The line turned pink and you can’t wait to make your pregnancy announcement, but there are a few mistakes you should avoid. The rules are changing these days with cell phones and social media. We have so many ways to connect to each other! Pregnancy announcements are still very personal for a family, so check out these guidelines to keep the drama away from you new mama! These are the mistakes you want to avoid when announcing your pregnancy.
7 Of The Worst Pregnancy Announcement Mistakes To Avoid
1. You Announce By Text
At the very minimum video chat or call with your big news. Your family and friends most likely want to share your excitement. It’s hard to scream and cheer together when you’re reading a text.
2. You Announce On Social Media Before Telling Family And Close Friends
Don’t be this person. Your mom and your best friend want to find out the exciting news from you, not from Facebook. Facebook is great for friends you don’t see very day, but close friends and family need a more personal announcement. Also, watch if you comment in pregnant mom groups online that are open for all your followers and friends to see!
3. You Make The Announcement Too Complicated
Sure it can be funny to be a little tricky with a pregnancy announcement riddle, but if you make things too complicated your friends and family may not be able to guess! Keep things simple and the second they figure it out, everyone will be jumping for joy! This also goes for complicated props, try not to go overboard. Your family wants to celebrate with you! Skip releasing butterflies, confetti cannons, and anything that involves throwing paint if your guests aren’t expecting it!
4. You Steal Someone Else’s Thunder
Picture this, the family is all gathered and together. What a perfect time to announce your pregnancy right? Not if it’s for Julia’s wedding, or Mitchell’s birthday dinner! Don’t announce your pregnancy at someone else’s special event, it steals their spotlight and you may end up with resentment. Arrange your own gathering so everyone can help you celebrate!
5. Someone Else Makes a Big Announcement At The Same Time
You’re sitting down to your families Sunday dinner, and today is going to be the day you make your big announcement! Before you can say baby, your brother proposes to his girlfriend. This is kind of like stealing someone else’s thunder, except this time you didn’t know this other announcement was happening! Bite your tongue and set up a second event to avoid the potential drama.
6. You Announce As You Are Saying Goodbye
Whether you’re wrapping up for the night, or are moving across the country, don’t wait until the end to tell the news! Your family and friends will want to ask you about all the details. Don’t wait until the last mocktail has been cleared and people are making their way to the door.If you have a big move don’t wait for the farewell party to spill the beans!
7. You Announce Too Early
The line turned pink and are you ever so excited! Let’s go call everyone in our phone! Hold the phone, sometimes pregnancy doesn’t always go as planned. It’s best to wait until the end of the first trimester rather than give the same painful explanation over and over again that there were complications, or that it was a false positive. Do this for your own emotional well-being, it will be hard for you emotionally if you announce too early.