How Much Sharing Is Too Much Sharing On Facebook?

posted 3 years ago in Pregnancy
  • poll: How much should people share about their pregnancies online?
    Nothing! That information is personal. : (39 votes)
    12 %
    An occasional post or announcement. : (280 votes)
    85 %
    The more the better!! : (9 votes)
    3 %
    Other : (1 votes)
    0 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    1104 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    I think in general WAY TOO MUCH is shared on facebook, from baby to wedding to daily bowel movements (seriously…). There is a threshold and many people haven’t a clue where it is!

    Post # 4
    Member
    2851 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    I like seeing updates/pictures from friends about their pregnancy/babies, but it can be too much. I don’t need to see an update every time you go to the doctors office or every time your feet swell. It’s all good in small doses.

    Post # 5
    Member
    9137 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

    @AnonymousCupcake:  Please do not talk about bodily fluids, your cervix, or any other icky medical aspect of your pregnancy, labor, and delivery.  You are free to discuss: announcing you are pregnant (please don’t post a peestick, you just peed on it!), weird cravings, the baby’s sex, checking into the hospital for the birth, and birth stats (length, weight, name).  Do not tell me how well you are progressing during labor; it’s awesome for you but I can’t get the picture of your vagina out of my head, worse the picture of your baby’s head being squeezed out of your vagina.  Some things should be private and the state of your vagina is one of them.

    Post # 6
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    4413 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I don’t think it’s a question of how much is shared, but rather a question of how interesting it is. If you’re a funny person and your posts remain funny even though the subject matter turns a little more towards pregnancy, I don’t really think there’s such a thing as “too much.” But if all you’ve got to say is “morning sickness sucks!!!” then yeah, that’s gonna bug me. Mostly because it’s boring and I don’t care, not because it’s TMI Tongue Out

    Post # 8
    Member
    9412 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper

    @iarebridezilla:  +1. I am not interested in hearing any of it. I don’t want to hear anything boring, gross, or weird. However, I will listen to something funny whether it is about pregnancy or the moon.

    Post # 9
    Member
    2884 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: March 2013

    i think the occasional post is fine. i mean it might be boring, but trhen again…how many posts on fb do you actually see and think “wow, thats interesting”.? if its like my fb, virtually none haha

    i posted the ultrasound as my announcement four weeks ago, and one post complaining that pregnancy is like having a bad hangover but without having a crazy night the night before. i dont plan to post anything else until i know the gender…then a birth announcement. if its too much, well then its too much. 

    Post # 11
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    1822 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2013 - Pavilion overlooking golf course scenery, reception at banquet hall

    I not-so-shamefully admit that I have several female friends hidden from my newsfeed because of their constant pregnancy/infant/breastfeeding posts….

    I am happy to see the pregnancy announcement, and the birth announcement/first baby photo, but the stuff in between I reeeeeeeally don’t care about! Maybe little milestones like “had a great baby shower today, thanks for coming everyone!” or “we found out it’s going to be a girl!” along the way are okay too.

    Post # 12
    Member
    1458 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    I had a friend with SEVERE morning sickness throughout her entire pregnancy, along with some other serious/uncomfortable complications. It was a harder pregnancy than normal and I liked that she gave regular updates so that those of us who were far away could see she was okay and be supportive. However, if all you do is complain or all you do is post pictures of your swollen feet, no thank you, that’s just annoying.

     

    I do, however, stalk cute baby bump pictures like there’s no tomorrow…. *walks away shamefully*

    Post # 13
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    1414 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: February 2009

    Things I find interesting: announcing you are expecting, an occasional baby bump photo, picture of new born

     

    Things I don’t find interesting: your positive pregnancy test, a baby bump picture for every single week, a play by play of you in labor, fresh baby pictures blood and all ( no thanks )

    Post # 15
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    1535 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2015

    @AnonymousCupcake:  TBH, I don’t care if people post a lot of shit. I think you can post what you want to post. People can hide others from newsfeeds if they don’t like it.

     

    I haven’t hidden people based on baby stuff, but I’ve hidden other peoples stuff they post about being sluts and going clubbing

     

    Post # 16
    Member
    3013 posts
    Sugar bee

    @AnonymousCupcake:  I am 23w preg. In that time I posted a pic if my dog announcing that I was preg at 11w. I posted 1 belly shot at 20w upon several requests. An occasional “pregnant ladies can lift weights (or eat pie)”- I think 3. That’s it. I will never post an ultrasound picture (except in the private WB facebook group!) or mention day to day pregnancy woes or excitements. I don’t post much more than links to things that amuse me every once in a while so it would be weird if I started posting about my back hurting or the baby kicking or something like that. And I hate when people post their weekly “baby is as big as a car” article or a weekly bump pic. And especially the ultrasound picture as a profile pic. I am not my baby! I have my own identity. 

    Sorry for the rant!

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