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It’s OK to announce your pregnancy any ol’ time you want to—whether that be minutes after you POAS or after your first trimester when the chance of miscarriage decreases or days before you are due.

The benefit of spreading the news nice and early is that friends and family can share in your initial “Holy &*&^%, we’re having a baby!” elation. You also won’t have to explain why you’re getting chubby around the middle, spending half your day in the bathroom, sleeping during meetings and eating more than a linebacker. Also, if there are complications, you might actually want the support of friends and family.

There are lots of benefits to waiting, too. People won’t be asking you how you feel or start grabbing your belly for a few weeks. And as we said above, the chance of miscarriage dramatically decreases after 10-12 weeks, so some couples like to wait until after the first trimester to make sure everything is kosher before they spill the beans.

Some couples wait even later to share the happy news. If, for example, they want to get amnio results back first, they may wait until the second trimester.

Whenever you tell, it’s a moment you’ll remember for the rest of your life, so do it in style and check out these great, creative ways to announce your pregnancy!