‘I hid my pregnancy for nine months and it was the best decision I’ve ever made’

Baby showers, gender reveals and big celebrations are usually on parent-to-be’s list of milestones but one woman has told how she hid her pregnancy for the whole nine months.

Miranda Zilkowsky decided she wasn’t keen to share the news – so only her partner knew they were expecting until just before the baby arrived. In a viral TikTok, Miranda wrote: “POV: you kept your pregnancy a secret for nine months,” before going on to explain why and how she did this.

The mum said it was “one of the best decisions [she’d] ever made” while she shared images throughout her pregnancy. In the video, she showed off her positive test and then photos of her very visible pregnant belly – and revealed how she even managed to stage an entire maternity photoshoot without telling her friends and family.

In a follow up video she shared how her parents found out when she was 30 weeks along. “She hid it this whole time?” her dad can be heard exclaiming while her delighted mother laughed behind the camera.

Miranda explained that her parents live far away so wouldn’t see the bump and she’s self employed working from home so no colleagues noticed.

“We didn’t have a baby shower or gender reveal, and that’s okay…” she added. “Because look at us now.” She then shared another video of the couple finding out the gender together in their car.

The TikTok amassed three million views with commenters saying how they could never have hidden this for so long. Many were praising her or in awe of her restraint.

One user said: “My moms feelings would be so hurt if I didn’t tell her”.

Another shared: “We hid ours for 5 months and it was absolutely amazing! I wish we kept it between us longer.”

Some users said Miranda was “in her Kylie Jenner era”, as the star famously hid her pregnancy and birth from the world. She is also reluctant to share her son’s name and has kept this hidden from the public.

Miranda has become a lot more open since giving birth, sharing lots of videos and photos of her little girl. The videos are often captioned with “my little princess” or “my sunshine” rather than sharing her daughter’s name.