If you have stared at a pregnancy test and seen those two lines pop, there is a good chance you are dying to share the good news with your family and friends. That’s where social media comes in. Sharing your pregnancy announcement on social media has become so common nowadays it’s all but expected, but it’s also an announcement you want to get just right.
So, how do you announce a pregnancy on social media? There are loads of ways to announce your pregnancy on social media and each one differs depending on the specific social accounts you have. You might want to go with an image-heavy announcement approach, or maybe you love a good video.
The great thing about social media pregnancy announcements is that it’s all about what feels true to you.
So if you’re hoping to announce your pregnancy on social media, I’ve created a quick little guide to help you create the perfect announcement for your little bundle of joy with your friends and family.
- 1 What Do You Say In A Pregnancy Announcement On Social Media?
- 2 Things Not To Say In A Pregnancy Announcement On Social Media
- 3 Things To Consider Before Announcing Pregnancy On Social Media
What Do You Say In A Pregnancy Announcement On Social Media?
Finding you out you are pregnant is one of the most exciting times for a couple, and figuring out what to say to announce your pregnancy on social media to all of your loved ones can feel like a tricky task.
First of all, this is all about what is personal to you. Don’t feel as though you have to write a specific paragraph or sentence if it doesn’t feel authentic to you.
You may have struggled to get pregnant, or this could have been a complete and unexpected surprise. Whatever your circumstances, this is your time to share what your heart feels.
If you have already told people you are expecting, make sure you ask them to keep it to themselves until you have had the chance to announce it yourself.
People get very excited about pregnancies and often take it upon themselves to tell the world their good news.
Examples Of What To Say
Here are some examples of sweet pregnancy quotes you could say in your online pregnancy announcement if a heartfelt essay just isn’t your vibe.
- Roses are red; love is sweet, and our family is growing by two tiny feet.
- A grand adventure is about to begin…in (birth month and year)
- After every storm, there is a rainbow. Expecting our rainbow baby (birth month and year)
- All because two people fell in love
- Oops, we did it again (for second child)
- Looks like Netflix and Chill went a little too far.
- S*** just got real
- Mum and Dad are getting us a human (use a picture of your fur babies for your first child announcement)
- Pretty soon, we’ll need a minivan
- We’re adding another to the family
- In (month), our family will hear the pitter-patter of tiny feet,
- Life will always find a way (Jurassic Park quote, great for a rainbow baby announcement),
If you love a little extra fun, you could always use a fun riddle to announce your pregnancy.
Not only will it get your friends and family involved in uncovering your announcement, but it is also just a good bit of fun.
- What is tiny, causing me lots of grief, and will make its appearance in (birth month).
- I’m small but very important. I’m free to make but expensive to maintain. I’m noticeable, but you cannot see me. What am I?
- What does a chef who’s baking a dinner roll and I have in common?
- I can bring a smile to your face, A tear to your eye, or even a thought to your mind. But I can’t be seen. What am I?
- What gets a shower but doesn’t get wet?
“Snowflakes and hot chocolate,
And children with toys.
I can’t imagine a more special time,
To announce our bundle of joy.”
“One is great, two is fun, so why not add another one?”
“Our family wasn’t quite complete until we had two more tiny baby feet.”
“We prayed for you,
With all our faith,
Then kept you a secret,
Until you are safe.
At twelve weeks,
I’m now ready to say,
We’re expecting a baby,
Six months away.”
“We waited for a while,
To share our lovely news.
It looks like we’ll be shopping,
For some tiny, little shoes.”
Things Not To Say In A Pregnancy Announcement On Social Media
Although your pregnancy announcement will be personal to you, there are probably a few things you should avoid including in your post.
One big no-no is to avoid mentioning any exes. This seems like a given, but sometimes it can be hard not to use pregnancy as a big FU to an ex that hurt you.
However, this is not the time to put the focus on people who are no longer in your life.
This goes for old friends who are no longer in your life and even family members you may have cut ties with. Avoid involving them in your announcement at all.
Another thing to avoid including in your online pregnancy announcement is the baby’s name.
There are a few reasons for this. One, you may change your mind. Most people announce that they are expecting as early as twelve weeks.
That leaves a lot of time to fall out of love with the first name you have picked for your baby. The other reason is that people love to have opinions.
A name that you love may be a name that someone else hates, and they may not be shy about letting you know and trying to change your mind.
Things To Consider Before Announcing Pregnancy On Social Media
You’ve found out that you are pregnant, and you are so excited to share the good news with all of your friends and family, but there are a few things you might want to consider when planning your announcement.
Consider The Platform
The social media platform you choose to announce your pregnancy on will influence how you announce your impending parenthood.
The top three social media platforms where people connect with their friends and family are Facebook, Instagram, and even TikTok.
However, each platform is different, and the way you announce your big news will be very different.
Is where most of your older generation family will be, as well as all your other personal family and friends.
Although you have the option to include an image or even a video, it will be all about your written word here.
Has always been a platform for images and aesthetics.
You may find that your older family members don’t have an Instagram account. A lot of people will cross over their Facebook announcement to Instagram as the same format can work very well here.
However, you do have to include an image on an Instagram post.
You can be creative here with photos of your pregnancy scan, your pets, or even just you and your partner.
Although it is the new kid on the block and not all your friends and family may be here, is a really fun platform to announce your pregnancy on.
However, if you’re not comfortable with a video format or just don’t want to take the time to edit a video, you may not want to venture here for your announcement.
Consider Your Images
Your images will catch the attention of your followers, friends, and family members.
You can go classic with a picture of your ultrasound, a fun letter board announcement, or perhaps even an image of some tiny booties next to you and your partners.
Get creative and have fun with this.
You can search google, Instagram hashtags, or even on TikTok (which seems to be working very well as a search engine) to see what others are doing.
Consider Your Timing
Your timing will be intrinsic to your pregnancy announcement.
You won’t want to announce too early in your pregnancy.
Any time before 12 weeks can be a bit of a hairy time to announce a pregnancy because miscarriages usually happen during these weeks, and you aren’t going to want to have to announce that.
It’s a difficult time that you may not want to share with others.
You’ll also want to avoid announcing your pregnancy during an important moment in another friend’s or family member’s life.
It can seem a little thoughtless, and all that joy you have may be misinterpreted or even ignored.
Consider Your Audience
Some people may be offended to hear that you are expecting through a social media post.
Immediate family like your parents and siblings will more than likely rather hear it face to face.
Also, make sure you tell your partner before announcing it to the world. It sounds silly, but some people do get so excited that they just blast it out on social media before anyone else finds out.
If you have a friend or family member who has struggled to get pregnant, you may want to let them know personally before announcing anything.
Although they will be happy for you, this can be a tough time for them too.
My other social media announcement guides you may be interested in:
- How To Announce Pregnancy On Facebook [Or Other Social Media]
- How To Announce Engagement On Facebook [Or Other Social Media]
- How To Announce Marriage On Facebook [The Right Way]
Hey, I’m Allison – a recent bride, an expectant mother and the chief editor here at Everlasting Occasion. Here I document all the knowledge and experience I accumulated while researching and planning my dream wedding and ahead of our new baby. Here, I try to answer those many questions couples have when planning their dream wedding, while equally, helping expectant parents ahead of their new arrival!