:

If you choose to wait until you've had or your gender scan ultrasound, it is a great way to announce the gender at the same time to your friends and family if you can manage to keep your pregnancy a secret until then. One way you might want to consider is to bring out a colored cake either painted blue or pink with frosting at a family gathering and serve it for dessert with an announcement like "It's a Boy!" or "It's a Girl!" You can do the same thing with balloons or even baby outfits you can give to your parents or in-laws. Again with the sibling idea, you can get a shirt that says something like: "I'm going to get a baby sister!" etc. 

Announcing Your Pregnancy on Social Networking Sites:

With websites like Facebook and Twitter serving as such a great way of reaching out to others including family and friends, some are considering taking a 21st Century approach to announcing their pregnancy. Some will wait until their first ultrasound and then upload the picture to their social networking site of choice with a caption that reads: baby (last name) expected (due date). There are tons of variations you can make with this type of a pregnancy announcement.

For some women that want to announce their pregnancy to their partner in a special way, you can always opt to wrap the positive pregnancy test up in a box and give it to  your partner as a gift. This can also be done for other family members and it a great gift idea for around the holidays or at birthdays. Ultimately choosing how you plan to go about announcing your pregnancy is a big decision. Do what you feel works best for your family and your situation. 

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