How do you announce pregnancy at work?
Besides your biological family, your work colleagues can also be termed as family. You spend most of your time and days with them and they probably know you better than some of your relatives. At first, you may be a little hesitant to share your pregnancy news with them because having such a conversation can be scary. However, telling your workmates that you are pregnant does not have to be scary at all. With some ideas, you can navigate the conversation easily even with your boss.
1.The candy jar
Place a jar of jellybeans on your desk and then tape a note on it that says “from me and my little jelly bean”. Email your colleagues to come and pick candy from your desk. They will be shocked to find your announcement waiting for them.
2. The staff meeting
Share your news in the next staff meeting. There is usually a time when people are asked to make any announcements. You can take that opportunity and come out with the news.
3. Cupcake announcement
Make homemade cupcakes with red and blue coloring then bring them to work. The treats should come a note with the news of your pregnancy. As your workmates enjoy the sweetness of the treats, they get to enjoy the sweetness of your news as well.
4. Telephone game
Consider playing the old fashion telephone game where you whisper the news to one of your colleagues and then wait for the news to spread. By the end of the day, the whole office will know that you are pregnant.
5. Fortune cookies!
People love Fortune cookies. The next time you come to work, carry along a bag of Fortune cookies with “Guess who is pregnant” notes and leave them on the countertop.
Write a memo to your team informing them that they should expect a new team member. Indicate the date when the new team member will join and observe who will be the first to notice that you are talking about your baby.
7. Let your clothes do the talking for you
If your profession is flexible when it comes to dressing, you can wear scrubs that feature a baby theme. Wait for someone to ask you about your style of dressing before you can tell them the news.
8. Vacation conversations
In the course of lunch breaks, colleagues like talking about where they would want to go for vacation. When you are having this conversation with them, you can mention that you are looking for “baby moon” destinations. They should get the drift of the conversation by then.
While it is good to be cheeky and funny when announcing your pregnancy to your workmates, you should not have such an approach with your boss. Before you let your colleagues know, your boss should be the first to know. Choose a pregnancy announcement idea that will work well considering your office environment. Go for something that is appropriate for your office.
“A Bun In The Oven” – Free Printable Pregnancy Announcement Card