(Closed) Pregnancy on facebook?

posted 10 years ago in Babies
Post # 77
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

I wasn’t going to post anything until the baby was born, but at around 14 weeks a family member outed me.  :/

Post # 78
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1266 posts
Bumble bee

@Mrs Hedgehog:  My thoughts exactly. 🙂 A lot of the responses on here seem to be implying that people don’t need to know their business, and that’s fine, but for me, I keep in touch with the majority of people I know through facebook because we have moved away from everyone. We are telling immediate family and closest friends in person or on the phone, and then posting an announcement on facebook. I love seeing old friends’ or coworkers pregnancy/baby posts since I don’t get to see them in person too often!

Post # 79
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

@Mrs. Sand Dollar:  Those kind of annoying comments/invasive questions is totally why I haven’t posted anything yet, and don’t really plan to. My cover may be blown if people tag me in pics from my baby shower and they show up on my timeline, but I’ll be 36 weeks at that point. If that happens I may have to make some sort of basic acknowledgment, but we’ll see.

At this point, I plan to post a picture of our new little family once baby boy is here as the only announcement I make, and DH will NOT be posting any pictures during labor!

Post # 80
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1266 posts
Bumble bee

My DH just showed me the announcement pic two of his pregnant friends put up together (both due a week apart).. they were holding signs saying “We” “Are” and then had a jar of Prego in between surrounded by two pairs of baby shoes. They are 6 and 7 weeks pregnant. It was incredibly cheesy o_o definitely don’t want to go that route!

Post # 81
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: January 2012

I realize this is a very old post, but if I don’t chime in my opnion and experience, It’ll really bug me. My husband and I waited the conventional 3 months and then some to time our pregnancy announcement with Christmas- both on Facebook and to our family and friends. At 16 weeks, knowing everything was “safe and good”, we formally announced it on Facebook with a pic of my really awesome baby bump. The outpouring of love and “congrats” was lovely and it was great to feel such support. A week later, we suffered a missed miscarriage and had to give birth to our baby boys. We then had to announce our loss because we thought it was the best way to let people know without having them follow up months down the road. And frankly, I took on a very rebellious attitude towards miscarriage being such a taboo topic, so I wanted to bring it to light and bring more awareness so that those that have experienced the same would get a chance to express their feelings without embarrassment. I’m glad that I did because I have tons (12 to be exact) of facebook friends who came forward and messaged me to tell me they had experienced a miscarriage before, and that they still felt alone and devastated. Again, even when we announced our loss, the outpouring of love and support was wonderful and very helpful. I don’t think there is anything wrong with posting about your pregnancy on your Facebook wall. People want to root for you and those who are close and love you the most want to be part of your journey. They are excited for you and more than ever, society embraces and celebrates pregnancy. I agree with everyone here because you are all entitled to do whatever makes you feel most comfortable. But again, the whole 3 months thing is pointless. And that’s the essence of my rant! 🙂 Good luck to everyone trying to conceive, and enjoy every second of it when you do!

 

Post # 82
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@ceciliatoonk:  +1000 

I am so sorry for your loss, but thank you so much for sharing this story. I have always felt that miscarrage being such a taboo and secret subject is a terrible thing. Expecting women to suffer in silence because  that’s the norm, or the whole “you don’t want to have to share that” comment always makes my blood boil. Humans grieve together anytime a loved one dies we come together  as friends and family and share in that grief process, but somehow the loss of an unborn child should be a private loss kept to yourself. So sad.

Again so sorry for your loss but thanks for sharing, and OP sorry to thread jack.

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