Post # 1
So I have a male friend on my FB, whose SO is in labor right now. All day he has been posting how dilated she is and when her water broke and about an hour ago he posted she was “pushing” and will have updates soon.
Really? Why would you post all this? I get he is excited (and he is not a first time dad either) but we really don’t need a play by play of what is going on….
Gah, there is a reason why I hide people on FB…
Post # 3
I have WOMEN on mine, who are updating the ENTIRE labor. NO JOKE!
At the hospital.
3 hours laters – Dilated so many cm’s.
2 hours later – Starting to PUSH!
45 minutes later – Its a boy! born at X time, with X weight/inches.
IDK But on the day of, I am sure I will care less about facebook and just want to be with my baby and husband!
Post # 4
Oh jeez. I’d feel like my husband isn’t focused on helping me get through the birthing process if he was constantly updating FB. And I really would not want the whole FB world getting a play by play.
Post # 5
I know a girl who posted herself how much she was dialated and so forth throughout everything. I think her last status before she had the baby was “Going to have a baby now, haha. Can’t believe I’ll be a mom in like, 10 minutes!”
And she resumed posting immediately after giving birth :/
I have seen women in labor and I can’t imagine any of them posting to Facebook every hour or so about their progression.
Post # 6
I can see a like “Headed to the hospital” and “baby is here” posts. Or if your labor is going on forever… but not like hourly updates on dilation. TMI anyone?? I don’t need to know the state of your lady bits. If you have far away family or something who want hourly updates, if they can work FB I bet they text too so that can stay private.
Post # 7
Maybe they have family on their FB that wanted them to update. I know my family kept wanting updates, but we didn’t. lol We left that up to our parents because my nerves were too bad.
Post # 8
wow.. priorities have changed.
“I’m giving birth, but HOLD ON: I Have to update my FB status”
in all seriousness, this is quite ridiculous in my opinion.
Post # 9
I agree rather ridiculous… I get wanting to update family, but really play by play how much she is dilated??? Do not care to see…
Post # 10
I have several friends and family members, both moms and dads, that do this. I never would…there are very few people in the world I want to update on the state of my cervix, and those people will be at the hospital with me.
Post # 11
I’ve never had a baby so someone please correct me if I’m wrong, but don’t long labors involve a lot of waiting at first? I could see trying to take your mind off of things for a little bit, but the “pushing!” type statuses do seem a little crazy to me!
Post # 12
Not that I’m pregnant or even planning to TTC anytime soon – but I already told my FI that NO ONE (except our parents) will be told I’m in labor until AFTER the baby is born and he was in full agreement. I don’t want a bunch of visitors at the hospital until I’m good and ready for them. Obviously we’d tell our parents and siblings so they can be there when the baby is born (in the waiting room – not the delivery room LOL) but no one else!!
Post # 13
Generally speaking, I have no interest in what anyone’s cervix looks like. I make no exceptions for fb friends in labor.
Post # 14
I said I would never do the FB updates either, and well I did. Eeek! I mean, I was pretty bored most of the time until it was time to push, I gave birth and was pretty much back to normal life right after. Though I think that I did not update my FB after, that took a few days because I was so into my daughter 🙂 But I am totally guilty of updating every step of the way. Most of my family and friends thanked me for it, since they couldn’t be there.
Post # 15
Honestly I will probably post a headed to the hospital post? Maybe I still don’t know. I will NOT be posting updates of my labor. It doesn’t really bother me though when people do it’s just not for me. Since we are team green we will post Baby B’s stats soon after all of our family knows but that will probably be hours after baby is born unless my sister does it for me.
Post # 16
I think the updates on the state of one’s cervix is a little TMI but “heading to the hospital”, “still waiting….”, “Baby is here!”, etc type posts don’t bother me. Many people have family who can’t be nearby but who they want to update on what is happening.