Finding out you’re expecting is big news. You’ll want to shout it from the rooftops! Some women want to tell family and friends right away, while others choose to wait a few weeks before making the big announcement.

But whenever you do decide to share your exciting news, here are our 56 best pregnancy announcement ideas.

Pregnancy Announcement Ideas For Your Partner

Of course your partner will be the first one you share the news with. If you want to wait a day or two and make it a surprise or find some quick DIY options, here are a few ideas.

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1) Daddy T-shirt

Make your partner a shirt that says “Daddy.” Then walk in the room wearing your “Mommy” shirt while giving your partner with his special gift.

2) Cake Topper

Whip up your partner’s favorite dessert and include a cake topper with something along the lines of “We’re Having A Baby!”

3) Pet Shirt

Create or order a shirt for your pet. Place the shirt on your pet and have your pet greet your partner when they come through the door.

4) Sparkling Fruit Juice Label

Feeling bubbly? Create a bottle label with your announcement. Then pour a glass of sparkling fruit juice for you and your partner.

They may be a little confused once they notice it’s a non-alcoholic beverage. Then reveal the label and they’ll definitely want a real drink to celebrate this special surprise!

5) Impromptu Photo Shoot

Ask a photographer to take a picture of you and your partner standing back-to-back. Create a sign that says, “I’m pregnant” and put a finger over your mouth. Have them turn around to read the news.

They’ll be grateful for the photoshoot once their reaction is caught on camera!

couple planning their pregnancy announcement

6) “What’s Cooking?” Pregnancy Announcement

Sooner or later, your man will open the fridge for food or a drink. Leave him a little treat in there to see if he catches on. This “little treat” could be your positive pregnancy test or a fun note or poem that reveals your announcement.

7) Scavenger Hunt

All men love a good hunt. Leave clues and riddles for him throughout your house. Place your pregnancy test, baby shoes, or onesie next to the last clue with a catchy phrase that will leave him speechless!

8) Eating For Two Bowl

As you’re settling in for breakfast, whip out your “Eating For Two” bowl. Subtly eat your cereal or oatmeal out of your reveal bowl or wave it in his face if you don’t think he’ll catch on to your hint.

Either way, it will be a breakfast to remember!

9) Pregnancy Reveal Card

Greet your partner with a pregnancy reveal card as they come through the door: “You plus me equals three.” This card is the perfect simple pregnancy announcement for your new addition!

10) Pregnancy Bookmark

Do you have a book lover on your hands? If so, make him a bookmark that says, “I’m pregnant!” or “We’re expecting!” and sneak it in his current read. Not much can make him put his book down, but this definitely will!

11) Under Construction

Before your significant other makes his way through the door, block off a room in your house with caution tape and a sign that says, “Nursery Under Construction: Opening (fill in your due date).”

Pregnancy Announcement Ideas For The Grandparents

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12) Handwritten Note

Write a note about your parents’ promotion to grandparents on plain stationery. Fancy it up as much or as little as you want. Either way, they’ll be thrilled with the news.

Make sure you hand-deliver the note. You wouldn’t want to miss their reaction!

13) Baby Onesie

Are any special occasions coming up? If so, create a onesie with your announcement to deliver as a present.

14) Coffee Mug Surprise

Serve up their favorite beverage in Grandma and Grandpa mugs. Surprise!

15) Pregnancy Announcement Card

“What Do You Get For The Parents Who Have Everything? A baby!” This sweet card will get your announcement out in a fun way!

16) Pregnancy Announcement Shirt

Shock the grandparents-to-be with this not-so-subtle announcement!

If you’re visiting them soon, reveal your exciting news in a big way by wearing a shirt that says, “Happiness Is Being A Grandparent!”

17) Pregnancy Announcement Calendar

Create a calendar for the new grandma and grandpa. Mark your due date and add a memorable picture. Tell them to open up to the month that you’re due.

They’ll really have something to look forward to!

18) Pregnancy Announcement Puzzle

Order a premade puzzle that says, “Surprise! You’re going to be grandparents!” Hand-deliver the puzzle and watch them put it together. Keep an eye on them because you’re sure to find a puzzling look on their faces!

19) Countdown Blocks

Ready to reveal the news to the soon-to-be grandparents? Gift them with grandparent countdown blocks: “32 weeks until we’re grandparents!”

They can switch out the numbers each week for a cute way to keep track of your pregnancy.

