9 Ways to Tell Your Partner You're Pregnant

The excitement of finding out that you’re pregnant—whether it’s your first or fifth pregnancy—is hard to conceal. Instead of blurting out the good news, see our tips on cute, creative, and fun ways of telling your husband or partner you are pregnant. Here are a few of our ideas to help you find a memorable way to tell your partner they’re going to be a parent.

Cute Ways to Tell Your Partner You’re Pregnant

  • Table for three. One of the cute ways to announce your special news is to make dinner reservations at a restaurant and ask that the kitchen staff write 'Congratulations' in chocolate or fruit purée on your partner’s dessert plate. If you’ve been trying to get pregnant, he might work out the reason behind the message quickly, but if this baby is a happy surprise, you can play coy until he guesses correctly.

  • Conspiring with the kids. If this is not your first pregnancy, let future siblings break the news. Make a pregnancy announcement shirt by decorating a T-shirt using fabric markers and paints for your older child or children that says 'Big Brother' or ‘Big Sister’ on the front. Dress them in it and ask them to find their father (or wait until he gets home). Listen from another room as your partner processes the message and be ready for a huge hug when he finds where you’re hiding.

  • The fluffy messenger. Enlist a little help from the furry members of your household. Put a sign around your dog’s collar saying ‘You’re going to be a daddy’.

Creative Ways to Announce Your Pregnancy to Your Husband or Partner

  • Unwrapping the bundle. Get creative with your pregnancy announcement by greeting your partner at the breakfast table with a decorative ribbon tied around your waist and a gift tag attached to it. Ask them to unwrap the present and take the tag, where the words 'I’m Pregnant' are written.

  • Let the cake do the talking. Bake a cake and write, 'I’m Pregnant' on the top in icing. Casually place it on the table following dinner one evening and just watch the reaction.

  • Tummy talk. Write it on your tummy with a marker. You can keep the announcement simple with ‘I’m pregnant’ or you can apply a bit of humour with ’10% loading’ or any other baby-related puns. If you want to play with numbers, find out how far along you are with our due date calculator.

Fun Ways to Tell Your Husband or Partner You’re Pregnant

  • Happy snap. For a family fun pregnancy announcement, get the whole family together for a lunch or a picnic and ask them to get together for a family snap. When everyone is poised to say ‘cheese’ say ‘I’m pregnant’ as you click the camera. That way you’ll have everyone’s reaction captured on camera.

  • The bun pun. For a creative way to tell your partner you’re pregnant, literally place a bun into the oven. When your partner comes home, say there is something sweet in the oven and wait for the penny to drop.

  • Say it with a joke. There’s no reason why you can’t use a bit of humour to surprise your husband or partner with your pregnancy. Make a funny pregnancy reveal card you can leave in a surprise location or give it directly to your partner. Maybe come up with a cute stick drawing of your future family, as if it were drawn by a child, or make a joke coupon, like, ‘Free nappy changing classes, redeemable in 8 months’. Once you’ve told your partner, why not make a few fun pregnancy announcement cards for family, friends, and colleagues?

Whichever way you choose to share your happy news, try not to worry too much about props and details – it doesn’t have to be picture-perfect. Be prepared for the unexpected: your partner might be a little slow to catch on, or those first reactions might be different from what you had in mind. As with all important, carefully planned moments, glitches are bound to occur, but if they do, remember: this will be a great story in a few years’ time.

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