(Closed) I know there are many FB complaints, but this one…

posted 6 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
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1115 posts
Bumble bee

Like saying you’re headed to the hospital? That I’ve seen, doesn’t bother me. It’s my cue to get some presents ready or reschedule some things. 

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Actually, this is one of the updates I’m a fan of (and I’m pretty facebook judgy). I’m usually waiting for my friends to let me know they’ve given birth and I don’t want to be texting them while they’re there in labor unless we’re pretty close. 

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

When one woman on my FB was in labor, her SO kept updating the status. Like, uselessly updating. “Getting ready to push!” “Pushing now!” sort of updates. Wouldn’t someone want a little bit of privacy? Even if it’s just meant for family members, do they really need a play by play?

Post # 6
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 1992

@DeadlyNightshade:  agree.

 

If the person is updating a status with the baby hanging half-out, that’s a little social media excessive.

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I mean I don’t want a detailed description, but I see nothing wrong with friends saying they’re in labor. I get anxious if I haven’t heard from them and know their due date is near.

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I had a “friend” basically live-tweet her entire labor. It would have been hilarious if it was someone funny, who was known for oversharing – but this was some random, unfunny, Too Much Information girl from high school. Unfollow! 

Post # 9
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Bee Keeper

It’s getting ridiculous.

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Yeah I depends what part of labor they are in, if its the early stages and they are just wanting to let thier friends know that its happening, then I think that’s ok…Anything more then that is Too Much Information LOL….A couple weeks ago I had a friend post of pic of the pregancy tests she peed on to announce thier pregnancy! Talk about TMI!

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

i used to get really annoyed at that too, being all “dont you have better things to do while you are in labor?!” … well my SIL just went through labor and i was at the hospital the whole time. witnessing it firsthand, i now know that no, you dont really have better things to do that whole time. a lot of it is sitting and waiting to dilate!

do i need a play by play of whats happening with your mucus plug? negatory.

but seeingas how i cant wait for 2 minutes on a train platform without busting out the iphone, i can see where it might be a fun distraction from repeated vaginal cotortions.

Post # 12
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Bumble bee

I’ve seen, “Heading to the hospital” “One centimeter dilated” “Five cm dilated!” and then “Getting ready to push!”

 

 

….why is that even okay.

 

I understand the, “going to the hospital” ones and the “at the hospital waiting” ones, but that’s my limit. And please, for the love of god, don’t post pics.

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I agree, if OP means updating to say that things have started and you’re headed to the hospital, I’m cool with that.  If it’s like “4 cm, just broke my water”, then that’s way overkill.  

There are a lot of people who want to know, and there is only one person I texted while I was in labor.  She had been my support since like…week 6 and she had only had her baby a couple of weeks before.  She was the only one I wanted to talk to via the phone, everyone else went through Darling Husband or had to wait.

Post # 14
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2014

So this exact scenario didn’t happen, but the wife of one of my friends posted a bloody baby picture RIGHT after they had pulled it out. The mom was squatting on the bed and you can see the nurse’s bloody gloves handing her the baby that had just popped out… No. Some stuff just doesn’t belong on the Internet, people. 

Post # 15
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Bumble bee

Yeah, to be fair I’ve only really ever seen “Heading in to the hospital to do that baby thang!” followed by a picture of the new little one. And the picture usually come hours or days later. 

I was there for one of my good friends giving birth and she’s the type to totally overshare on FB, but even she drew the line at letting people know she was at the hospital. 

Post # 16
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I have a FB friend who is now pregnant and I know she will be updating her FB status the entire time she is pregnant and the especially as her due date gets closer, and while she is in labor. Can’t wait :/  She is an ishy person.

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