20) Grandparents Promotion

Make the grandparents-to-be a promotion sign. Put a few pieces of wood together and grab your paint! Write on the wooden sign, “The Best Parents Get Promoted To Grandparents.”

21) Ornament Pregnancy Announcement

If Christmas is around the corner, gift them with a sweet ornament to add to their tree. It’ll be a gift that keeps on giving!

Pregnancy Announcement Ideas With Older Children

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22) Gaming Announcement

Calling all video game parents! Have your child dress up as a video game character, give them a board to hold with the title of Player One Ready. Stand your child next to another board with the title of Player Two Pressing Start and add your due date at the bottom.

Take a picture of this cute reveal to send out to family and friends!

23) Only Child Expiring

Create a shirt or sign with this saying and take a picture of your child. Their spot as the only child has expired, making this a bittersweet moment!

24) Promoted To Middle Child

You can also put this saying on a sign or a shirt to share your reveal. Third time’s a charm! No longer the youngest child, they’ve been promoted to the middle child.

25) Eviction Notice

If you have a young child at home and you are expecting, place an eviction notice on their crib and snap a picture as a way to share with the world that you’re expecting.

26) Sidewalk-Chalk Announcement

Take a picture of your child with the news written in chalk — Big Sister or Big Brother. This is a fun bonding activity for you and your oldest.

27) Hello, Baby!

Is there really a baby in there? Have your picture taken as your child talks to your belly through a can and a string. Your family and friends will love this vintage announcement!

28) To-Do Checklist

Create a to-do checklist on a board for your child and take their picture with the list to send out to loved ones. Crawling, check. Walking, check. Talking, check. Big brother/sister, check!

29) Everyone Needs A Sidekick

Have a princess or superhero at home? Dress them up in their favorite princess or superhero outfit and announce that they have a sidekick coming soon!

30) Training Day

If you’re expecting baby number three, have your oldest set up a training session for your soon-to-be middle child. Your youngest child will get schooled by your oldest in this Big Sibling Training Class!

Have your oldest dress up like a teacher while your current youngest is sitting at a desk in front of the chalkboard with the name of the class — Big Sibling Training Class — written on the board.

31) Been There, Done That

Your children are passing the baton in the older sibling department! For baby number four, make posters for your three children:

  1. Been There
  2. Done That
  3. Now It’s My Turn: Being Promoted to Big (Sibling)

32) A Seat At The Table

Whether this is baby number two for you or baby number 12, pull up a seat for this one!

Gather your family around the table and snap a photo. Caption the photo, “There’s Always Room At Our Table!” The more the merrier.

Cute And Creative Pregnancy Announcement Ideas

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33) Beach Announcement

Just another day at the beach? Wear a beach hat with the words “Baby On Board” on the brim. You’ll get a double-take for sure! Or write your announcement in the sand and send it to your family and friends.

34) Baby Shoes

Who can resist baby shoes? Take full advantage of the cuteness of baby shoes by posing with them next to your own shoes in a portrait.

35) Simple Yet Charming

An elegant outfit with a wooden sign is a simple but charming idea to reveal your pregnancy announcement.

36) Bump Ahead

Strike a pose by a street sign as a simple yet funny way to announce your pregnancy through a picture.

37) Book Ideas

Can’t get your head out of a book? Well, with this announcement, you won’t have to! Are You My Mother?, What To Expect When You’re Expecting, and others are ways to subtly share the news.

Funny Pregnancy Announcement Ideas

happy expectant couple

38) Movie Poster

Break out the popcorn because a new Blockbuster is about to premiere! Create a movie poster with you and your partner sitting in bed with all the food and pregnancy books you can find.

Coming soon! Starring in a new role and based on a true story, these two are featured in the new film “Pregnant”!

39) Something’s Cooking

If you find yourself in the kitchen quite a bit, have family or friends over for a bake-off. Casually let them know by writing in flour that something else is cooking in the oven.

40) Player 3 Has Entered The Game

Here’s another gaming announcement, but this time it’s for the first baby. This way, you’re letting everyone know you’re up for the challenge and ready to reach the next level.

41) All Tied Up And Officially Outnumbered

Is baby number three on the way? Have your little ones tie you and your partner up with a banner titled Outnumbered for a creative pregnancy announcement idea.

42) The Fourth Is With Us!

Are you expecting baby number four? Share this funny Star Wars announcement to break the news.

