Pregnancy Reveal: 18 Ways to Tell a Husband & Family

You have checked and double-checked, in fact you probably tested with 3 home pregnancy kits and still aren’t sure that you believe it. You’re pregnant! Before you start buying your nursery furniture online, you have to tell those who mean the most to you! Here we have compiled a variety of pregnancy reveals, some popular and some original, for you to surprise your sweetie or family with this important news.

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  1. Let your husband know that soon he won’t be the only one watching the big game. Present him with a onesie that sports his favorite team logo. Many sport fans would love something like this University of Michigan sleeper.

  2. See how long it takes him to get the hint when you surprise him with a funny book or movie about pregnancy. Knocked Up will give you both a good laugh after celebrating your excitement. Or boost his ego with the book, My Boys Can Swim!

  3. We all know how much guys love t-shirts. Sure, you tried to make him get rid of all of those fraternity or obscure band t-shirts, but to no avail. For once you can fuel his addiction by buying your man a t-shirt that lets him, and the world, know of your pregnancy reveal. This Best. Dad. Ever. shirt gets the point across without being too cheesy.

  4. Next time you and your husband are out at the mall or the movie theater drag him into the photobooth. He will assume you just want cute kissing photos but you can surprise him with your positive pregnancy test and let the photobooth do the work of capturing his reaction on film. Later, you can copy the strip of photos and send them to out of town relatives and friends as your pregnancy announcement.

  5. Have you seen the Sharpie coffee mugs on Pinterest? We think they are absolutely darling! If your man likes to begin his morning with a cup of joe, have a personalized mug waiting for him by the coffee pot with the words “you + me = baby” printed on it. Don’t feel particularly crafty? This mug requires no effort, just place it in the cupboard with his usual assortment of mugs and watch as his expression changes from confused to surprised!

  6. Who doesn’t love a good movie, especially if they are the star! Make a slideshow from photos of you and your husband. Let it detail your entire relationship: from friends to lovers to husband and wife, and at the end be sure to include a photo of your positive pregnancy test.

  7. Do you and your man do the grocery shopping together? Fill your grocery cart with prenatal vitamins and parenting magazines and see just how long it takes him to realize what you are doing.

  8. Pull out your video camera, or turn on the video feature on your iPhone and have your husband record you “saying hello to your out-of-town relatives” or “singing a song to your best friend” but shock him before you begin by telling him that you are pregnant. This approach works to get his reaction without making him suspicious since he is the one holding the camera.

  9. Like we mentioned above, no man can resist a t-shirt, nor can he resist humor. Combine the two and wear a shirt that will break the news for you. This bun in the oven shirt will bring a smile to any face!
READ MORE: Ultrasound Gender: To See or Not To See?

How to Tell Your Parents You’re Pregnant

Unlike planning a surprise for your guy, you don’t have to go about this pregnancy reveal on your own! Team up with your man to create the perfect surprise for your families using these tips.

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  1. Use a holiday like Christmas, Easter, or Valentine’s Day to give a gift bag of baby items. Mother’s Day cards are made even more special when they are addressed to “Grandma.” It may take your mom a minute to realize what you are trying to say but when she understands you won’t soon forget the joy on her face!

  2. Set a place for baby at the table during a family dinner. Or during Thanksgiving sharing, mention how thankful you are for the new addition to the family.

  3. Are your parents music fans? Create a mix CD of their favorite tunes and some new ones they might like. At the end of the CD record you and your spouse announcing your pregnancy. Not only will this be an exciting reveal for them, but it is also a memento they can keep long after baby is born.

  4. Do you already have children? Let them announce the new member of the family! This “I have a secret” shirt is particularly adorable!

  5. If you don’t have kids already, but still like the idea of the shirt doing the talking, use that Best. Dad. Ever. shirt you got for your husband!

  6. Tell your mom you picked up a new outfit & ask if she likes it. When you open up the shopping bag, you pull out baby onesies and socks. Don’t know the sex yet? Use these gender neutral socks and onesie for the reveal.

  7. Is your family always taking photos at family gatherings? Get the whole family together for a photo and take a few of the family smiling or making crazy faces but on the last photo say “We’re Pregnant!” Don’t get so caught up in the excitement that you forget to catch that moment on camera!

  8. When driving out to lunch or to the mall, pull into the Expectant Mothers parking space and watch the reaction on your mom’s face as she tells you that you can’t park there. Smile smugly and tell her that, in fact, you can!

  9. Use a Cocoagraph! Take a cute picture of you and your husband holding your sonogram, positive pregnancy test, or a pair of empty baby shoes and put it on a bar of chocolate! Your family won’t turn down a delicious bar of chocolate and it makes your surprise even more delicious.
READ MORE: 5 Early Prediction Methods of Baby Gender: When Can You Tell?

How did you do your pregnancy reveal? Let us know in the comment section!

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If you are looking for more pregnancy reveals, check out these 10 Fun Ways to Reveal Your Baby’s Gender.

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Kayla lives in Atlanta and is currently pregnant with her first baby, a girl. Kayla is a shoe hoarder and fashion addict. She can be found scouring Pinterest boards, fashion magazines and online boutiques in her spare time.


  1. Ashlee, we are loving that video! Thanks for sharing your announcement with us! We love seeing these special moments!

    And of course, congratulations on your pregnancy!

  2. I have made a customizable puzzle using and photoshop that reads “Only the most amazing parents get promoted to grandparents”. I plan on ordering two and sending them to his parents and mine who both live out of state. I expect a very excited phone call when they solve the puzzle!

  3. Made a slide show of us during the course of our relationship to the instrumental of Salt n Pepa’s song Push It and the last slide was the digital test displaying PREGNANT while the part of the song was playing the lyrics “Ooh baby, baby, bay-baby, baby” over and over.

  4. I’m announcing to my family, daughter, and husband on Friday over dinner. My husband proposed with a ring in the ice cream. I will surprise him by putting a little plastic baby in his desert! !

  5. I plan to tell my husband by making him dinner at home served on a plate that says “dad. A sons first hero. A daughters first love”. When he finishes his dinner he will havea nice surprise waiting for him!

  6. With our first my husband told me! I took the test, then let it sit on the counter while I took a shower. He busted in the bathroom and looked at the test. He pulled the shower curtain back and with his cute little grin asked “what does this mean?” While holding up the test! It was so cute that he was that excited! The next one I want to surprise him by having our daughter wear a cute shirt that says something about being a big sister.

  7. I tested Christmas Eve morning. Since hubby and I were exchanging our gifts early before driving to our parents’ houses, I used that opportunity. I had his favorite book from his childhood. I wrapped it and gave it to him as the very last gift, but didn’t put a gift tag on it. (I always leave silly to/from names.) So when he opened it, he was happy but confused to get the book. I told him to see if there was an inscription or something that would tell him who it was from. Inside the front cover, I had written “Daddy, will you read this to me, when I arrive? Love, your baby.” (Little did I guess that me/I should have been us/we and your baby should have been your twin babies!)

  8. When we decided to tell my mom we went over to her house and put a bun in her oven and told her to come to the kitchen we got a surprise for you but you have to find it.when she finally found it she was confused and asked why we put a bun in her oven and kept repeating it.after about a min she got it and was hugging me and crying.

  9. This is awesome! I seriously cried when I read it! If we ever get pregnant I will have to do something like this for him.

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