Creative Ways to Deliver Your Pregnancy News to Husband or Partner

Making a pregnancy announcement to your husband or partner can be an exciting but nerve-wracking time – how, when, and where should you do it? We’ve got a few ideas we think you’ll love.

Anyone can ‘accidentally’ leave a positive pregnancy test on the kitchen counter. If you want to make announcing pregnancy to your husband an extra special occasion for him, throw out those tired old ideas and get some inspiration from the team here at The Little Green Sheep!

1. A Modern Twist on Classic Reveals

Adding a modern twist to classic pregnancy reveals can make your announcement more exciting and memorable. Here are a few suggestions:

  1. Customised treasure hunt: Create a treasure hunt around your home with different clues leading your husband to the final reveal — a positive pregnancy test or a baby item. Each clue could hint at the upcoming joy and changes.
  2. VR reveal: Use technology to your advantage. Create a virtual reality experience that culminates in the big reveal. This could include a virtual walk down memory lane, ending at a scene depicting your future with a new family member.
  3. YouTube trailer announcement: Create a trailer for a make-believe movie about your journey as a couple. At the end of the trailer, reveal the 'new release' — a baby on the way.
  4. Dessert surprises: Bake your husband's favourite dessert and hide the news inside. This could be a fortune cookie with a message or a cake with 'We're having a baby!' written across it.

2. Bring in Your Family and Friends for Support

Inviting your family and friends to be a part of your pregnancy announcement can add a layer of excitement and make the occasion even more memorable.

A surprise party is a classic way to share the news. Organise a surprise party with both your close family and friends (ones you can trust to keep secret!). Upon his arrival, let everyone reveal the news together with a coordinated cheer or a custom banner.

3. Go Big and Make It Public

When you finally get the news that you're pregnant, you want to shout it from the rooftops and let everyone know how excited you are. You can take that energy and put it into your pregnancy announcement ideas for your husband.

Some of our favourite public, loud and proud announcement ideas include:

  1. Billboard message – Hire a billboard in a location your husband frequents and display a heartwarming pregnancy announcement message. Use a catchy phrase, an inside joke, or a sweet photograph. Be with him when he sees it for the first time.
  2. Flash mob – Organise a flash mob in a public place. Choreograph a dance routine culminating in the big reveal. Hold up signs, have someone sing the news, or join in on the dance yourself!
  3. Radio shout-out – Call your husband's favourite radio station and arrange for the host to announce your pregnancy on air. Ensure your husband is listening at the right time!
  4. Skywriting – Arrange for a pilot to write your announcement in the skies above a location where your husband can see it. Timing is crucial for this to work perfectly.

4. Get Vulnerable For Your Man

Embracing vulnerability and authenticity in your pregnancy announcement to your husband can be an incredibly meaningful way to share this milestone in your lives. A heartfelt, intimate reveal allows you both to fully experience the raw emotions that come with this beautiful news.

Handwritten Letter

Write a heartfelt letter to your husband sharing your pregnancy news, expressing your feelings, your hopes for your shared future, and your excitement about this new chapter in your lives.

This can make it easier to share your feelings in your heightened emotional state and give you both something to look back on in years to come.

A Quiet Dinner

Prepare a special dinner for just the two of you and reveal the news over dessert. This intimate setting allows for genuine, personal connection and space to express your feelings.

Have an Authentic Conversation

Sometimes, simplicity is the most effective option. Share the news during an authentic, heartfelt conversation where you express your joy, your fears, and your hopes for your future as parents.

This vulnerable approach can forge an even deeper bond between you two, making this moment truly unforgettable. Remember, it's not just about the grand reveal; it's about sharing this momentous journey in a way that strengthens your connection as a couple.


5. Get Theme-y With It

Themed pregnancy announcements are a fun and imaginative way to share your exciting news with your husband. Some of our favourite themes include…

  1. Your favourite movie
  2. Seasonal
  3. Travel or a special holiday spot
  4. His favourite sport
  5. Something musical

Personalise the theme so that it’s special to you and your husband, like if you share a favourite movie or song. The more tailored it is to the both of you, the more memorable it’ll be – and he’ll really appreciate the thought you put into it.


6. Capture the Moment With a Special Photoshoot Surprise

A pregnancy reveal is a unique and fleeting moment that's full of emotions and love. While experiencing that together as a couple can be great, having photographic evidence of the moment is priceless. One of our favourite cute ways to announce pregnancy to your husband is through a special photo shoot that ends with a very special surprise.

A photoshoot surprise is a wonderful and unique way to announce your pregnancy to your husband. You can arrange a casual family photoshoot, perhaps under the pretence of updating your family album or celebrating an anniversary. You can either hire a professional photographer or choose a close friend whom you can confide in about your big news.

Silently instruct whoever the photographer is to announce 'Say, [your name] is pregnant!' instead of 'Say cheese!'. Your husband’s reaction is bound to be a good one, and you’ll be able to keep the moment forever.


Rounding Up Our Favourite Pregnancy Announcement Ideas

Announcing your pregnancy to your husband is a momentous occasion filled with a whirlwind of emotions. Making it special and unforgettable by using creative ways will undoubtedly enhance this joyous experience.

Whether your approach is grand, simple, intimate, or public, remember the essence of it all lies in celebrating this beautiful milestone in your unique way, making it a cherished memory for a lifetime.

Head on over to our journal to read more about your upcoming journey to parenthood, including nursery tips and caring for your little one once they arrive.


There's no set time when you should tell your husband you're pregnant. Ultimately, it comes down to what you feel comfortable with as it's your body going through the process. Some people choose to tell their husbands right away, while others may choose to hold off on sharing the news until they've had time to process it themselves.

It's best to announce your pregnancy to your husband in a more subtle and subdued way than a grandiose gesture. If having children is something the two of you have always discussed, plan something sweet to celebrate!

The answer to this question will differ for every mother depending on your circumstances. If you’re in a happy, healthy relationship with your husband, boyfriend, or partner, tell them first! This news is something that’ll change your lives together, so you should share your pregnancy announcement with them first and foremost.