Congrats! You’re pregnant! Whether you’ve tried once, or have been trying for a while, that’s exciting news. You might feel like screaming it to the world, telling a random stranger on the bus, or — these days, writing a status update on Facebook or Instagram. But should you announce your pregnancy? Whether you’ve been through pregnancy before or are receiving the plus sign for the first time, you’re probably debating when to tell people.
It’s your decision how public or private you want your pregnancy to be. Some women are so excited that they just can’t hold it in and tell the social media world almost immediately. A concern with this is that if you lose the baby, you will likely have to share that too — and reading all of the “I’m so sorry” comments can be tough. Take Toolz Oniru-Demuren as an example. She announced her pregnancy on Banky W and Adesua Etomi’s introduction ceremony. Unfortunately, she lost the baby a couple of months later.
Other women wait several weeks or months after they’ve told their close friends and family. Some choose not to share the news online at all or share it only after the baby has been born. This is exactly what Mavin female singer, Di’ja did. Her first pregnancy wasn’t shared as she just announced that she was delivered a baby boy. Her second pregnancy was similar as well as she didn’t announce it until the third trimester.
If you do choose to announce the good news to the world of Facebook or Instagram, you should let your close relatives and friends know first out of courtesy. Also, keep in mind who your audience is. If you haven’t told your boss that you’re pregnant yet and you have coworkers on Facebook or Instagram , it’s best to keep it off of Facebook or Instagram until your boss knows.
How To Announce a Pregnancy
Whenever you choose to reveal the wonderful news, remember that there are more ways to announce it than just verbally. Here are some creative ideas for announcing your pregnancy:
Bottomline? It’s entirely up to you to decide. We’ve outlined when other women feel that announcing a pregnancy is appropriate, but this is a personal decision. There’s really no strict right and wrong. Remember to talk to your partner and decide as a team when you both feel comfortable announcing.