(Closed) Facebook updates while in labor??

posted 6 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
11394 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

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
327 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

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
4606 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

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
5547 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2011

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. Too Much Information 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
5388 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

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
801 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

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 # 10
4038 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

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
1077 posts
Bumble bee

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
362 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Not that I’m pregnant or even planning to TTC anytime soon – but I already told my Fiance 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
3182 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Generally speaking, I have no interest in what anyone’s cervix looks like. I make no exceptions for fb friends in labor.

Post # 14
536 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

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
1144 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

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
13099 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

I think the updates on the state of one’s cervix is a little Too Much Information 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.

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