(Closed) People who post their plans to conceive on Facebook?

posted 5 years ago in TTC
  • poll: What do you think of announcing on FB that you are TTC?
    Tacky/Bad idea : (165 votes)
    99 %
    I would do it/have done it! : (2 votes)
    1 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    1068 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: January 2013

    Wait for it, next she’ll write, “I think I’m ovulating. Hubby just got home, so time to find out! Will update in 30 minutes!”

    Post # 4
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    510 posts
    Busy bee

    Wayyyyy TMI I think….. I’m superstitous, but I would not be posting anything along those lines!  Plus, most people don’t want to read about your baby-making efforts!

    Post # 6
    Member
    598 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    I wouldn’t do it…mainly because if there were problems related to that later on I wouldn’t want to have to explain to everyone on facebook what was going on.  It just seems…I dunno…jinxie! 

    Post # 7
    Member
    2815 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I think some people just crave attention.. lol

    I would NEVER announce in any way possible that Im starting to TTC.

    Post # 8
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    1513 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    i didnt vote because while i dont think its something i want to see on FB, i dont really think it’s “tacky”

    i suppose if you went by what facebook should be, a place connecting you to the friends and family you are closest with, then sharing basic TTC info (ie: “thinking about expanding our family soon!” or really even “taking folic acid”) isnt the worst thing in the world. its just a way to keep your nearest and dearest in the loop. 

    of course, we know thats not what facebook is, and many people (me for sure) are “friends” with people who don’t care about my uterus at all. hell, i have seen people i am FB friends with in public and avoided them b/c i didnt want a real life convo! if she was your good friend, not DH’s, or a sister/other relative, maybe you would find that posting a little more endearing than you did hearing about TTC plans from a person you know through someone else.

    ETA: there is def a line that can be crossed on FB no matter how much you love someone. i dont need to know when my SIL loses her mucus plug, or see a pic of my nephew’s first potty poop!

    Post # 9
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    3802 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    oh god i’d never do this…then when people see you they will be like “are you pregnant?” and…what if you are not/are having trouble getting pregnant?

    Post # 10
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    4038 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    I don’t know if I’d call it tacky, but definitely not something we even talked about sharing. I imagine that any potential problems (it took us over a year to conceive) would be even harder because everyone and their mother would know about it and constantly be asking if she was pregnant yet.

    It hurt me enough having that question innocently asked just because I was a newlywed, I can’t imagine the world knowing we were trying, and then knowing we were having trouble. A few select people knew, but that’s really something I think should be private. 

    Post # 11
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    2548 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    Yeah, I don’t think I would ever do that, because if I did have trouble concieving, it would be everyone’s buisness then. But, I can see why someone would, because they are excited! One of my friends posted she was  pregnant at like 6 weeks. She was just SO excited, so I guess that excitement overpowered the possibilty of miscarriage. To each their own.

    Post # 12
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    3832 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    Facebook needs to die. 

    Post # 13
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    7908 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

    I don’t need my attempts to get pregnant to be under public scrutiny. Geez, if you have a hard time, how much worse is it with all of your facebook friends knowing it took you 4 years to get pregnant. I personally feel like people overshare about pregnancy on facebook, but alas…

    Post # 14
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    1766 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    I think it’s not a great idea to announce TTC plans in public in general, because as you said, what if it takes a while?  Who wants to deal with all those questions and constantly be reminded that there might be issues?

    We went to a wedding last September and the couple let everyone know that they would start trying on their honeymoon. As far as I know, they are still trying. That must be pretty difficult. Telling everyone on FB? I can’t imagine!

    Post # 15
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    2775 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2010

    Definitely tacky and way TMI.  What if it takes longer than you anticipated?  Wouldn’t you be putting enough pressure on yourself without the rest of the world adding to that?

    Post # 16
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    2373 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: December 2009

    Hmm…let me think about this.  I’m FB friends with my parents, my in laws, grandparents, and one of my bosses…Do I want them knowing when I’m doing the horizontal tango with the hubs?  No thanks!!!  I really don’t understand why people feel the need to put something so personal, like when they are TTC on facebook.

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