Cupid's Pulse Article: Celebrity Pregnancy: Monica is Expecting First Child with Shannon BrownCupid's Pulse Article: Celebrity Pregnancy: Monica is Expecting First Child with Shannon Brown

By April Littleton

According to, R&B singer Monica is expecting her first child with Shannon Brown. She confirmed her pregnancy via Twitter the day before Mother’s Day. Monica is already a mother to two boys Rocko, 7 and Romelo, 5 whom she had with ex fiancé, rapper Rodney “Rocko” Hill. Brown also has a son, Shannon Christopher, from a previous relationship.

When is it the right time to announce a pregnancy?

Cupid’s Advice:

Finding out you’re expecting probably sends a million emotions coursing through your body. You might feel nervous, scared, surprised or excited. You may even feel all of these emotions at the same time! Once the fact that you’re pregnant has settled into your mind, you might grapple with the issue on when is the appropriate time to start spreading the baby news. Cupid has some advice:

1. Tell your partner: For starters, the next person who needs to know you’re expecting should be the father-to-be. You can spill the news in an unexpected manner, or have him around while you take the pregnancy test. Either way, he should be the first to know because from now on he needs to be involved in any decision you make regarding the baby, including the decision on who to tell next.

2. Share the news early: If you like the idea of getting support and advice early on in the pregnancy, you have the option of telling your friends and family as soon as you find out you’re expecting. You’ll be able to share all of the excitement and experience from start to finish! The only downside being you could suffer from a miscarriage and you and your partner won’t have the option to deal with it on your own.

3.Wait it out: If you prefer to wait until you’re in the clear from possible miscarriage, wait until you’re further along in your pregnancy before making the announcement. You won’t get much help from others, but you and your beau will be able to make more decisions as a couple, which could make your relationship even stronger before the baby comes.

When did you realize it was the right time to announce your pregnancy? Comment below.