We no longer live in a world where it’s enough to just take a picture of a positive pregnancy test to announce you’re expecting a baby. Such a post would get such low traction, that social media algorithms would bury it deep down people’s feeds and even your parents wouldn’t get the message.
In order for the word to spread, you need to come up with something more engaging. And while some people successfully find interesting and creative ways to let everyone know about the upcoming addition to their family, others end up trying so hard, they completely overdo the whole thing.
There’s a Facebook group called ‘That’s It, I’m Pregnancy Announcement Shaming‘ and it has all the inappropriate innuendos, sexist remarks, and other popular cliches that people apparently think are OK for such an occasion. Since the group’s creation, however, its members have shared so much content, that it would take you a really long time to find the best (worst?) gems. But don’t worry, we at CNN News have done it so you wouldn’t have to.
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NO. Just NO.
LOL Okay that’s hilarious.
Many expecting couples wait until the end of the first trimester — around week 13 — to tell friends and family about their pregnancy. And there are quite a few reasons behind it.
First, the risk of miscarriage. The first trimester is a tremendous time of development and change for the parents as well as their little one. With all that change comes some risk that the pregnancy might not carry to term.
Unfortunately, between 10 and 25 percent of known pregnancies end in miscarriage, and roughly 80 percent of them occur in the first trimester.
Can’t start the child abuse too young?
“This was approved by my doc” hmm.. color me doubtful
Most miscarriages are caused by factors beyond a mother’s control. (In fact, that’s why a lot of members of the medical community are against using this term.) About half are caused by chromosomal abnormalities, which means that the baby doesn’t develop properly.
Other causes of first trimester miscarriage include:
What concern me the most is the glove…
Imagine telling people that all it takes is 3 pumps…
This is giving me vibes of that sad, old photo where the mom is putting her kids up for sale cos she couldn’t afford rent.
Age is another factor that contributes to the risks. Here are the chances of a miscarriage at different periods of a woman’s life:
Live, laugh, load
Look at us destroying the environment for our unborn child!
I like that the ultrasound image is hidden. Got to protect the identity of the fuzzy black and white blob.
If their last name is Wiener this is actually pretty clever.
If a developing baby lives to 7 weeks with a heartbeat, the risk of miscarriage drops to just 10 percent. In those beginning weeks when the risk is highest, women may not even know they’re pregnant unless they’ve taken an early test.
After week 12, the risk of miscarriage falls to 5 percent for the rest of the pregnancy.
Given these numbers, it’s understandable why so many parents wait until the risk of miscarriage drops before they announce about their pregnancy to the rest of the world. Having to tell people the sad news of a miscarriage shortly after announcing their pregnancy can be really difficult.
I’m sorry but is this like a thing?
i’m guessing she’s a surrogate? If she’s ok with this sign, then it’s none of our business
Another reason couples wait until the end of the first trimester has to do with prenatal checkups. Their first appointment may be around week 8 of pregnancy, or even later.
During the first visit, their provider will run tests to confirm the pregnancy, estimate the due date, screen for infections, and determine the general health of the mother and the baby.
For some couples, hearing that heartbeat for the first time or having an ultrasound to date the pregnancy is reassuring before announcing it to everyone.
He is not good at laundry for sure
Shoutout to the person downvoting everyone because they’re getting personally offended that people aren’t okay with rape/sex slaves pregnancy announcements . You seem like a real peach. (with a B)
Meh, I think it’s funny.
If conceiving was problematic, the mother had a previous pregnancy loss, or had a stillbirth, couples may want to wait even longer than 12 weeks to share news of their pregnancy. And there’s nothing wrong with it. (Something I can’t say about most of the pictures in this list.) The decision is entirely up to them.
In these cases, they might share the news with some additional information:
“I like children, but I couldn’t eat a whole one”
oh, come on, the kid is not going to melt
If you folks would gets your minds out of the gutter, Daddy is a police officer and baby is meant to be his back up SMH!!
At least they didn’t start a forest fire.
Sometimes telling just one close friend or family member can be helpful. Especially if you’re feeling anxious. But you may also want to tell your employer about your pregnancy right away if your job requires you to do something physical that might be dangerous. These hazards might include:
Yeah…. That’ll bring attention to the social workers.
Yeah – let your kid know you actually did everything in your power NOT to have him/her. Classy.
This is okay.
Nearly 3.7 million babies were born in the US in 2021; that’s about 46,000 more than were born in 2020, but the 1% increase still put the number short of 2019 levels.
According to Beth Jarosz, a demographer and program director with the nonprofit Population Reference Bureau with a focus on child well-being, the drop in birth rates in 2020 was one of the largest in decades, and the slight rise in 2021 “doesn’t necessarily mean that that declining trend is over.” So whether we’ll see more or less pregnancy announcements online is still unclear. Let’s just hope that the ones that do cross our radars will be better than these!
Upvote for the title!
i bet she couldn’t resist, with the handcuffs on
ik she’s not actually 6’8” but i can’t help feeling short rn
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for a brief and horrifying second, i thought the shirt said cockdown
Lmao. Why do they look like a real family there XD
Please don’t taint donuts like this.
This is a sweet idea, nothing cringe about it.
I think it’s funny. Don’t see a reason to shame at all.
This is far from the worst one here.
this is a bit too sweet for me, but Aurora is a good name and the picture has meaning
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