43) Ice, Ice, Baby

For an inexpensive, fun way to announce your pregnancy, grab two bags of ice. Have your picture taken with your partner holding the bags of ice while you point to your stomach. Ice, Ice, Baby!

Holiday Pregnancy Announcement Ideas

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44) We’re Egg-Specting!

Use a letterboard and some springy decor for a festive pregnancy announcement idea during the Easter season.

45) Hatching In…

If you find yourself on the crafty side, you’ll love this one. Decorate some eggs by stenciling names on the top, including the baby’s. This would make a fun surprise during an Easter egg hunt.

46) Here We Grow Again

This is a seasonal pregnancy announcement idea for spring. Create your announcement on either a letter board or chalkboard and decorate with greenery and flowers.

47) Adding A Pumpkin To Our Patch

Fall is in the air, and you can’t wait to start decorating with pumpkins! Make a display of various sizes of pumpkins labeling them dad, mom, and baby.

48) The Turkey Isn’t The Only Thing In The Oven

Show up to Thanksgiving in your new shirt with this catchy saying. Wait and see how long it takes for others to catch on.

49) Christmas Wish List

Make a Christmas card with your wishlist, putting a baby as the last item on your list. Send them out to your family and friends to show that your wish has come true!

Woman planning a Christmas pregnancy announcement

50) The Stockings Were Hung

So many Christmas card pictures are taken in front of the fireplace with stockings hanging in the background. Throw in a little surprise element by taking a picture with an extra stocking with the word “Baby” on it!

51) Christmas Sneak Peek

Everyone loves a good sneak peek when it comes to Christmas presents!

A baby is a gift in and of itself and one that everyone can enjoy. Share a present with friends and family and write on it: Peek Now, Open (Fill in your due date).

To top off the surprise, leave a picture of your sonogram in the box — if you have one. If not, leave a pair of booties, a onesie, or any other cute baby item!

52) Real Baby

If you have a little girl at home, she probably asked for a baby doll for Christmas. Send out a Christmas card with your little girl holding a sign that says, “I asked Santa for a real baby!”

You and your significant other can stand in the background while you point to your belly.

Twin Pregnancy Announcement Ideas

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53) Eating For Three

For a simple yet effective way to announce your twin pregnancy, create a picture of a bowl of your funny cravings and label it, “Eating For Three.”

54) Picture: Two Are Due

It’s your first picture with your bump! Add this catchy filter to share the news.

55) Double The Love

For a simple yet exciting twin pregnancy announcement, make a sign that says, “Double The Love: Arriving (put in your due date).”

Add in two cute pairs of shoes and take a picture of the shoes in front of the sign to send to all your family and friends.

Or gather them over for dinner and leave the picture in an envelope. Let them open it at the same time. This way, you can see their reaction in person to your exciting announcement!

56) We Have A Message

This announcement is a great way to include the little one you already have running around at home.

Grab a chalkboard and write out four different messages. Then take a picture of your child holding each individual message. You’ll have four pictures in total.

In this order, the messages will say:

  1. Guess What?
  2. I’m Going To Be A Big Brother (or sister).
  3. Mommy’s Due with Baby #2!
  4. And #3!

Skin Care Before And After Your Pregnancy Announcement

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Announcing your pregnancy is an important part of the journey, and so is taking care of your skin. Start with our Maternity Skincare Set, which safely supports and cares for your changing skin.

This set includes our Stretch Marks Cream Fragrance Free and Nursing Comfort Balm. Our Stretch Marks Cream Fragrance Free is specifically formulated to deliver hydration, which helps reduce the appearance of stretch marks during your pregnancy.

This fragrance-free cream nourishes and moisturizes your skin, leaving it comfortable, smooth, and intensely moisturized while soothing sensations of tightness and discomfort.

Our lanolin-free Nursing Comfort Balm soothes and restores your skin to keep it comfortable while nursing. It moisturizes and protects nipples, eases discomfort, and helps to replenish and restore skin during and after breastfeeding.

Go For It!

Child hugging pregnant mom

Now that you have an array of pregnancy announcement ideas, go for it! You can’t go wrong with any of the above choices. Whether you’re announcing the news to your significant other, to the soon-to-be grandparents, or with your other children, it’s all about having fun!

Whether you want to be cute and creative or leave everyone laughing, the choice is yours! From a single pregnancy to twin pregnancies, your family and friends will be over the moon with whatever pregnancy announcement you choose!