Apparently “We’re Pregnant” videos are the new big thing.  A phone call, dropping it into the conversation, or an email – apparently that’s just not enough anymore.

I’m torn between thinking that these are a lovely, albeit quirky, celebration of new life, or a sign that having a baby has become so about creating a new accessory for us that suddenly putting hours of effort into a video announcement is necessary to celebrate the increasingly rare occasion.  Or is this simply a further sign that many of us live our lives vicariously through social media broadcasts.  

Either way, if you get pregnant, you too could have the opportunity to become famous on Youtube amongst friends, family and even strangers should your video go viral.  I will let you make up your own mind on these and the many others uploaded to Youtube:


Shannon Roberts

Shannon Roberts is co-editor of MercatorNet's blog on population issues, Demography is Destiny. While she has a background as a barrister, writing has been a life-long passion and she has contributed...