When I got a job offer in a regional city, I was like, “OMG, where is that?!?” After consulting my handy dandy road atlas (this was pre-GPS, give me a break.), I exclaimed, “Eesh, that’s far north.” Well, the job was too good to pass up. And even though I only planned to live here for a couple of years to build up my resume, I’ve now lived in my city for 12 years (both of my kids were born here, in fact). I think we’re officially regional people. Needless to say, none of our friends and family followed us up here. So, any of our big life announcements have been made by phone. I would have loved to surprise everyone with a clever Facebook post or a styled Instagram pic, but social media announcements weren’t so big back then. If they would have been, I would have had a hard time narrowing down all the fun, funny, thoughtful ways to tell everyone we were expanding our family.

With more and more jobseekers willing to move interstate or inter-country for the perfect gig, it’s no wonder that social media shares have become a common way for mums and dads-to-be to surprise their faraway family and friends of a new baby’s impending arrival. Just in time for your pregnancy announcement (or a friend’s), I’ve rounded up fun ways to announce your pregnancy on social media. Get inspired!

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