Facebook introduces 'Expecting a Baby' feature to Timeline

Expecting a baby? Now you can make it official on Facebook.

The social network rolled out a new "Life Event" for Timeline this week, which lets you share when you are going to be a mother or father. With the new life event option, expectant parents can share their baby's due date and tell friends whether it's a boy or a girl.

"Life Events are easy and expressive ways to mark significant moments in your life such as getting married, buying a house or traveling to new places," according to a Facebook blog post. "If you choose to, you can now share that you are expecting a baby with your friends on Facebook."

You can also add details like who the other parent is, a location, and a story about the pregnancy. Finally, there's an option to add a photo, so Facebook users may start seeing more pictures of ultrasounds and pregnant bellies on Facebook.

The happy baby announcements will appear in the Celebrations section of your homepage, located in the upper-right corner where birthdays appear.

To share that you are expecting a baby, simply go to your Timeline and click "Life Event" from the sharing tool. From there, click on "Family & Relationships," then select "Expecting a Baby" and add any details you want to share before clicking Save. Once the bundle of joy has arrived, you can share that you had a baby from the same sharing tool.

Meanwhile, those who aren't so keen on babies have a new option, too. A Chrome plugin called "Unbaby Me" will search your Facebook feed for mentions of babies and replace them with photos of cats.