The Top 7 Worst Ways to Announce Your Pregnancy

We've seen all sorts of pregnancy announcements, from sweet YouTube videos to custom t-shirts. Here are a few ways to announce pregnancy that we DON'T recommend.

Text Message

Ever been dumped via text or email? It probably didn’t make you feel very special. When your kid asks someday how you broke the news to the family, the story shouldn’t include short keys or SMS charges.

Including your Ultrasound on Holiday Cards

Yes, we’ve actually been on the receiving end of this one. “Happy Holidays, here’s my uterus!” It may seem like a fun play on the baby Jesus theme, but you’re better off keeping the graphics separate from the festive cheer.

With a Stripper

We can see how this idea sounds unique and entertaining, especially if you have a pal with an upcoming bachelor party to take advantage of. “Hey, I’ll have a sexy lady prance around with the guys and announce to my husband that I’ll NEVER look like her again!” Aroused and fatherly are two feelings that just don’t go well hand-in-hand.

Prego My Eggo

Yes, Juno managed to pull off a lot of strange food references in the ultimate adoption movie. But posing with a jar of marinara sauce (Prego sauce–get it?!) or a waffle is NOT funny. Keep the focus on you, not on the refrigerated props.

At your Sister's Wedding

You’ve got the whole family there so why not kill two birds with one stone by giving a big baby-welcoming toast, right? Wrong. Spotlight-stealing isn’t cool. Nobody likes to be one-upped, so you’re better off keeping mum for now.

With Wine

This is another humorous play on the downside of pregnancy, but it often falls flat. “We’ve brought you all our wine since we can’t have it for the next nine months!” Ultimately, this move will leave the pregnant mom feeling a little left out of her own celebration.

The Dad Bump

We have seen WAY too many “dad pregnancy poses” in recent years. Okay, dads. We get it. You drink a six pack a day. That’s really not the same as hovering over the toilet bowl for months on end and growing a human inside your stomach region. But nice try