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How to Tell Your Partner You're Pregnant

Telling your partner you're pregnant is such a memorable experience. We've put together a list of our favorite pregnancy announcement ideas for telling your husband or partner you're pregnant that are sure to build memories for a lifetime.
Telling Your Husband You're Pregnant
Updated: December 1, 2022

Finding out you're pregnant is one of the most exciting times of your life. You may have been surprised to hear the big news or perhaps you've been planning for quite some time. Whatever the case, getting the positive pregnancy test means you have to start thinking about fun ways to make your pregnancy announcement to your husband or partner.

More: Our Favorite Pregnancy Announcement Ideas

Whether you're a first-time momma or have some experience, you want your baby announcement to be memorable.

If you're stuck about how you're going to make your grand pregnancy reveal, here are some pregnancy announcement ideas to let your man know he's going to be a new dad.

1. Create a Scavenger Hunt

When it comes to unique ways to make your pregnancy announcement, this one is at the top of the list. You can do this outside or inside your home, depending on where you live and the season. Whatever the case, leave baby-related clues and items and see if he can figure out what's going on.

You can leave a onesie, booties, your positive pregnancy test, or whatever else you think will get the message across. One clue can even be your due date if you have it already. Some guys may get what's going on right away while others will need some more clues to get the hint.

2. Tell Him with a T-Shirt

Guys love t-shirts, so why not add to his collection and let him know he's going to be a new dad with a special printable message? You can visit a screen printer and provide your own unique message, or you can check out sites like Amazon or Etsy for some fun ideas. You can take this in any direction you'd like. The goal is to make it fun and to be creative.

3. Buy Him a New Pair of Shoes...Baby Shoes

You can let your hubby know he's going to take on the role of daddy by giving him a shoebox. Surprise him and tell him you just bought him a new pair of shoes. When he goes to open the box he'll see a pair of baby shoes. Surprise! This is one of several cute ways to make your pregnancy announcement.

4. Leave the Pregnancy Test Lying Around on Purpose

Take your positive pregnancy test and leave it in a spot where you know he's going to find it. It could be near his toothbrush or near the coffee maker for when he has his cup of coffee in the morning. Just look for a place where he's bound to see it. When he does and questions you about it, you can make your big reveal.

5. Let Him Reveal His Fortune

If you're big on Chinese food, get him a special fortune cookie with your next delivery. You can get fortune cookies on Amazon that allow you to create your own special message. You can write the due date to let your partner know there's a new baby on the way, or you could just write that his fortune says he's going to be a new dad.

6. Send Him a Diaper Delivery

Order diapers online and get them shipped to your hubby. When he questions his special delivery, you can spill the beans. This is not only one of several creative ways to share your news, but also a practical one because you're going to need those diapers and a lot more once your new baby arrives.

7. Let Your Fur Baby Tell Him

If you have a dog, let him get in on the action as you make your surprise pregnancy announcement. This can be one of the most fun ways to tell your big news. Your dog can fetch a sign that says he's going to have a sibling, or you can write that your partner is going to have a new baby around. We should give you a little disclaimer...there's a chance your fur baby may not play along as you'd like, so have another idea on deck to make your pregnancy announcement.

8. Let the Big Brother or Big Sister Spill the Beans

If you don't mind your kids knowing about the new baby before your hubby, you may consider letting them make your pregnancy announcement. You can get a printable shirt with the message or they can hold a letter board to tell the big news.

9. Have Your Announcement Take the Cake

Who doesn't like a sweet treat? What's sweeter than a cake or some cupcakes letting your partner know that he's going to be a new dad? You can write a message on the cake and let him know what's in store.

10. Let Him Reveal His Winnings

What's a better lottery winning than a new baby? Get him a special scratch-off ticket as your pregnancy reveal. You can get these unique tickets on Amazon and Etsy.

There you have it! Ten creative ideas to tell your hubby he's about to be a new daddy. No matter which route you take, it's bound to be a memorable moment for the two of you. Once you tell your partner, you can focus on the most memorable ways to Announce Your Pregnancy to Grandparents.

Kristina Cappetta

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