by Pregnancy.org Staff
Shhh...you have a secret to tell (or not). You might choose to tell only a small group of people in your first trimester or maybe you're wanting to shout it out to the whole world! Take your pick from these innovative ideas or create your own unique plan to share the news you're having a baby. Get ready for the smiles, hugs and happy tears. We're positive you'll find at least one way to do it!
Take advantage of a holiday: If you happen to be in your first trimester near a holiday, you've got it made!
My husband wrote a poem of our lives and then added about our new addition at the end. We had each of our mother's read the poems at our family gatherings for Christmas. ~Deidre, FaceBook fan
Share the news with help: Enlist a child, pet or even a website to help spread the word!
My mom saw our son's "big brother" shirt and started laughing and then gave him a big hug and then she started crying. Then I started crying! ~Jennifer, Pregnancy.org member
Announce your news at a gathering: You've got everyone together, now is your chance! Tip: Have a trusted friend who is "in the know" catch the announcement and reactions on video.
We'd moved and planned a housewarming to show all the family around our new house, saving the nursery for the very last. In there I had a big poster board saying, "Welcome Baby, coming in June." Everyone was screaming and hugging. It was so fun. ~Annie
Customized products: From announcement cards to sports event tickets that look and feel like the real thing to themed fortune cookies, your imagination's the only limit.