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Pregnancy is such an exciting time! From finding out that you are pregnant, through the various stages of pregnancy (some not so fun), to the birth of your child, there is so much to learn and experience.

Some couples wait until the second trimester to announce a pregnancy, while others can’t wait to share the news right away. If you are pregnant (congratulations!) and looking for a fun way to tell family and friends, here are a few suggestions:

6 Creative Pregnancy Announcements

1. Say it With Video

I always wanted to announce my pregnancies with a funny music video, but I forget the small detail that I tend to get Chandler Bing face on camera and I don’t have a great singing voice (and by not great, I mean terrible).

If you happen to have a great singing voice and the ability to smile naturally on camera, a pregnancy announcement video can be a fun way to tell the world. This is my personal favorite pregnancy announcement video:

2. Say It With Photos

Pregnancy Announcement PhotoThere are so many ways to announce with photos. From the classic ultrasound photo (though some people prefer not to have ultrasounds, especially in the first trimester without a strong medical reason), to the classic shoes photos to a picture of mom holding a jar of “Prego” pasta sauce.. there are so many ways to announce with photos.

You can even find some funny ways to announce in a photo, like Dad passed out after seeing the positive pregnancy test, or Dad holding two bags of ice and mom pointing to her tummy for an “Ice, Ice Baby” parody.

This post has 50 fun ways to announce a pregnancy in a photo (photo source).

3. Let Older Kids Announce

This is one way we have announced before and it was a really sweet way to tell family. We let our older children announce that we were expecting again. There are a lot of options for an older-sibling announcement too:

  • Give the current youngest child a “big brother” or “big sister” shirt to wear to a gathering or in a picture
  • Take a picture of your children reading a “big brother” book or a book about the new baby
  • Post an “eviction notice” on the crib of the youngest child and take a picture to send to family and friends

4. Have a Pet Announce

This is especially cute for a first child if you already have pets. I’ve seen cute announcements with pictures of a pet with a sign that says something like:

  • Guard dog duty starting (insert due date)
  • Mom and Dad are getting me a baby human

Or a dog sitting pretending to read a copy of “What to Expect When You’re Expecting” (even though I don’t care for the book).

Funny Pregnancy Announcement Quiz5. Funny Pregnancy Announcement Quiz:

With our last pregnancy, we announced online with a funny quiz and had a button with an announcement video to check answers after completing the quiz. Here are the questions we had on our quiz.

  1. A non-paleo chef might have this in a literal sense while waiting on a certain dinner accompaniment to bake while I have this in a metaphorical/colloquial sense currently.
  2. A certain blogger has 4 hands but you would pass her on the street without noticing, why?
  3. Plant is to ground as _____ is to my body?
  4. Unscramble these words:    CNAPALTE        BORLA        PADEIR
  5. Solve the math problems… each answer corresponds to a letter (numbered in order), what do they spell?
    89,656 / 44828= _____
    The square root of 4= _____
    (three squared) + (four- squared) = _______
    The letters corresponding to the four answers are: ____
  6. What word can complete all of the following:
    ____ carrots,
    ____ corn,
    ____ swing,
    ____ steps,
    ____ clothes
  7. When does 2+1=7?
  8. What loves to bounce but should never be dropped?
  9. Decipher the phrase:  OV (bun) EN
  10. TLC, Britney Spears, Sir Mix a Lot, and Amy Grant all wrote songs with this person in the title. Sonny and Cher don’t want this person to go, The Foundations found this person, Marilyn Monroe sang “bye-bye” to this person, and Sheryl Crow wants this person to Run. Who is it?

6. On Your Blog

If you have a blog, this can be another great place to creatively announce a pregnancy….

Speaking of which, this would be a good time to let you know…

I’m Pregnant!

