When Should you Announce your Pregnancy on Social Media?

As social media plays such a huge part in our lives, it is no surprise that announcing your pregnancy online becomes a big part of the process.

Social media is a great way to communicate with family, friends and loved ones, especially when there is news as big and exciting as this. So, when should you announce your pregnancy on social media – is there a wrong or a right time?

The answer to this question will differ from person to person, as we all have our own way of communicating and living. However, there are a few  tips and suggestions to keep in mind, if you’re planning on spreading the word.

How do you want to announce your pregnancy?

Most people like to wait until the end of the first trimester/12-week mark before they make their public announcement.

Some people will want to announce their pregnancy sporadically, telling different people at different times and spreading out their timing. Others may want to keep it a secret until they are far along with a  beautiful bump. Some may also have specific people in mind that they would like to tell in person or over the phone, instead of the news spreading online. 

As everyone is different, the ‘how’ will impact the time that you want to make your announcement on social media.

What social media platform do you have in mind?

What platform you use to tell everyone also plays a big role. How you go about wording it is completely up to you. You may only want friends and family to see it – for example, through using Facebook’s customisation settings.

 If you’re a visual poster, you may plan to create an Instagram post or story that your followers can respond to. If you’re more of a text-based person, you might be better suited to wording it all up on Facebook or Twitter where your followers can publicly comment or privately inbox you.

No matter how you do it, remember that this is a big time in your life, and everyone will react differently. You will get a lot of attention, so make sure you’re ready for that, and for everyone to know your situation.

Overall, take your time, plan out your post and enjoy the beginning of this wonderful celebration with your loved ones. If you’re not feeling comfortable with letting everyone know, there is no harm in holding fire and doing so at a time that’s right for you.

Remember, you don’t even have to post anything at all!