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20 creative ways to announce your pregnancy

Section: Pregnancy

We all love a good pregnancy announcement, but when it comes to your own what do you do?

If you're ready to make that big announcement yet you have no idea how to share the delightful news, then you might be in need of a little inspiration. While there are hundreds of places you can look for ideas, we searched for the best pregnancy announcements on Pinterest that will make for a great memory to add to the family photo album. 

From promoting your children or pets to 'big bros/sisters', to Christmas baubles for the future grandparents, we've narrowed down the best ways to announce you're expecting! 

The best pregnancy announcement ideas:

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1) The due date

Keep your announcement simple with this gorgeous little photo. All you need is a calender, circle the due date, a scan photo and maybe a flower or two! You could even include a cuddle toy to give your little one when they arrive. 

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2) Little one hatching

This would be a cute little announcement if you're sharing the news around Easter! 

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3) Eviction notice

If you have a little one who still sleeps in a cot, this creative and funny way to announce your pregnancy will have everyone smiling... except maybe for the evictee! 

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4) Baby preparation

If you want to make your looking for a pregnancy announcement that's a lot different to balloons, baby vests and pregnancy scans, why not go for something a little more funny and head to the baby aisle of your local store? It'd make a fun memory that everyone will love - it's very creative! 

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5) Baby on board

You will probably be needing a baby on board sign anyway, so why not get creative with it and use it to announce your pregnancy? You don't just have to be at a beach, you could go to the park, pop it in your car or even hold it over your little bump! 

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6) Get knitting

What better way to surprise future grandmas than with the old cliche that all grannies knit? It'll be a wonderful surprise and who knows, you might get a few baby shoes and hats knitted for you too! 

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7) Big little, littlest little

When announcing to those closest to you and you already have a little one already, why not pop them in a 'big bro/sis' t-shirt and tell your family to read their top? It even makes for a cute picture if you get a matching baby grow ready for your latest addition! 

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8) Player 1, Player 2 and Player 3

For the families that love playing games, this announcement would be perfect for you! With the third player 'loading' you could even add how many weeks you are as 'loading, 15%'.

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9) The four-legged siblings

Have a dog or cat? Why not involve them in the announcement sharing their promotion to big brother or sister!

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10) Keep it simple

Instead of trying to come up with the most effective and expensive pregnancy announcement, why not keep it simple with a picture of your family with a baby scan? 

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11) A baby is coming...

For the Game of Thrones fans, why not announce your little heir to the throne with inspiration from the show?  

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12) Expecting a little pumpkin

If you're due in October or found out you're expecting in Autumn, this creative way to announce your pregnancy is perfect for an autumnal theme. 

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13) Halloween party outfit

Attending a family or friends Halloween party? Why not create a pregnancy inspired costume to make your announcement all the more memorable? 

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14) Every superhero needs a sidekick

If you already have a little one and are looking for a fun way to announce your pregnancy, why not use icon duos to announce it? There's tonnes of choices, Batman and Robin, Thing 1 and Thing 2 - take your pick! 

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15) Mug announcement

Somethings brewing... Surprise your family and friends when they're visiting with a heat changing mug to announce your pregnancy. What better way to find out the amazing news than over a cuppa tea? 

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16) Grandparents bauble gift

Before making your announcement to the world, why not get the grandparents-to-be a gift to remember at Christmas? 

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17) 'Say goodbye to silent nights'

This light-hearted pregnancy announcement is ideal when sharing your delightful news at Christmas.

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18) Eating for two

When you're pregnant you are eating for two, so why not play on the phrase and get your partner involved too? 

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19) Use Christmas decorations

Have you found out you're expecting a little miracle around Christmas? Get creative with Christmas baubles! You could even have some personalised that will last a lifetime.

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20) Expected to pop!

A fun and cheap way to announce your pregnancy is using balloons! It's creative and still makes for a great announcement.

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  • Author: Samantha Ball Samantha Ball
  • Job Title: Freelance writer

Samantha is a mum of one, in a house full of boys and became a volunteer at a Hospice at 11 years old, helping to fundraise for 10 years. Her hobbies are long hikes, coffee tasting, and being a bit of an *obsessive* cleaner.

She also runs a blog Student Mum Diaries about what it’s like to be a student mum, offering help and advice, too.

 

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