If you’re counting, that is #6. We are due in February and we couldn’t be more excited. (If you want to catch up on my previous pregnancy and birth stories, I’ve compiled them here)

And not that any of you would ever ask, but I figured I’d proactively include these answers in case the random people I meet in the grocery store happen to read my blog:

  • Yes, we do know what causes that (and yes, we rather enjoy it!)
  • Yes, we do have a TV
  • No, we are not crazy (ok, maybe a little)
  • Yes, my hands are wonderfully full
  • Yes, actually, we are Catholic
  • Yes, I’ve heard of birth control, I’m not a fan of artificial hormones, actually
  • Yes, they are all mine
  • Yes, they have the same father
  • No, it really isn’t your business if we are stopping or not (specifically addressed to random checkout clerk at the store who has asked the same question 5 times, including asking if I’m going to have any more while I’m visibly pregnant)
  • No, we are not getting “fixed” as clearly nothing is broken
  • Yes, we do get time to ourselves sometimes (obviously)

I promise WellnessMama.com won’t turn into a pregnancy blog, though I do plan to take the opportunity to write a few new posts on pregnancy/birth/fertility related topics that I’ve gotten a lot of questions about recently.

If you are pregnant as well, check out all of my pregnancy related posts, including this one about the prenatal care options I chose (and which ones I skipped) and these top ten pregnancy books that I found helpful.

Even though this will be my 6th pregnancy, I’m doing something different that I haven’t done since my first:

I’m taking a birth class.

Here’s why. As a first time mom I took All. Of. The. Birth. Classes.

Lamaze, Bradley, even Hypno-babies.

After my first birth I realized an important fact: labor pain can not be accurately described in smiley or sad faces, and my biggest struggle is relaxing and staying joyful during labor (which is what helps me the most when I’m able to do it).

I’ve successfully birthed 5 children and have “doula-d” for dozens of births, but I still get nervous about labor.

This time, my friend Genevieve, aka Mama Natural has a birth course that she filmed with a doula and midwife-in-training. It includes input from pregnant couples, experts, and a ton of medical research.

Even though I’ve done this whole birth gig more than Genevieve has, she achieved something I have not- a joyful and mostly painless birth. Her birth video from her last birth (which you can watch in the course) shows her happy in labor and declaring “that was awesome” as soon as she delivers her baby.

I also love the community aspect of her pregnancy course. With past pregnancies, I joined Facebook groups or online pregnancy forums and found ways to network with other pregnant women, but always became frustrated because most of the expectant mothers were not on the same page in regards to birth plans, pregnancy, labor, and birthing preferences.

The Mama Natural Birth Course has a wonderful group of moms striving for a joyful natural birth and a ton of great info about pregnancy and birth (including a bonus workout video that I’m loving right now).

If you’re pregnant like me, or if you hope to be in the near future, I’d love if you’d join me in this online birth course.

If not, I hope you’ll follow along with my pregnancy through my blog (and possibly my labor too if my husband is successful in getting me to Periscope parts of it!).

Do you have any specific pregnancy or birth related questions you’d like me to write about in the coming months? Let me know in the comments below!

If you have kids, how did you tell family/friends that you were expecting? Share below!


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About Katie Wells

Katie Wells, CTNC, MCHC, Founder of Wellness Mama and Co-founder of Wellnesse, has a background in research, journalism, and nutrition. As a mom of six, she turned to research and took health into her own hands to find answers to her health problems. WellnessMama.com is the culmination of her thousands of hours of research and all posts are medically reviewed and verified by the Wellness Mama research team. Katie is also the author of the bestselling books The Wellness Mama Cookbook and The Wellness Mama 5-Step Lifestyle Detox.


150 responses to “6 Creative Pregnancy Announcements”

  1. Beth Avatar

    Congratulations! I love the list in your post! We’ve gotten, “don’t you know what causes that,” more times than I can count! We are Catholic and have 6 kids as well. My 6th was my best birth. I felt most prepared and it was a wonderful natural birth. My fertility always comes back quickly despite nursing, tandem nursing, daily napping, constant carrying, no passies, and all the other stuff your supposed to do. Several of my kids are 13 months apart. I love your blog and have gotten so many great recipes and ideas. Love your cookbook too, we are trying the muffins today! I don’t know how you do it all and read all these comments! Congratulations!

  2. Jaya Avatar

    CONGRATULATIONS! You have given all of us thyroid patients so much hope!!
    I LOVE your site!

    I was wondering if you could talk about regaining fertility while breastfeeding. My mother who had five children about 18 months apart had to stop bf to regain fertility at 4 months.

