If you've already told your partner you're pregnant, you might now be thinking about ways to announce your pregnancy to your wider circle.
If you're ready to make that big announcement yet you have no idea how to share the delightful news with your family and friends, then you might be in need of a little inspiration. While there are hundreds of places you can look for pregnancy announcement ideas, we gathered together the best ones 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 puzzles for future grandparents, we've narrowed down lots of creative ways to tell family you're pregnant both online and in person.
Announcing pregnancy ideas
1) The due date
Keep your announcement simple by recreating this gorgeous photo. All you need is a calendar (with the due date circled), a scan photo and maybe a flower or two! You could even include a cuddle toy to give your little one when they arrive.
2) Little one hatching
Although it may be a little fiddly to arrange, this would be a cute little announcement if you're sharing the news around Easter!
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!
4) Baby preparation
If you're looking for a pregnancy announcement that differs from balloons, baby vests and pregnancy scans, why not go for something a little more humorous and head to the baby aisle of your local store? It'd make a fun memory that everyone will love.
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!
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!
7) Big little, littlest little
If 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 romper ready for your latest addition!
8) Player 1, Player 2 and Player 3
9) The four-legged siblings
Have a dog or cat? If they're happy to get involved, include them in the announcement by sharing their promotion to big brother or sister!
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?
11) A baby is coming...
For Game of Thrones or House of the Dragon fans, why not announce your little heir to the throne with inspiration from the popular HBO shows?
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.
13) Halloween party outfit
Attending a family or friend's Halloween party? We love this pregnancy-inspired costume to make your announcement all the more memorable.
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 are tonnes of choices: Batman and Robin, Thing 1 and Thing 2 - take your pick!
15) 'Say goodbye to silent nights'
This light-hearted pregnancy announcement is ideal when sharing your delightful news at Christmas.
16) Eating for two
A common excuse (albeit untrue!) when you're pregnant is that you are eating for two, so why not play on the phrase and get your partner involved as well.
17) 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.
18) 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.
19) Lets get eating!
We’re 100 per cent certain friends will be very appreciative of this pregnancy announcement. After all, who doesn’t love a good doughnut?
20) Tell their fortune
If you're planning to have a Chinese takeaway, crack out the fortune cookies. Make sure you pop one in your own plate (so it doesn’t look suspicious) then add this personalised one from Etsy on your friends or family member's plate. Then sit back and wait for their reaction.
21) Play with paperclips
If you’re announcing your pregnancy over text, this is a really creative and fun way to do it. Just get some paperclips and arrange them to suit your current family situation and send over a photo to your desired contacts with an intriguing message, such as "we’ve got some news" and see what their reactions are.
22) You've been promoted to...
If you have a sister who loves a brew, then we’re sure she’ll be appreciative of this announcement present. It could even work for those friends who you pick as family too.
23) Coming soon
We love this simple, but sweet, pregnancy announcement. It could work for telling your partner, friends or family.
24) I solemnly swear I’ve been up to no good
Harry Potter fans (and anyone with a sense of humour) will love this cheeky baby announcement.
25) 'The fourth is with us'
Families who are fans of Star Wars and already have a child can announce the news of their new youngling with this super cool DIY t-shirt.
26) Spell it out
Any Scrabble fans in the house? We think this looks really cool. Just write out your announcement on the board and leave it somewhere quite visible in the house to see which friends and family pick up on it first.
27) Scratch Card announcement
Who doesn't like taking part in the odd scratch card? This realistic set of six is very different though and will instead reveal your exciting news.
28) Photo announcement Christmas card
If you're after a nice simple way to tell your news, this sweet Christmas card has a small envelope on the front which will house your baby's scan (which makes for a lovely keepsake).
29) Reveal mug
Something's brewing... Surprise your family and friends when they're visiting with this mug which announces your pregnancy at the bottom. What better way to find out the amazing news than over a cup of tea?
30) Nanny coaster reveal
Sticking with the drinks theme, this coaster is a lovely present to gift a lucky Nanny-to-be and will make her smile every time she puts down her beverage.
31) Puzzle baby announcement
If your relative loves a good puzzle, what about telling them your news with this colourful lightweight wooden puzzle. It comes packaged in a small canvas bag, to keep your puzzle safe and tidy, ready for gifting.