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5 Ways You Should NOT Announce a Pregnancy

Posted: 06/29/2012 12:17 pm

Written by Devan McGuinness for Babble.com.

I am starting to get a bit discouraged about this whole getting pregnant thing. Well, more specifically staying pregnant -- which is our struggle. I am trying not to dwell too much on the cycle after cycle of not-the-best-news, so I have been focusing my energy on the more positive things, including how we will announce the pregnancy of our last child when that happens.

There are some totally cute ways and it's even more fun now that there is the whole social media aspect. When I was pregnant with my other children social media wasn't a huge part of my life, but now with all these ideas all over the internet on fun ways to announce, it has me excited.

With all the ideas and choices come some of the tackiest and cheesiest ideas too. I totally get that there is this whole "to each their own" thing when it comes to this stuff, but some of the announcements out there are just tacky!

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  • On Facebook

    So, you tell all your close friends and family and then it's time to share it with the (social media) world. It's cute and acceptable to make a photo or a status. What you don't do is create a whole new profile for your not-yet-born baby and send out friend requests. It's totally tacky and weird!

  • In A Public Cheesy Video

    Yes, this is kind of cute & you can see how excited they are, but it's pretty tacky. It feels like they were trying to be the next Rebecca Black made famous by something mega cheesy.

  • Written Everywhere

    Who wants to hear that you're pregnant from your underwear? I am hoping that <a href="http://www.etsy.com/listing/69515354/im-pregnant-panty" target="_hplink">this product</a> was developed only to tell your partner, but who knows. If someone wants to share their news this way, I wouldn't put it past them to show everyone.

  • During Someone Else's Big Event

    People get all kinds of excited about pregnancy announcements, especially so if it's been highly anticipated. You should never announce your pregnancy during someone else's big day, like a wedding. It's rude and tacky to take the spotlight off the person being celebrated.

  • Sending Out Cards

    There are cards for <em>everything</em>, do we really need them for letting people know you've got a baby on the way? Save postage for the baby shower invites, the (cheesy) gender reveal invites and the baby announcement cards.

  • More On Babble

    <br>For the rest of this slideshow, <a href="http://blogs.babble.com/being-pregnant/2012/06/24/how-tacky-6-ways-to-not-to-announce-a-pregnancy/" target="_hplink">click over to Babble.com</a>.</br> <br><strong>MORE ON BABBLE</strong></br> <a href="http://www.babble.com/pregnancy/giving-birth/father-quotes-birth-funny-delivery-room/father-quotes-birth-funny-delivery-room-1/" target="_hplink">25 ways husbands embarrass their wives in the delivery room</a><br> <a href="http://blogs.babble.com/kid-scoop/2012/02/27/20-ways-to-snub-your-lover/" target="_hplink">20 funny excuses women give to get out of sex</a><br> <a href="http://blogs.babble.com/being-pregnant/2011/08/10/10-more-disturbing-baby-shower-cakes-the-worst-yet/" target="_hplink">The 10 most disturbing baby shower cakes... EVER</a>

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