    With my first born it took a year while I bf since I didn’t want to do formula. . It may be that I am 33, but just interested since we are due this spring and would love to have another child closer in age yet still bf. I was wondering how you were able to get fertility back during breastfeeding? Thank you so much!!

    1. Wellness Mama Avatar

      My fertility always came back when baby was 9 months old, even though I was still nursing. I think there is a huge genetic component (my mom had the same experience) but I also think that eating a really nutrient rich diet helps a lot as your body knows it can handle fertility and breastfeeding. Thanks for reading and good luck.

  3. Rachel Heinicke Avatar
    Rachel Heinicke

    I have a question…

    I have been trying to get pregnant for many years without success and during this journey I have discovered that I have Hashimotos. I have changed my diet and lifestyle and have managed to keep my thyroid under control without the use of medication.
    However I now have become pregnant and my Gynecologist wants me to go onto thyroid medication as she thinks this is very important for the development of the baby during the pregnancy (especially the first few weeks) she tested my blood and my TSH had risen to 3.7 from 2, although both my T3 and T4 were in the high normal range. A natural doctor that I have also been seeing to do with my Hashimotos told me it is normal for the TSH to go up during pregnancy and it is not necessary to use medication, especially as my T3 and T4 are good.
    I am torn – I have not wanted to take medication during this journey and was happy that I never had to start. But obviously now that I am pregnant I want the best for this baby…
    As a mother and fellow Hashi patient Katie I would love to have your opinion – I know you cannot give medical advice, but I would be very interested to hear what you do during your pregnancies, so that I can make a more informed decision between the opinions of my medical and my natural doctor!
    Thank you so much for your help and also for all you do – you have been instrumental in my quest for better health for me and my family.
    If anyone else has any comments, I would be grateful for all opinions. thank you.

    1. Wellness Mama Avatar

      I am on very low dose natural thyroid hormone (WP-Thyroid) and do take it during pregnancy. I’ve monitored my levels carefully and have not had to increase the dose, though some women do need to increase during pregnancy. That is so tough to have two doctors with conflicting opinions and I wish I had better information to offer, but that is what I do personally…

  4. Blanca Avatar

    Hi wellness mama, do you have any suggestions for car seats, and baby bathing soap. Basically what are the main items to have when baby is born? I know you should have good suggestion. I am also due on February. Thank you and God bless your family!!!!

  5. Cherdon Avatar

    What a great post! I love your blog and have found it quite helpful during my pregnancy. Thought I’d share our horror movie trailer pregnancy announcement. We’re filmmakers and Baby was due on Halloween (hence the horror trailer), but baby hasn’t come yet. Starting week 42 tomorrow! This was so fun showing this to people. Some got the hint, others thought it was for a real movie project. Excited to be a mom! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r0iojsKTT8E

  6. Madison Avatar

    As a Catholic and natural living advocate myself, I find you very inspiring! You and your family will be in my prayers!

  7. Kerri Avatar

    My husband and I are totally laughing at your list of “Don’t you watch t.v.????, etc.” With 6 kids born in an 8.5 yr. span, we have heard everything you listed. (Personally, we think our form of entertainment is much more fun.)

    Congrats to you and yours!!!

  8. Maggie Avatar

    Congrats! We are preggers with our 5th, with one in heaven. All under 6 years old….whew!! Cheers to big families!

  9. Paige Avatar

    Congrats Katie!! We just found out the other day that we were pregnant again with number NINE! We have ALL boys so of course I’m praying for a girl this time around!! I do have some questions for you that I’d love for you to blog about! I am 43 years old and all I ever hear about is how dangerous it is to have a child at such an age. They consider me to be high risk and of course want me to do all of the testing but I’m really not feeling it. I’ve never had an amnio or any other invasive test with any of my pregnancies and really don’t plan on doing that this time around but I guess my question is, how safe is it really to be having a child at my age? I was pregnant 2 years ago and miscarried very early in the pregnancy due to some toxicity issues that I believe led to me not being able to carry the baby. We were living in a house w/mold and asbestos and I got really sick and was ill for many years before I figured it all out and my body was so depleted of nutrients. Now we’ve moved and my health is getting back on track, my vitamin D level has gone up from 6 to 17 so I’m excited about that. My main concern though is that I have crazy digestive issues (for years), meaning I only go to the bathroom on my own maybe once every week to week and a half so I’ve been doing enemas (both water and coffee) daily or every other day to get things going. The doctors have always said it was normal to not go everyday but I know better and with being pregnant now it’s extra concerning. Any advice would help! Sorry for the long post!

