How to Announce a Pregnancy to Siblings


Announcing your pregnancy is a thrilling and exciting time, especially when you share the news with your family. If you have close siblings, get them excited and thrilled about becoming an aunt or uncle by announcing your pregnancy to them in a creative, special way. Creative pregnancy announcements show your excitement about becoming a parent, and also shows your siblings how important they are in your life and how much you are looking forward to them being in your child's life.

  • Send an "auntie" or "uncle" card from your unborn child. Send a "just because," or "congratulations" card meant for a child to give to an aunt or uncle. On the inside, write something like, "Can't wait to see you in 8.5 months!" or "see you next June!"

  • Give your siblings an aunt or uncle onesie. Find onesies, or baby bodysuits, that have fun and cute sayings, such as "I love my auntie!" or, "my uncle is hot!" as a gift.

  • Send out "Save the Date," or invitation cards with your due date and the hospital or other location you plan on giving birth. On the inside, start the invitation with "the presence of Aunt Jennifer is requested at..."

  • Give your sibling's children "big cousin" t-shirts. If your siblings have kids, when visiting, pull them to the side, put the t-shirt on them and wait for your siblings to notice.

  • Use a holiday theme. If you are announcing your pregnancy around a certain holiday, plan your annoucement to your siblings around it. For example, for Easter, give your siblings plastic Easter eggs with a note inside that says something like "hatching this August." For Christmas, make Christmas Cards with a picture of your ultrasound and use the computer to put a tiny Santa hat on the ultrasound, near the head if you can tell at the stage you are at. The card could say, "Ask Santa to hold onto my gift for another 8 months!," or "Santa's gift to Uncle Joe won't be here until June!"

Tips & Warnings

  • Discuss with your doctor and your partner the optimal time to tell family members about your pregnancy. Depending on your health and body, some doctors might advise waiting until you are out of the most vulnerable time in your pregnancy.
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