  10. Sara Avatar

    I just came across your blog today looking for ear infection remedies and while looking around found this post. I am SO glad I am not the only lady in this time pregnant with my sixth child (wow, I still haven’t gotten over that number hahaha). Anyway! Congrats! I love your list of answers to rude, unwanted questions! (Except the religious one as I am a born again Christian-i’ll pray you get saved!) Those questions always catch me off guard! Why is it that people who have lots of children are looked at like that?

  11. Jessica Avatar

    I’d like to gently point out that, contrary to your insinuation, not ALL birth control methods are hormonal. Options like the paragard IUD, diaphragms, cervical caps, fertility awareness method and condoms are all viable options that do not contain hormones.

  12. Michelle Davidson Avatar
    Michelle Davidson

    I actually just came on here to look up folate because I just found out I am expecting #4 !!!

    I am actually training to become a Birth Boot Camp Instructor so I will be taking/watching Mama Natural’s class because I want to make sure I get as much information as I can for my own labor but also because I have to always be learning and I figure she has some amazing info!

    1. Michelle Davidson Avatar
      Michelle Davidson

      oh! And I meant to say for our 3rd, we had our oldest daugther (4 at the time) make a video telling everyone what we did that day…
      1. We went to a fun place (the ultrasound place)
      2. We saw fishes (they have a huge aquarium)
      3. We saw my baby brother (only my husband’s mom did not catch on here, she said “you don’t have a baby brother)

      It was SO CUTE!
      We are going with the T-shirts this time with a BIG BROTHER one for my 3 year old son who is the ‘baby’.

  13. Caitee Avatar

    I’m also expecting, but this is my first child! I know this is by no means a blog about pregnancy, but I am so very excited for any and all blog posts about pregnancy! Hopefully, I’ll get to read a few new ones from you before my little one is born in December. As a first time mom, I’m constantly looking for advice from other moms I trust.
    Again, congratulations, Katie!

  14. Krystal Avatar

    Congratulations Katie. On behalf of my family(who you’ve helped in so many ways up until this point) here’s one of our lullabies for you and the newest member of your family!

    It’s called ‘Time For Bed” and it might put you to sleep as well!

    Once again, congrats. And keep us posted!

  15. Sarah Avatar

    Congratulations!! We have 5 here and are done, unless the Lord were to intervene somehow ? I hope this is an easy and uneventful pregnancy for you! Much happiness and many blessings to you!

  16. Annie Avatar

    We announced that we were expecting our 2nd child with a bill invoice. Previously my mother-in-law had declared to me that she was putting her order in for another grand baby. So I made a real looking bill of sale for a baby. It said things like “expected ship date around July 26” and it was being shipped from heaven’s address, Unknown bill total, and quantity expected to be 1 but maybe more. It was so fun and our family got quite a kick from it.

  17. Kate Avatar

    Congratulations! Children are such a blessing. Our son was born at what looked like the worst time to have a baby. Nothing could be further from the truth, he was exactly what we needed. He is a gift. I’m so happy that you are so blessed. I love your blog and your pregnancy ebook was so very helpful to me, thank you for all you do.

  18. Juli Avatar

    Super Congrats!!!! We are also expecting a little one. This will be our third and I’m due in April! BABIES ARE GREAT! 😀 I’m psyched for any pregnancy advice from you and eagerly await it. I agree, that although you’ve been on the baby train before, a refresher or new info is (mostly) welcome. I hope you have a spectacular pregnancy.

  19. Sarah Avatar

    Congratulations! Nothing like a pregnancy announcement to make my day! My husband is the youngest of six. I always tell my mother-in-law that I am so glad she decided to go for the 6th! We have the greatest family get togethers, and all of our kids have an age mate cousin or two to hang with. Our two oldest nieces just headed off to college together at the same school. You sure have a ton to look forward too!

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